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Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Airshows 2021

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County: Bedfordshire
Satnav Postcode: SG18 9EA

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Museum:
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UK Airshows (England):
Shuttleworth Airshows
Duxford Airshows
Flying Legends Airshow
Royal International Air Tattoo
RAF Cosford Airshow
Biggin Hill Airshow
Royal Navy International Air Day
Abingdon Air & Country Show
Midlands Air Festival
Little Gransden Airshow
Airbourne (Eastbourne) Airshow
Southport Airshow
Clacton Airshow
Bournemouth Air Festival
Sunderland Airshow
Weston Air Festival
Blackpool Airshow
English Riviera Airshow
Teignmouth Airshow
UK Airshows (Wales):
Wales National Air Show
Rhyl Air Show
UK Airshows (Scotland):
Scotland's National Airshow (East Fortune)
Scottish International Airshow (Ayr)
UK Airshows (Northern Ireland):
Newcastle Festival of Flight
Airwaves: Northern Ireland Int. Airshow (Portrush)
UK Airshows (Channel Islands):
Jersey International Air Display
Guernsey Air Display
Flypasts/Events 2021:
Queen's Birthday Flypast 2021


Shuttleworth Airshow.

Shuttleworth History
The Shuttleworth collection at Old Warden was founded in 1928 by Richard Shuttleworth. The fortunate son of a wealthy land-owning family, he had access to the space required to build workshops, a hangar and a small grass aerodrome. In the twenties and thirties he obtained early cars and aeroplanes and began restoring them. His cars participated in the annual Brighton runs and his aeroplanes flew regularly at air displays.

In 1932 he bought his first aeroplane, a De Havilland Moth which was 4 years old at the time but is now part of the Shuttleworth collection. He used the Moth as his regular fly-about and for journeys between Old Warden and Brooklyn. Richard Shuttleworth was also a successful racing driver. He was based at Brooklands where he had his original workshop. He participated in events in many parts of the continent and even as far afield as South Africa in 1936 where he had a serious accident which ended his racing career.

All activities at Old Warden stopped on the outbreak of war in 1939 and the aircraft and vehicles were stored away. Richard joined the Royal Air Force to qualify as a Service pilot. Sadly he was killed in a flying accident in 1940 while flying in a Fairey Battle light bomber. Old Warden was used for dismantling, assembling and flight-testing various types in RAF service. These included Proctors, Harvards, and Magisters.

After the War, Mrs Dorothy Shuttleworth, OBE, founded the Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth Remembrance Trust in her son's memory, to provide an educational centre for the teaching of the science and practice of aviation and agriculture. The agriculture side is handled by the nearby Shuttleworth Agricultural College built around the original family house. School children visit the collection every year to learn about the background of aviation and transport.

In the seventies, two new hangars and workshops were built and by 1979, engine and machine shops and bonded stores had been constructed. In 1980, another hangar was built to provide space for the increase in displayed material, and in 1982 a hangar was built to house aeroplanes of De Havilland origin. There has also been expansions to the aircraft manoeuvring area of the aerodrome to provide a capability for operating heavier and faster aircraft on this all-grass aerodrome.

For the 2000 season a new longer runway of 1,200m was made which enabled aircraft such as the DH88 Comet to be flown from Old Warden. The aerodrome's name has also been changed from Old Warden (Biggleswade) to Shuttleworth (Old Warden).

Most UK air shows were cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Virus but Shuttleworth did manage to put on several 'Drive-in' events.
There will also be several Drive-in events during 2021:

How do the Drive-in Air Displays work?
You will be parked in your own box where you will have enough room for your car and to set up your picnic alongside. Refreshments are available to purchase in your drive-in zone.

You will be free (and encouraged) to explore the Shuttleworth site including the Swiss Garden which offers a beautiful peaceful escape (up to Tier 4) and Shuttleworth House and hangars (up to Tier 3). We then ask visitors to return to their car spaces to enjoy the incredible air display from a plethora of historic aircraft. Commentary is available to listen from your FM radio.

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Shuttleworth 2021 Airshows
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Old Warden in Bedfordshire is home to the Shuttleworth collection. This collection spans from the early pioneering aircraft up to World War II. Some of the early aircraft include the Bleriot type XI which is identical to the one which first crossed the English channel in 1909, and the Bristol Boxkite which was built for the film "Those magnificent men in their flying machines".

