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

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

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

Shuttleworth Collection Edwardian Pageant – 6th August 2017

August 2017 saw the Shuttleworth Collection’s Edwardian Pageant return. After last years show was heavily effected by high winds this years show was highly anticipated with plenty of rare early aircraft, including an impressive WW1 line up and of course a chance to see the Edwardians in the sky. While conditions were considerably better than … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Edwardian Pageant – 6th August 2017

Shuttleworth Collection Open Engineering Workshop 2016

This years Open Workshop days moved to a mid-week slot, rather nicely filling the no-mans land between Christmas and New Year. The move certainly seemed to work well as on the Thursday, when I attended, the airfield was incredibly busy, certainly as busy as I've seen this event. There is no doubt that the … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Open Engineering Workshop 2016

Sopwith Camel Comes Alive

As part of the Shuttleworth Collection Engineering Open Workshop event on the 29th December 2016, the Collection's Sopwith Camel replica carried out its first public engine run. I felt that this special event, which came as a great surprise to me, was worthy of its own separate post. The Camel has been under … Continue reading Sopwith Camel Comes Alive