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Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Gully » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:38 am

Took a trip to my local aviation museum last week: the Shuttleworth Collection. Great place to visit and a fascinating insight into the early years of flight. Even more impressive is that all of the aircraft are airworthy and are flown, albeit that some are restricted to short straight hops now. Most are original airframes, with just a few replicas generally constructed for film use.

I've already posted these on the Vulcan forum, but make no excuses for repeating myself!

I'll post in hanger order...

Hanger 1 (Winter servicing and maintenance)
1910 Deperdussin
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1909 Bleriot Type XI
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1935 Gloster Gladiator
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Hanger 3 (Hanger 2 is the shop!)
1916 Sopwith Pup
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1917 Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a
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1917 Bristol F2B
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1915 Avro 504K
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1916 Sopwith Triplane
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Roundels Galore!
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Hanger 4
1931 Avro Tutor
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1941 Sea Hurricane 1B
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1934 Hawker Hind
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1928 Hawker Tomtit
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Hanger 5 (also contains a traction engine, cars and a coaches / carriages collection)
1928 De Havilland Hermes Moth
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1929 Compter Swift
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Hanger 6
1955 Percival Provost T1
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1942 Westland Lysander
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1934 De Havilland Comet (winner of the London-Melbourne air race)
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1924 De Havilland DH51
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1929 Parnell Elf
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1931 Desoutter 1
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Hanger 7 (also contains a further car collection)
1912 Blackburn Monoplane Type D
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1910 Avro Triplane
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1910 Bristol Boxkite
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1924 Hawker Cygnet
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1932 Blackburn B2
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1925 De Havilland Cirrus Moth
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Hanger 8 (mainly aircraft privately owned and hangered at Old Warden)
1946 Avro 19 Anson
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1940 Bucker Bu181 Bestmann
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1941 Ryan PT22 Recruit
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1945 De Havilland Dragon Rapide (latest arrival!)
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That's all folks!!!

Hope you enjoyed them,

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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Spitfire » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:52 am

Brilliant pics - I would love to go there - never been :(

Nice to see the Grosvenor House for real :D

I would like to volunteer to be the 'equivalent weight' who has to sit in the gunners cockpit to add the ballast - it'll be a trial but I'll cope :)) :))

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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Wedgy » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:55 am

Great pics - thanks Gully :ymapplause:
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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:57 am

I have a friend who is a diplay pilot at Old Warden and we go regularly. My eldest son Michael loves helping push the aircraft out of the hangars before the flying starts! :ymapplause:
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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Gully » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:27 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:I have a friend who is a diplay pilot at Old Warden and we go regularly. My eldest son Michael loves helping push the aircraft out of the hangars before the flying starts! :ymapplause:


Am I right in recalling that Al McDicken has flown for them on occasions? Think I read that somewhere!!

Must make one of their evening shows this year - subject to weather!

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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Mayfly » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:30 pm

yes he has Gully I'm not sure that he still does tho'
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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:32 pm

[quote="Gully]
Am I right in recalling that Al McDicken has flown for them on occasions? Not sure, will check with my friend. ;)



Must make one of their evening shows this year - subject to weather! Iggie and I planned a forum day last year but the date got used for a carting trip, might have another go this year! :p
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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Gully » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:45 pm

Thanks for that MF and XP!

Shuttleworth has 2 shows per month through May to September, with their Autumn show in October, so it would be good to get another gathering together.

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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:48 pm

Gully wrote:Thanks for that MF and XP!

Shuttleworth has 2 shows per month through May to September, with their Autumn show in October, so it would be good to get another gathering together.

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The original plan was to meet for an informal introduction to Clay Pigeon shooting in northern Bedfordshire followed by lunch and then onward travel to Old warden and special access to the other side of the crwd line before the flying starts!

Anyone interested? ;)
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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Gully » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:51 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Gully wrote:Thanks for that MF and XP!

Shuttleworth has 2 shows per month through May to September, with their Autumn show in October, so it would be good to get another gathering together.

Gully


The original plan was to meet for an informal introduction to Clay Pigeon shooting in northern Bedfordshire followed by lunch and then onward travel to Old warden and special access to the other side of the crwd line before the flying starts!

Anyone interested? ;)


Yes please!! :D

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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Dangerousdave » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:03 pm

I'm probably going to upset some one now, but I'm not a big fan of early aircraft. I prefer WW2 and newer rather than the ww1 era. Pre ww2 they all seem to look the same, however that does not mean I don't have respect for those they maintaine them and fly them but I just prefer newer ones.
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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Mackrick » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:13 pm

Brilliant photos love them :ymapplause:
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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby Saracenman » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:19 pm

always wanted to see the Shuttleworth collection - an incredible collection of amazing machines! :ymapplause:
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Re: Shuttleworth Collection

Postby RLN » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:14 am

Great stuff. Although it is a short journey up the A1, I have never been. I really must get there sometime.
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