Sunday 7 October 2018

Time: 9.00 – 18.00
Air display: 14:00
Location: Old Warden Aerodrome, SG18 9EP

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Online booking

*Age 15 and under. Group rate and gate price can be found below.

Online booking closes 18.00 Saturday 6 October 2018. Tickets available on the gate (subject to availability).

Event Information

Our season finale is a fast paced day celebrating Richard’s Shuttleworth’s passion for racing, veteran cars, and vintage aviation!

The smell of oil and the roar of engines will bring to Shuttleworth the excitement of mock air races and the Shuttleworth Sprint, along with vintage aircraft flying displays, live music, period paddock and exhibits, visiting car and motorcycle clubs, and fun activities to keep our younger visitors entertained.

The Shuttleworth Sprint is a ‘classic’ sprint course along a grass runway. It’s purely fun, non-competitive or timed and no racing licences are required, though some of the world’s finest veteran and vintage race cars and motorcycles will be taking part! Entry applications are welcome from pre-1939 vehicles. Visiting car and motorcycle clubs are welcome.

Follow the Richard Shuttleworth trail (download the app), enjoy live music, explore the activities in our children’s discovery zone, take a free ride on vintage buses, explore the Swiss Garden and The House, and enjoy craft activities for children in the Swiss Garden, and make a free aircraft model with Airfix & IPMS Brampton ‘Make & Paint’.

Come in 1920’s fashions and get into the spirit of the between the wars era for fabulous end of season finale!

Sprint Entry

If you are interested in entering a Veteran, Edwardian, and Vintage sports car in our Race Day Season Finale and Shuttleworth Sprint on Sunday 7 October 2018 please note that early application is essential. Priority will be given to Edwardian, Veteran, and early Vintage race and sports cars, and motorcycles. The Sprint is not timed, it is non-competitive and no race licences are required.

For an entry form and terms & conditions please email

Period Paddock

Open to pre-1939 Veteran, Edwardian and Early Vintage Cars and Motorcycles who wish to take part in this static display on paddock one. Vehicles must be pre-registered and accepted. All vehicles entered for the Period Paddock display are asked remain to on site until 16.00.

For an entry form and terms & conditions please email

Car & Motorcycle Clubs & Groups

Club/Group entry is restricted to vehicles pre-1960. Attending groups and clubs will parked together (central paddocks) where possible. Please contact our events team on

browse the Displaying Aircraft (7 October)

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

Visiting Vehicles

Ground Entertainment

Event Timings

  • 9.00 – Gates open
  • 10.30-10.45 – Pilot Chat: Miles Hawk Speed Six
  • 12.00-12.45 – The Shuttleworth Sprint
  • 12.00-13.00 – Swiss Garden tour
  • 14.00 – Air display
  • 18.00 – Approximate end of event

What you should know

  • Stay overnight in our Camping and Caravan pitches, or Bed & Breakfast can be booked at The House (subject to availability)
  • Parking is free, disabled parking is available for blue badge holders. Coach parking also available
  • Dogs on leads are welcome on site. Only assistance dogs are allowed inside the hangars, Swiss Garden, The House, and Restaurant/Gift Shop
  • No commercial filming or photography is allowed without prior written permission from Shuttleworth’s PR and Marketing team
  • 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
  • Free Wifi

Ticket information

Gate price

  • £30 – Adult
  • Free – Child* (up to four per paying customer)
  • £18 – SVAS (with proof of a valid SVAS card)

*Age 15 and under.

Season Ticket

  • The 2018 season ticket is available for £150 Adult or £125 SVAS

Group rate

  • Groups of 10+ people attending together £23pp, available until Friday 28 September

To purchase the season ticket or make a group booking email enquiries or call 01767 627 933 (Mon-Fri, 09.00-17.00).

Free event entry eligibility

Pre-1945 aircraft: Pilot only, passengers must buy an event ticket. Pre-booked PPR slot essential, pilots must read and accept our airfield terms and conditions.

Pre-1945 twin engine aircraft: Pilot and up to two passengers. Pre-booked PPR slot essential, pilots must read and accept our airfield terms and conditions.