Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant 2018

The Shuttleworth Collection Military pageant is always a highlight of every season, generally offering the chance to see some unique visiting warbirds and on occasion WW1 types perform in the picturesque surroundings of Old Warden. This year was no exception and while the main focus was WW1 there were plenty of other special displays from … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant 2018

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Warbird People – Alex Jameison: Learning to Fly the Old Rhinebeck Collection

In aviation circles, there are a number of airfields and collections around the world that capture the imagination and become almost mythical as part of aviation folklore. Old Rhinebeck is most certainly amongst those legends, especially for those with an interest in those early years of aviation right through until the 1930s. Delicately nestled between … Continue reading Warbird People – Alex Jameison: Learning to Fly the Old Rhinebeck Collection

Armistice 100 – WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Arrival

Once again, the WW1 enthusiasts heaven, hangar 1 at Old Warden, is home to one of the most elegant designs to ever take to the skies. Arriving fresh from the workshop of the Vintage Aviator Ltd (TVAL) in New Zealand, is another exquisite recreation of an Albatros D.Va. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/45020432504/in/album-72157703138986334/ This example, set to be registered … Continue reading Armistice 100 – WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Albatros Arrival

Warbird People: Scottish “Strutter” – WW1 Replica Nears Completion

The Aviation Preservation Society of Scotland is an East Lothian based group that has been in place since 1973 with an aim of providing members with education and experience in aviation. Today this society has around 80 members, of which 25 are working members. Though a number of projects are in progress, the undoubted "headliner" … Continue reading Warbird People: Scottish “Strutter” – WW1 Replica Nears Completion

A New Age of Fighters – Part 2 – Fokker DVII

By late 1917 the German forces were starting to use air superiority, the British and French fighters had moved on considerably and with aircraft such as the Sopwith Camel and SE5a proving challenging opponents. Early 1918 saw the German government launch a new competition for a new fighter. The aircraft that would ultimately go on … Continue reading A New Age of Fighters – Part 2 – Fokker DVII

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