Long-established in the collection calendar and unique as a regular event in the UK, the Shuttleworth Collection evening airshows offer a chance to enjoy rare aircraft in a relaxed format with fading light. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/48587101106/in/dateposted/ 2019 has been a bumper year for the evening shows with a return from visiting types in the line ups after … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Evening Shows 2019
While the off season, in terms of flying seems to be shrinking each year, the first proper day of every airshow season is always a welcome time, even more so if the weather plays ball. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/47790306451/in/photostream/ While it may not have been up to the standards of the previous bank holiday weekend, but the weather … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere – Old Warden 5th May 2019
In a workshop in the middle of England, a missing link in one of the great aviation racing stories is slowly coming back to life. Ken Fern has previously been involved in working on the construction of other vintage replicas in the past. More recent time has been spent on his current project, an ambitious … Continue reading Warbird People: Racing Revival – Ken Fern on the DH88 Comet Racer Project
Traditionally the "Shuttleworth Pageant" slot for the year, 2017 saw a spacial "Heritage Day" event to tie in with 175 years of Clayton and Shuttleworth. The company produced agricultural equipment for many years and even built a number of Sopwith aircraft during the First World War. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37016415213/in/dateposted-public/ On the ground there was plenty to see, … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Heritage Day – 3rd September 2017
At a recent Shuttleworth Collection airshow, the commentator passed comment of an airshow being like a rock concert. Plenty of people go to see the big hits or tracks from the favourite album, but the band are always keen to work in some rarer gems and newer material in-between the big hitters. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/35356182813/in/dateposted-public/ That analogy … Continue reading Flying Legends 2017 – Back to Basics
Well it's that time of year again, today marks the end of the 2016 Warbird Tails Advent. I'd like to take this time to wish all readers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank you all for reading, liking, commenting and sharing this years posts and reviews. … Continue reading Christmas Eve 2016 – Santa’s New Reindeer
The Shuttleworth Collection’s Race Day and Roaring 20s airshow made for a fitting finale to the 2016 season with a great theme and an impressive selection of aircraft. Building on previous years Race Day events 2016 saw the automotive side of racing take more of the spotlight. This year saw the first run of the … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Race Day Airshow 2016
With such a diverse and impressive collection of displays taking place this year, including a number of memorable debuts there are only select acts which warrant more than one post in this series. A certain Delta Bomber is one, as there have been countless unique moments in its final season and the de Havilland Comet … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2015 #12 – de Havilland Delight
The Shuttleworth Collection's first evening display of 2015 saw a memorable formation which saw the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Hurricane IIC and Spitfire V join the Collection's DH88 Comet for a series of passes. The Comet also performed in formation with the Collection's Mew Gull in an iconic racing pair.
Ahead of a full report, I wanted to share some of my pictures from an excellent afternoon in the Autumnal sun at Old Warden.