Tuesday 4th April 2017 £50.00
We depart from Solihull at 08:00am and travel to Old Warden Aerodrome in Bedfordshire.
The Shuttleworth Collection is an incredible collection of flying pre WWII aircraft located in Bedfordshire. It is one of the most prestigious collections in the world.
The collection was founded in 1928 in memory to the aviator Richard Shuttleworth by his mother.
Restoration and maintenance work is carried out by a staff of full-time and many volunteer engineers. These dedicated enthusiasts are crucial to the preservation and restoration of the collection.
In addition to the extensive aircraft collection, the museum houses a number of vintage and veteran cars.
The Shuttleworth Collection puts an emphasis on restoring as many aircraft as possible to flying condition.
Some of the most notable aircraft in the collection are the five Edwardian aeroplanes, of which one is the oldest British aeroplane still in flying condition. What makes these exceptional is that they still fly (weather permitting). The oldest, with British civil registration G-AANG, is the Bleriot XI (still with original engine), which dates back to 1909 - six years after the Wright brothers aircraft and the world's oldest airworthy aeroplane, the next oldest being, at only three weeks newer by date of manufacture, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome's own restored original Bleriot XI
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