Shuttleworth Collection WW1 Evening Airshow – 15th July 2017

Over the past few years each Shuttleworth Collection season has featured a First World War themed event. This is hardly surprising given the unbreakable link between Old Warden and First World War aircraft. On the whole, the collection have fallen foul of bad weather on almost every occasion. Thankfully this years evening show saw flyable, … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection WW1 Evening Airshow – 15th July 2017

Shuttleworth Collection 1910 Deperdussin

The second oldest aeroplane in Flying Condition at the Shuttleworth Collection is the Deperdussin 1910 Monoplane. This was one of the earliest in a line of racing monoplanes built by the Aeroplanes Deperdussin company in France during the 1910s. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/36367346392/in/dateposted-public/ The prototype of this design first saw air under its wheels in October 1910. The … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection 1910 Deperdussin

Shuttleworth Sopwith Line-up Complete – Camel Takes to the Skies

Yesterday (18th May 2017) marked a historic milestone for the Shuttleworth Collection and the UK WW1 aviation scene. As of yesterday afternoon the UK now boasts a fully accurate, rotary powered, airworthy Sopwith Camel. Dodge Bailey took the aircraft up for a test flight from Old Warden under grey skies, completing an already impressive line … Continue reading Shuttleworth Sopwith Line-up Complete – Camel Takes to the Skies

Aircraft Profile – The Shuttleworth Collection’s Gladiator

Britain’s aviation industry in 1934 largely had the same core concepts as it did during the First World War. Its main line of defence was still the open cockpit biplane, not yet having made the switch to sleek monoplanes that were starting to be developed elsewhere. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/27899167084/in/album-72157670415350230/ The Gloster aircraft company made a slight change … Continue reading Aircraft Profile – The Shuttleworth Collection’s Gladiator

Shuttleworth Collection Dawn Photoshoot – 19th March 2016

The past few years have seen a rise in the popularity of evening and night shoots across the aviation community, especially during the off-season. Following on from Shuttleworth's first venture into night-shoots back in October they offered the unique chance to catch the collection's aircraft in the early morning light and sunrise. Having never attended … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Dawn Photoshoot – 19th March 2016