Shuttleworth Flying Festival

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  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

·        Spitfire

·        Argus

·        Gazelles

·        Blenheim (ARC)

·        Fairchild Argus

·        Westland Wasp

·        Stinson Reliant

·        Piper L-4J Grasshopper

·        Jungmann (Anna Walker)

·        Anson

·        PO SE5a

·        Scout

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

·        Vintage bus rides

·        Traders

·        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