2nd June 2019
Windsor Forest Group - Shuttleworth Flying Festival
Windsor Forest Group will be attending the Shuttleworth Flying Festival. We will be meeting up and travelling down together to set up as a group.
Richard Ormond Shuttleworth was born in 1909 and was a motor racing and aviation enthusiast. His wealth enabled him to build-up an impressive collection of vehicles and aircraft which has been added to over the years by The Shuttleworth trust. Richard was killed in 1940 whilst training as a pilot in the RAF
The Shuttleworth Collection is unique and fascinating. Based at Old Warden Aerodrome, it houses a large number of exhibits from the earliest days of aviation (think Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines) through WW1 up to a Spitfire and Sea Hurricane. Nearly all their exhibits are airworthy and, as such, many are the only ones in the world. The aerodrome itself is relatively small and only has grass runways but there is an excellent café/restaurant on-site. The display itself normally does not feature fast, noisy modern jets but tends to hark back to a somewhat less frantic time.
Visitors can also tour the manor house and Regency-era Swiss Gardens, which are included in the admission price. The house was built in 1875 and is now used as a wedding and filming venue - hence it is only open to the public on limited dates. If that is not enough, there are numerous (mainly pre-war) vehicles dotted around the aviation exhibits.
Contact: Mike Heelis email@example.com 07979766846