Shuttleworth Flying Festival Sunday 2 June 2019
Bedford Camera Club member Chris Barclay has forwarded the following information on what he believes will be a fabulous day and a great photoshoot opportunity.
Chris is expected to be going and those members who might to meet up with Chris on the day, please send him an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Chris will put together some shooting tips for aircraft/airshows. The big attraction at Shuttleworth are the beautiful natural backgrounds against which you can place your aircraft. He is told by a photographer friend than this is about the only remaining large UK air show where you are able to be close to the aircraft.
There is 5 hours to wander and be able to shoot detail shots of engines, props, pilots wearing traditional gear.
The entrance fee is £25 until 27th May and children go free if you book online – see below. The cost goes up to £30 at the gate on the day.
The following aircraft will be making an appearance –
· Red Arrows
· Blenheim (ARC)
· Fairchild Argus
· Westland Wasp
· Stinson Reliant
· Piper L-4J Grasshopper
· Jungmann (Anna Walker)
· PO SE5a
Gates open: 9.00
Air display: 14.00
Vehicle Parade: 12.00
Pilot chat: 11.00 – DH51 Miss Kenya
Display ends: 18.00
Location: Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS ON THE DAY INCLUDE
· Vintage bus rides
· Pilot Chat
· Live Music by Perfect Vintage
· Swiss Garden tour
· Explore The House
For those who don’t want to spend £25 there is a natural grandstand/hill overlooking the airfield, on a public footpath between Ickwell and Upper Caldecote. Depending upon the flight paths it can provide good shots of planes in the air however you would require a very long telephoto lens for the airfield itself! No toilets, no announcements etc. Parking is severely restricted on many of the roads around the airfield