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Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Airshows 2022

Shuttleworth 2022 Airshows

Shuttleworth Airshow.

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 2022 Airshows:

Sunday 01 May - Season Premiere Air Show
Saturday 14 May - Evening Drive-in Air Show
Sunday 05 June - Jubilee Flying Circus
Saturday 18 June - Military Evening Drive-in Air Show
Sunday 03 July - Fly Navy Air Show
Saturday 16 July - Evening Drive-in Air Show
Sunday 07 August - Family Air Show
Saturday 20 August - Flying Proms
Sunday 04 September - Steam & Vintage Air Show
Sunday 02 October - Race Day Air Show




2022 Shuttleworth Airshows:

Sunday 01 May 2022
- Shuttleworth Season Premiere Air Show


Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
To be announced...

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
To be announced...

Timings
Gate open: To be announced...
Flying Display begins: To be announced...
End of Display: To be announced...
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

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



Sunday 05 June 2022
- Shuttleworth Jubilee Flying Circus


Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
To be announced...

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
To be announced...

Timings
Gate open: To be announced...
Flying Display begins: To be announced...
End of Display: To be announced...
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

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



Sunday 03 July 2022
- Shuttleworth Fly Navy Air Show


Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
To be announced...

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
To be announced...

Timings
Gate open: To be announced...
Flying Display begins: To be announced...
End of Display: To be announced...
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

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



Shuttleworth 2022 Airshows & Maps


Sunday 07 August 2022
- Shuttleworth Family Air Show


Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
To be announced...

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
To be announced...

Timings
Gate open: To be announced...
Flying Display begins: To be announced...
End of Display: To be announced...
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

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





Sunday 04 September 2022
- Shuttleworth Steam & Vintage Air Show


Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
To be announced...

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
To be announced...

Timings
Gate open: To be announced...
Flying Display begins: To be announced...
End of Display: To be announced...
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

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



Sunday 02 October 2022
- Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show


Flying Display Schedule:

Visiting Aircraft:
To be announced...

Shuttleworth Aircraft:
To be announced...

Timings
Gate open: To be announced...
Flying Display begins: To be announced...
End of Display: To be announced...
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

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



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Shuttleworth Accommodation:








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Shuttleworth Information & Links


About Shuttleworth:
Shuttleworth History
Shuttleworth Dates
Shuttleworth Participating Aircraft

Location:
Google Map
County: Bedfordshire
Satnav Postcode: SG18 9EA

Travel Information:
AA Route Finder
RAC Route Finder
National Rail
National Express

Accommodation:
Travelodge
Premier Inn
TripAdvisor
Booking.com
Caravan & Camping

Weather Forecast:
General UK weather forecast
Local weather Met office
Local weather BBC

Shuttleworth Photographs:
Photographs - May 2019
Photographs - May 2018
Photographs - May 2016
Photographs - August 2010
Photographs - August 2009
Photographs - August 2008
Photographs - August 2007
Photographs - August 2006
Photographs - June 2006
Photographs - September 2005
Photographs - June 2005
Photographs - Various years

General Information:
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"
Scanner Frequencies
Checklists
Shuttleworth Discovery App

Official Website:
Official Shuttleworth Website
Official Facebook
Official Twitter

Museum:
Shuttleworth Collection

UK Airshows (England):
Shuttleworth Airshows
Duxford Airshows
Flying Legends Airshow
Royal International Air Tattoo
Farnborough International Airshow
RAF Cosford 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
Headcorn Battle of Britain
Old Buckenham Airshow
East Kirkby Airshow
UK Airshows (Wales):
Wales National Air Show
Rhyl Air Show
UK Airshows (Scotland):
Scotland's National Airshow (East Fortune)
UK Airshows (Northern Ireland):
International Causeway Airshow
UK Airshows (Channel Islands):
Jersey International Air Display
Guernsey Air Display
Flypasts/Events 2022:
Queen's Birthday Flypast 2022

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 which continued in 2021.
There were several Drive-in events during 2020/21:

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.