Shuttleworth Collection Evening Shows 2019

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

Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant 2019 – Hurricane Gathering

First attempted back in 2016, the Shuttleworth Collection announced ambitious plans to hold a Hawker Hurricane gathering at Old Warden in the summer of 2019. In the past few years, notably since 2017, the previously underrepresented fighter has seen ¬†great resurgence. There was a time where multiple Hurricane sequences were a real rarity but since … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant 2019 – Hurricane Gathering

Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere – Old Warden 5th May 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

WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Day – Old Warden 17th November 2018

Back in the last months of 2018 the WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust (WAHT) put on a day for their patrons at Old Warden. The occasion was set to mark the first trust event to feature their latest arrival, the wonderful The Vintage Aviator Ltd (TVAL) Albatros D.Va G-WAHT. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/44721116090/in/album-72157701895289942/ This airframe marks the latest arrival … Continue reading WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Day – Old Warden 17th November 2018

Airshow Moments 2018 1 – Anniversary Avros – Anson & Lancaster at Old Warden

As the year draws to a close it is time for a look back at a number of individual moments from airshows across the season that I feel deserve a more detailed report than the original event reviews allowed. This gives the chance to share more photographs from specific displays and expand on the significance … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2018 1 – Anniversary Avros – Anson & Lancaster at Old Warden

Aircraft Profile: de Havilland Canada Chipmunk

The de Havilland Canada Chipmunk is well loved by pilots and considered to be one of the finest flying machines every built. The original Chipmunk design is now over 70 years old, with the type first taking to the skies in May 1946. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45944034981/in/dateposted/ The Chipmunk was designed, developed and initially manufactured in Canada with … Continue reading Aircraft Profile: de Havilland Canada Chipmunk