The collection also includes World War I aircraft such as the Avro 504k, Sopwith Pup, Bristol F.2b and S.E.5a. Later aircraft include the D.H. Tiger Moth, Avro Tutor, Gloster Gladiator, Hawker Hurricane, and Supermarine Spitfire. During an airshow, warbirds and even modern military aircraft are flown in to supplement the collection.

This venue offers an excellent opportunity to take some good photographs of the aircraft. Old Warden has several airshows throughout the summer and is well worth a visit.

Shuttleworth 2021 Airshows:

Sunday 02 May - Season Premiere Drive-in Display
Saturday 15 May - Evening Drive-in Display
Sunday 06 June - Flying Festival Drive-in Display
Saturday 19 June - Evening Drive-in Display
Sunday 04 July - Military Air Show Drive-in Display
Saturday 17 July - Evening Drive-in Display
Sunday 01 August - Family Air Show
Saturday 14 August - Evening Show Flying Circus
Sun 05 September - Vintage Weekend
Sat 02 October - Race Weekend




2021 Shuttleworth Airshows:

Sunday 02 May 2021
- Shuttleworth Season Premiere Drive-in Display


Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
PBY Catalina (Plane Sailing Air Displays Limited)
Hispano Buchon (ARC)
Miles Magister (David Bramwell)
BBMF Spitfire TE311
BBMF Spitfire
North American T-6 Harvard

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
Comper Swift
de Havilland Tiger Moth
de Havilland 88 Comet
de Havilland DH51
Avro Tutor
Gloster Gladiator
de Havilland Chipmunk
Percival Provost
Supermarine Spitfire Vc
Miles Magister
Miles Hawk Speed Six
Westland Lysander
Avro 504K
Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Triplane
Southern Martlet
Bristol M.1C
Bristol F.2B Fighter
English Electric Wren
Fauvel AV-36 Glider
Schneider SF38 EoN Primary
Edwardians: Bleriot, Deperdussin, Blackburn Monoplane, Bristol Boxkite, Avro Triplane

Edwardians will fly if weather conditions permit.

Timings
Gate open: 10am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: approx 5pm
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
Tickets can be booked on the official website at here.



Sunday 06 June 2021
- Shuttleworth Flying Festival of Britain Drive-in Display


Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
Red Arrows Flypast (2.09pm) - Click for route.
British Aerospace Jetstream (Cranfield University)
Beagle Pup Prototype (Beagle Pup Prototype Club)
Hawker Hurricane I (Bygone Aviation)
Global Stars Display Team
de Havilland Rapide (Philip Meeson)
de Havilland Rapide (Mark Miller)
BBMF Spitfire Flypast
Scottish Aviation Bulldog (John Hurrell)
Auster AOP6 (Kevin Hale)
Auster Autocrat (Richard Saw)
Slingsby Petrel (Graham Saw)
Slingsby Kirby Kite (David Underwood)
Britten-Norman Islander - STATIC

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
ANEC II
Avro 504k
Bristol F2B Fighter
Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Pup
Hawker Cygnet
English Electric Wren
Westland Lysander
de Havilland Comet
Percival Mew Gull
Miles Hawk Speed Six
Comper Swift
Gloster Gladiator
de Havilland DH51
Schneider SF38 (EoN Primary)
Southern Martlet
Percival Provost
Supermarine Spitfire Vc
de Havilland Tiger Moth
de Havilland Chipmunk
Edwardians*: Bristol Boxkite, Bleriot XI, Blackburn Type D Monoplane, Avro Triplane, Deperdussin

* Edwardians will fly if weather conditions permit.

Timings
Gate open: 10am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 5pm
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
Tickets can be booked on the official website at here.



