Fly Navy III – Old Warden 3rd June 2018

Now in its third year, the Shuttleworth Collection's collaborative event with Navy Wings is always awaited with anticipation. The first incarnation of this excellent event saw a rare combination of perfect weather and a complete selection of incredible performers and visiting acts. 2017 looked to build on that success but was hit with a series … Continue reading Fly Navy III – Old Warden 3rd June 2018

Shuttleworth Collection Celebrates 100 Years of the RAF – Season Premiere 6th May 2018

The first Shuttleworth Collection airshow of 2018 took place on the 6th May and marked the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Weather conditions were absolutely perfect, with strong sunshine and hardly any wind throughout the afternoon. The static display featured some gems to enjoy before the show, including the Bristol Scout replica, … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Celebrates 100 Years of the RAF – Season Premiere 6th May 2018

Shuttleworth Collection Engineering Open Workshop 2017

Occupying that ever-confusing time period between Christmas and New Year, the Shuttleworth Collection Open Workshop has now become a welcome traditional part of the Christmas break. The event offers the public a chance to take an unrestricted look at a number of the collection's aircraft and to speak with those who rebuild, maintain and fly … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Engineering Open Workshop 2017

Airshow Moment 2017 – Sopwith Snipe’s UK Swansong

Having been heavily effected by high winds in 2016, the 2017 Shuttleworth Collection Edwardian Pageant was blessed with a bit more luck. A large number of the WW1 aeroplanes were able to fly alongside a number of family favourite acts. One of the WW1 displays will be fondly remembered by many in attendance. The … Continue reading Airshow Moment 2017 – Sopwith Snipe’s UK Swansong

Comper Swift – Historic Races

The Comper Swift first took to the skies in 1930 and quickly gained a reputation as a potent racer. This little aeroplane could reach 140mph and fly 380 miles on a single tank. A glowing review from Flight Magazine in 1930 led to the aircraft gaining popularity. In October 1931, the little Swift secured … Continue reading Comper Swift – Historic Races

Airshow Moments 2017 – Simply Sopwith

While the main focus of 2017 will have been the ever increasing Hurricane gatherings we saw over the summer, the First World War enthusiast has had a great deal to enjoy as well. Shortly before the newly restored Sopwith Pup made its debut at Duxford at the end of May, a more familiar Sopwith … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2017 – Simply Sopwith

Airshow Moments – Hurricane Magic

November was an unofficial Hurricane month on Warbird Tails, with a number of posts featuring the Hawker fighter as a central theme. The 2017 airshow season will certainly be remembered as a "Hurricane Summer" too. With the return to the air and arrival at Old Warden of P3717 in May we were able to … Continue reading Airshow Moments – Hurricane Magic

Shuttleworth Collection Race Day 2017

The Shuttleworth Collection 2017 airshow season came to a close with the Race Day event on the 1st of October. This event provides a great final event of the year for both the vintage car and aeroplane enthusiast. This years event saw the second edition of the Shuttleworth Sprint which featured a large number … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Race Day 2017