Wings & Wheels

Sunday 4 September 2016

Our Wings & Wheels event brings together vintage aircraft from 1909-1950s, and historical vehicles and motorcycles from the Collection. We also welcome a range of visiting car and motorcycle groups, whose members will bring along their own classics.

There will be a full flying display from The Collection and visiting aircraft, with a range of aerobatic displays. As always enjoy plenty of opportunities to photograph some interesting vehicles of all ages, shapes and sizes – with wings and without! It’s the variety on show today that makes our Wings & Wheels event one of the highlights of the Shuttleworth calendar – an event for everyone who is passionate about marvellous old vehicles.

Car and motorcycle groups welcom, group booking discount closes Tuesday 30 August (see Group Bookings below).

Pre-1960 registration has now closed.

Visiting Aircraft

  • Little and Large
  • Catalina
  • The Blades (aerobatic display team)
  • CAP 232 (Emily Todd)
  • Jackaroo (Trish Neville)
  • Chilton
  • Hang Glider aerobatic display
  • Mew Gull replica (David Beale)
  • Percival Parade – Provisional
  • BBMF Dakota – flypast

Collection Aircraft

All aircraft are provisional and may be subject to change.

Additional entertainment

  • Live Music with Brian J
  • ‘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: Avro Tutor
  • Vehicle parade: Featured vehicles Railton and Sunbeam motorcycle
  • 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. Tea & cake available to purchase in The Morning room.*

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

Visiting Clubs

  • Jowett
  • BSA
  • Model T Register
  • VMCC

Event Timings

9.00 – Gates open

12.00 – Vehicle parades

14.00 – Flying Display begins

17.40 – Approximate end of display

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: Mark Whall.

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
  • 18.00 – 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 30 August 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


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.