Sunday 04 July 2021
- Shuttleworth Military Air Show Drive-in Display


Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
Hawker Hurricane (BBMF) Flypast
Hawker Hurricane Mk I (Bygone Aviation)
Boeing Stearman (Kennet Aviation)
North American T-6 Harvard (Kennet Aviation)
Bristol Scout (David Bremner)
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A (Roy Palmer)
Nieuport 17 (John Gilbert)
Westland Sea King (Historic Helicopters)
Westland Wasp (Terry Martin)
Westland Scout (Historic Army Aircraft Flight)
Bell H-13 Sioux (Historic Army Aircraft Flight)
2x Aerospatiale Gazelle (Gazelle Squadron Display Team)
Eon Olympia (Robin Birch)
Miles Magister (David Bramwell)

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
Percival Provost
de Havilland Comet
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Triplane
Sopwith Camel
Fauvel AV-36
Miles Magister
de Havilland Tiger Moth
de Havilland Chipmunk
Avro Tutor
Westland Lysander
Polikarpov Po2
Bristol M.1C
Bristol F.2B Fighter
Avro 504K
Supermarine Spitfire Mk V
Gloster Gladiator
Edwardians: Bristol Boxkite, Avro Triplane, Deperdussin, Bleriot XI, English Electric Wren

Timings
Gate open: 10am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 5pm
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
Tickets can be booked on the official website at here.



Sunday 01 August 2021
- Shuttleworth Need for Speed Family Air Show


Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
Wings Parachute Team
Poppy Parachute Team
Great War Display Team
Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
Little and Large Extra Duo
Aero L-39 Albatros (L39 Aviation Limited)
Nieuport 17 (John Gilbert)
Westland Sea King (Historic Helicopters)
Bucker Jungmann (Anna Walker)
Percival Mew Gull (David Beale)
de Havilland Dragon Rapide (Philip Meeson)
Dornier Do-28 (Nic Taaffe)
Miles Magister (David Bramwell)

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
Comper Swift
de Havilland Tiger Moth
Miles Magister
de Havilland Chipmunk
Southern Martlet
Avro 504K
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Triplane
Percival Provost
de Havilland Comet
Miles Hawk Speed Six
Percival Mew Gull
Bristol M.1C
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a
Bristol F.2B Fighter
Sopwith Camel
English Electric Wren
Edwardians (Weather permitting): Avro Triplane, Bristol Boxkite, Deperdussin, Bleriot XI, Blackburn Type D Monoplane

Timings
Gate open: 10am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: Approx 5.15pm
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
Tickets can be booked on the official website at here.



Sat/Sun 04-05 September 2021
- Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend

(Air Display on 5th Sep only)

Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXe
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a
Nieuport 17
Stampe Formation Flying Display Team
Focke-Wulf FW44 Stieglitz
BBMF Avro Lancaster
Miles Gemini

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
de Havilland Comet
Percival Mew Gull
ANEC II
English Electric Wren
Fauvel AV.36 Glider
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Triplane
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a
EoN Primary Glider
Avro 504K
Bristol M.1C
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc
Westland Lysander
Miles Hawk Speed Six
Hawker Cygnet
de Havilland DH51
Comper Swift
Bristol F.2B Fighter
Polikarpov Po-2
Bristol Scout (Static)
Edwardians (Weather permitting): Avro Triplane, Bristol Boxkite, Deperdussin, Bleriot XI, Blackburn Type D Monoplane


Timings
Gate open: 10am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 5pm
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
Tickets can be booked on the official website at here.



Sat/Sun 02-03 October 2021
- Shuttleworth Race Weekend

(Air Display on 2nd Oct only)

Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
Supermarine Spitfire PRXI - ARC
Spartan 7W Executive
LeVier Cosmic Wind
Cassutt Special
Rollason Beta
Druine Turbulent
Arrow Active
Scottish Aviation Bulldog
Chilton DW1A
Chilton DW1A
Chilton DW1A
Percival Mew Gull
Extra 330
Slingsby Petrel
Slingsby Kirby Kite prototype
Eon Olympia II

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
Comper Swift
Polikarpov Po2
de Havilland DH51
Percival Provost
Southern Martlet
Piper Super Cub
de Havilland Tiger Moth
Miles Magister
Miles Magister
Miles Hawk Speed Six
de Havilland Comet
Percival Mew Gull
Sopwith Camel
Bristol M1C
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a
Bristol Scout
Gloster Gladiator
Supermarine Spitfire Mk V
Avro 504K
English Electric Wren
Edwardians (Weather permitting): Avro Triplane, Bristol Boxkite, Deperdussin, Blackburn Type D Monoplane

Timings
Gate open: 10am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 5pm
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
Tickets can be booked on the official website at here.


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