Airshow Moments 2017 No.1 – Sopwith Pup Duxford Debut

Throughout December, alongside the usual post-a-day Advent theme, I will be taking a look at 10 individual stand out "Airshow Moments" from a busy season. This is by no means a definitive list of the "best of" 2017, but simply presents some stand out moments that in my eyes made 2017 special. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/35304000292/in/dateposted-public/ The first … Continue reading Airshow Moments 2017 No.1 – Sopwith Pup Duxford Debut

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 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

Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere Airshow – 7th May 2017

The sight of an original 1917 Bristol F2b carrying out power checks viewed through the trees and open grass at the southern end of Old Warden is a truly incredible way to kick off the 2017 season. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/34428041241/in/dateposted-public/ Shortly after arrival there was a real sense of anticipation that seems to be unique to that … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere Airshow – 7th May 2017

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

Sopwith’s First World War – Part 8: The Snipe

The Sopwith aviation company left a long lasting mark on the landscape of military aviation and their final scout of the war was every bit as memorable. Following the design departure of the Dolphin, which, while very successful wasn’t widely accepted, Sopwith opted to return to their more familiar rotary powered designs. Conceived as a replacement … Continue reading Sopwith’s First World War – Part 8: The Snipe