A Spring Evening at Shuttleworth
This year, air displays at the Shuttleworth Collection appear to be like buses, nothing for ages then two come along at once. So fater last weeks season opener, we all met again at Old Warden for the first evening display of the year.
The last time I saw the BBMF’s Spitfire TE311 it was being put on the back of a trailer at RAF Abingdon in 1991! After a lot of hard work it was good to see it make its Shuttleworth display debut.
Also arriving in a pair were the Rolls Royce Kestrel engines, one in the Collections Hawker Hind the other in the resident Hawker Demon, Willy Hackett and Syt Goldspink putting on a superb display in the evening light.
As the evening clouds rolled in the skies darkened and made displays by the Lysander, Gladiator, Storch and Triplane very atmospheric. Especially so for the Lysander considering its role with the Resistance.