Shuttleworth Collection Old Warden Biggleswade.
Shuttleworth air displays are a mixture of the collections own aircraft with “hired in” specialist display acts. On this occasion Peter Teichman will be bringing his P40 from the “Hangar 11” collection. Jez Cooke will bring the Miles Whitney Straight . The aircraft are grouped with a theme, eg Miles, WW2, Western desert etc
The line up for the show is as follows.
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The Shuttleworth Collection depicts the history of flight from the early 1900s to the 1950s and shows how the aeroplane operated in the pioneering years, was rapidly developed through necessity during World War I, was used for sport, pleasure and business in the 1920s and 30s and once again became a fighting machine in World War II.
The Collection is situated at Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Aerodrome, one of the few traditional all grass aerodromes still in regular use, (which is part of Old Warden Park Estate) and is displayed in eight hangars, which include a workshop hangar giving the visitor a chance to view restoration and maintenance in progress. There is also a vehicle section, displaying vintage and veteran cars, motorcycles and bicycles and, from a bygone era, the coach room with horse drawn carriages. The rural surroundings help to recreate a charismatic atmosphere and the feeling of stepping back into the 1920s/30s.