Access to the Collection is from the A1 near Bedford at Biggleswade.
The venue has 5 hangers is linked to the Swiss Garden and bird of prey centre and is a short walk to the RSPB reserve.
Their home-based collection includes some of the oldest, one of a kind aircraft that fly at shows.
They actually fly and they put on stunning displays with a range of visiting aircraft.
They have evening displays and day ones. They have a range of German aircraft that display and have a big naval show in June and a military pageant as well as others.
Every year the collection holds 5 evening displays as well as 5 main ones. I strongly recommend the evening ones, they are a family trip and as much fun. But go to a few day ones as well.
They have beside the grass runway parking. We like to take a picnic and I sit on the car roof. There is also a canteen, and stands. I normally go to a fair few with big air show themes .I hope to review a few of the shows later in the year.
There is also a Barnstorming team, They burst balloons, fly under poles, pickup ribbons and more. A great day out. The team consists of a Miles Magister, a Miles Hawk trainer, a Chipmunk and a Tiger Moth.
The chipmunk does a spectacular ribbon pick up as well as a solo display
The Seafire – a visitor from Kent aviation.
They even have a beauiful Provost and their Wren is amazing!
This is an example of aircraft limbo. They also burst balloons in the air and do flower pot bombing!
Westland Lysander ~ Evening delight…………………
Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden has a warm and friendly atmosphere, see you there!!!!!!
Cheers ~ From Henry.
PS: Can anyone name all the aircraft correctly?