No trip to the Collection is complete without a visit to the Engineering Workshop. Here you’ll find our engineers and volunteers working to restore the Collection’s aircraft and to keep them in an airworthy condition.
The workshop provides an important service. By keeping as much of the engineering work ‘in house’ as possible, we are able to ensure quality and keep important skills alive. We carry out restoration, machine work and engine rebuilds of the Collection aircraft and the privately owned vintage aircraft.
Every year visitors can see behind the scenes at our Open Workshop weekend.
You’ll also see our team busy during the airshows, as they provide all of the support needed to get our aircraft out on to the grass and up into the air.
The eight-strong team is headed up by Chief Engineer, Jean Michel Munn and supported by more than 30 volunteers. Jean started at Shuttleworth as a volunteer. Today he is a licensed engineer and holds a private pilot’s licence. He explains: ‘Every day in the Engineering Workshop is different, and brings fresh challenges and opportunities to expand our skills, knowledge and experience’.
Training for the future
We want to support our younger enthusiasts and pass on our engineering and aeronautical knowledge to the next generation, so we are very proud to announce that we have been able to restart our apprenticeship scheme.
The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society (SVAS)
The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society (SVAS) exists to support the outstanding collection of vintage aircraft and vehicles at the Shuttleworth Collection. Many of the exhibits are in flying or running order, and some are unique and priceless survivors of their type. Volunteering opportunities of all kinds are available, from skilled restoration work to ground crew at airshows.
To find out more about volunteering for the Collection please email the SVAS office.