Fly Navy

Sunday 5 June 2016

Our first Fly Navy day celebrates some exciting acts, with focus on naval heritage aircraft from the early 1900s to 1960s. It will also be appreciating the work of Fly Navy Heritage Trust, who have helped to secure a memorable line-up of the kind only found at Shuttleworth.

In addition to an incredible aircraft line-up the day’s entertainment features a Pilot’s Chat with Stu Goldspink on the Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b, and a a vehicle parade escorted by The 800 Naval Air Squadron Kettering Sea Cadets Band, and featuring Richard Shuttleworth’s own MG TA Midget.

Free tours of the Swiss Garden, The House open for viewing, and free airfix make & paint – a fun day out for all ages!

Visiting Aircraft

  • Lynx – Static display
  • Merlin Mk 2 – Static display

Collection Aircraft

All aircraft appearances are subject to weather and serviceability. * Edwardians always subject to conditions at the end of the airshow.

Additional entertainment

  • Scan Eagle (Static display) provided by 700X Naval Air Squadron
  • Live Music
  • ‘Make & paint’ with Airfix & IPMS Brampton (free)
  • Swiss Garden tours at 12.00 and 15.00 (free)
  • Flightline tours at 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30 (book at SVAS stand)
  • The Shuttleworth Re-enactor Historians
  • Pilot’s chat: Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b (with Stu Goldspink)
  • Vehicle parade: Featured vehicles Ariel Motorcycle and Richard Shuttleworth’s MG TA Midget escorted by The 800 Naval Air Squadron Kettering Sea Cadets Band.
  • The House is open from 10.00-14.00. Visitors can explore rooms with House stewards available to answer questions about the history of The House and the Shuttleworth family.*

*Please note that access to The House is via the Swiss Garden. The underpass is cobbled and currently unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Event Timings

9.00 – Gates open

11.00 – Pilot’s Chat

12.15 – Vehicle parade

14.00 – Flying Display begins

17.40 – Approximate end of display (18.25 if Edwardian aircraft are able to fly)

The restaurant, visitor centre and gift shop are open for the duration of the event and close 30 minutes after the end of the flying display.

Additional info

Event commentator: Ben Dunnell.

Parking is free, and disabled parking is available.

Dogs on leads are permitted outside on-site but are not allowed in hangars, restaurant, Visitor Centre, and Swiss Garden (assistance dogs are the exception).

Smoking in permitted in designated areas only.

No commercial filming or photography is allowed without permission.

Shutttle bus

  • 11.30 – leaves from Biggleswade train station
  • 17.30 – leaves Shuttleworth for return journey
  • Adult – £9.50 return or £5.00 single (pay on the bus)
  • Children under 16 free

Group Bookings

Discount for groups of 10+ people, available to book until Tuesday 31 May 2016. Please email Helen Woods or call 01767 627924 (Mon-Frid, 9.00-17.00).

On the day gate prices

Adult – £28

Child under 16 – Free (max 4 per adult)

SVAS – £16

Exemptions (Free entry)

Pilot (only) of a pre-1945 aircraft have free entry (occupants must pay). You must pre-book a PPR slot.

Pilot and up to two occupants free for a pre-1945 twin engine aircraft. You must pre-book a PPR slot.

Online Booking – closes 18.00 on Saturday 4 June


By booking an SVAS ticket you are agreeing that you are a current member of the SVAS with a current membership card that will be valid on the date of this event. Failure to show your valid card on the gate in conjunction with this ticket will render you liable to pay the additional monies up to the value of a non SVAS member.