Once a year they do things a bit differently at The Shuttleworth Collection. Instead of on the airfield, the aircraft are lined up on the paddock, available for close inspection. Its my favourite show of the year.
The early September show this year celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Shuttleworth Collection opening to the public for the first time.
Rather than wax lyrical with the history with this wonderful collection, I’ll just get on with the photos.
I have said it before and I will do so again. There is no finer place for an Airshow than Old Warden on a calm sunny day and it was a calm sunny morning that greeted staff and volunteers as they began to pull aircraft from the hangars on the morning of one of the biggest shows held by during the season. The Military Pageant.
The general idea is to pull every aircraft out of the hangar that has Military colours on it, and fly them. Thats the plan anyway.
That said it was a nice to see the DH51 outside in her new temporary colours
The rest of the hangars were emptied in quick order leaving the satisfying sight of an empty hangar and giving the chance to have a close look in some of the display cabinets. I’d love to see Spitfires in those colours!
On with the show… (more…)