17th December – An Iconic Date

It is well known by many that 118 years ago today powered flight was achieved for the first time by the Wright Brothers with their iconic Wright Flyer (pictured below at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC in 2019. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/49217367931/in/album-72157712199008938/ Over time it seems that this date was also popular with aircraft … Continue reading 17th December – An Iconic Date

Shuttleworth Evening Show “A Scurry of Chipmunks” 19th June 2021

Another belated review for one of the fantastic Old Warden evening airshows. These events provide a wonderful experience to enjoy a summers evening in the beautiful surroundings of Old Warden and (at least in theory) a chance to enjoy calmer conditions and see some of the collection's lighter machines take to the air. The June … Continue reading Shuttleworth Evening Show “A Scurry of Chipmunks” 19th June 2021

Airshow Moments 2021 Number 5 – Miles Gemini

A long held high point in any airshow for me, the few airworthy Miles Gemini in the UK have made relatively few appearances over the years. Thankfully that has now changed with this wonderful example putting on a number of appearances at Old Warden, Little Gransden and East Kirkby. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/51743866842/in/dateposted/ Owner Stu Blanchard puts on … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2021 Number 5 – Miles Gemini

Airshow Moments 2021 Number 1 – Bristol Fighter’s Return

One of the most anticipated rebuild projects at Old Warden in some years came to a conclusion in early 2021 after COVID led to understandable delays as attention turned towards getting aircraft back in the air for last years series of drive-in airshows. The collection's original Bristol F.2B Fighter is one of the most significant … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2021 Number 1 – Bristol Fighter’s Return

Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere – 2nd May 2021

Once again in these uncertain times, it was down to Old Warden to provide the first show of the season. The big difference this year was that the season got underway on the traditional first weekend of the season, rather than mid July as in 2020. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/51165221071/in/photostream/ The wonderful Bristol F2b in new colours. Shuttleworth … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere – 2nd May 2021

The Road out of “Warbird Lockdown” Summer 2020

As those of us in the South East head back into what is seemingly Lockdown 3 (or is Lockdown 2 still....) I noticed I'd never really shared many posts or photos from the transition out of Lockdown 1 back in June/July as we saw the world come back to life a little. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/50740373531/in/dateposted/ Most of … Continue reading The Road out of “Warbird Lockdown” Summer 2020