Shuttleworth Festival of Flight
Eight cars took part in this event at Old Warden, near Biggleswade, Beds. Two travelled up the day before and stayed locally, Mike H, Steve and Christophe chose the quickest route (mostly Motorway) whilst Jeff and Dave H opted for non-Motorway roads. Bruce Martin met up with us at Baldock Services on the A1(M). We had reserved parking in a prime spot close to the museum and well-placed to watch the show; marshalling was generally good without delays getting in, even if some did try and herd us into the main car park! We had plenty of space to spread out and erect the gazebo – well done Shuttleworth!
The weather was kind to us, if a little breezy for some of Shuttleworth Collection’s more fragile aircraft, but it was great to see many of their unique and historic aircraft flying. Unexpected visitors were 7 Douglas DC-3 Dakotas which, a few days later, would join about 20 others for the D-Day 75th celebrations. Also a late but welcome addition were The Red Arrows, who gave a great display in spite of the challenging clouds. Despite the fact that there were many classic and vintage cars around the site, there appeared to be only WFTR and a Porsche club exhibiting as clubs, so our cars came in for lots of attention. Mike rendezvoused with a couple of prospective new members.
Good day out!