The Shuttleworth Collection

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I went to this on Saturday and was mightily impressed.

Shuttleworth Old Warden Park

They had a decent air show and a nice display of vintage cars and bikes too.

Highlight for me was seeing a 1909 Bleriot take to the skies and watching the planes from 'Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.' I have to say the pilots must have bollocks of steel to fly something made of balsa wood, string and paper.

I can highly recommend it to anyone with a passing interest in old cars, bikes and planes.
 

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Nice Spitfire being restored:


Terry Thomas's Avro from Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines:


 
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It was on the local news last week that Shuttleworth has taken on the world's first Spitfire Apprentice in 30 odd years. We all sorts of aircraft flying round when they have flying weekends. Great for teaching your kids about Hurricanes, Spitires etc
 
#5
I went there on 6th June, lots of good flying spoilt at the end of the Mustang display when the heavens opened, serious rain.

It has to be a very good day for them to get the stringbags out.
 

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I thought that the Bleriot had been permanently grounded?

(H&S or some such rot)
It did a cheeky little runway hop and was airborne for a good 10 seconds. Maybe that is the limit of H&S.
 

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