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.
Shuttleworth are certainly having a golden year this season, with very well selected visiting aircraft and themes. This weekend's evening show may have been named Best of British, but it could have just as easily been the "Best of Shuttleworth". I'll be posting a full review of the show later in the week, but these … Continue reading Photo Post: Shuttleworth Collection Best of British Evening Airshow 18th July 2015
I have to admit, watching the weather forecasts over the past few weeks I was starting to think that airshows must just have a curse in place. It seems over the past couple of months we have seen wall to wall sunshine as we go through the weeks only for skies to darken as soon … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection – Edwardian Evening Display 20th June 2015
“Shuttleworth Magic” Those two words came up a few times on Saturday night, rightly so. There truly is nothing quite like Old Warden, no matter which of the based aircraft are in the air you are always aware that there is nowhere else in the world where such a sight could be seen. An evening … Continue reading The Shuttleworth Collection’s Evening Show – 23rd May 2015
Having come to power in 1934, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party were starting to show signs of things to come by 1938, and as the year rolled on, signs of war were beginning to appear. Hitler's prejudice towards the Jewish race had also become apparent during this time and one well-known Jewish gentlemen with a large … Continue reading The DH88 & a Plot To Kill Hitler
It's no secret that shuttleworth had a fantastic end to the season, with two of the greatest shows seen In a number of years to their credit. Nearly three months have passed since the race day Airshow and the end of the season so I was certainly ready to go out and spend some time … Continue reading Event Review – Shuttleworth Engineering Weekend 28th December 2014
With 2014 about to draw to a close I couldn’t resist the temptation of putting together one more list of highlights of the year. I’ve been lucky this year to attend a number of impressive airshows and tick a few boxes off the bucket list! In no particular order… Flight in Commemorative Air Force B24 … Continue reading Warbird Tails “Best of” 2014
This week marks the 80th anniversary of the historic MacRobertson air race, put together by the Royal Aero Club. The race was from Mildenhall in Suffolk, all the way to Melbourne, Australia. On the 20th October 1934 at 6:30am, 20 aircraft left Mildenhall, marking the start of the race. Though numbers were down on the … Continue reading The Great Air Race: MacRobertson Air Race- October 1934
20th October 2004, a rainy and claggy morning, my Dad and I were stuck in heavy traffic at the Blackwall tunnel, on our way to a small airfield in the Bedfordshire countryside, Old Warden. Known by many to be home to the Shuttleworth Collection of historic aircraft. Why head towards an airfield on such a … Continue reading de Havilland Dreams Part 1: 10 Years In The Making