Drive-in Airshow (July)

Saturday 18 July 2020 @15.00-20.30


ADVANCE BOOKING ONLINE ONLY. Please note, no ticket sales on the gate, and we cannot take over the phone.

No PPR available.

Shuttleworth’s first socially distanced, drive-in airshow. Drive-in and set up your picnic next to your vehicle, with limited crowd size you will have a great view from wherever you are parked.

Bring an FM radio to tune into commentary and pre-show music, before a flying display programme of some of our best-loved aircraft from the DH88 Comet and Westland Lysander. Enjoy the unmistakable sound of our Spitfire, and if the weather is kind our pilots will do their magnificent best in our early Edwardian aircraft!

On-site takeaway catering will be available, plenty of clean toilets and sanitiser.

Event Timings

15.00 – Gates Open

17.30 – Flying Display begins

20.35 – Flying ends (21.20 if Edwardians fly)


  • Army Co-op: Lysander, Po2, L6 Cub
  • Gliders: Fauvel, Eon Primary, English Electric Wren
  • Trainers: Chipmunk, Miles Magister, Piston Provost, Avro Tutor
  • Aeros: Extra 330, Redhawk
  • Civillian: DH51 ‘Miss Kenya’, DH60X, Desoutter, DH82a Tiger Moth, Cub
  • WWI: Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Camel, Sopwith Triplane, Bristol M1C
  • WW2: Spitfire AR501, Sea Hurricane
  • Racers: DH88 Comet, Mew Gull, Mew Gull DB (red)
  • *Edwardians: Bleriot, Bristol Boxkite, Avro Triplane, Blackburn Monoplane

*Subject to optimal conditions for these very early aircraft


Note: This will be a quite different event from our traditional airshows to allow us to comply with legal regulations and guidance around COVID-19.

We ask that you:

  • Ensure you have a working FM radio. Our commentator and pre-show music/information will broadcast on Station 87.8 ‘Shuttleworth FM’.
  • Please remain in the area around your vehicle to enjoy the airshow. You will have a good view from where you are parked and we are not permitted to allow crowds to gather along the fence line to watch the show.
  • You will be parked in a marked space within a ‘Zone’. Each Zone has its own dedicated Welfare Hub: A block of toilets, sanitising station and a refreshment outlet selling hot drinks and snacks. A Shuttleworth steward will be on duty in each zone. Please respect social distancing if you need to approach our staff or volunteers.
  • Be considerate of others – no stepladders, raised tailgates, gazebos or sitting on the roof of vehicles.

Please be aware:

  • This is a Drive-In show. Motorcycles are permitted but unfortunately, this event is not suitable for pedestrians.
  • Shuttleworth Swiss Garden, Play Area, Restaurant, Gift shop and Shuttleworth House are closed during this event. To keep visitors and staff safe we ask that you keep within the spirit of the law by not exploring the site, maintaining exemplary social distancing, and staying within your allocated space to watch the display.
  • There are no ground activities such as Discovery Zones or vehicle parade.
  • Dogs on leads are permitted if kept within the vicinity of the vehicle.
  • Staff and stewards at the event will be temperature-checked on arrival and will be wearing suitable PPE.

COVID 19 measures

  • All our staff will be equipped with gloves for any transactions.
  • Our customer-facing stewards will be wearing visors as a portable screen.
  • Some of our staff may be wearing face masks where it makes them feel more comfortable.
  • Our staff will wear recommended PPE for all first aid incidents. Anyone needing first aid will be asked to first don a face mask where this is practicable.
  • If you become unwell on-site then please seek help/inform a member of staff or steward, they will call a first aider who will give you a face mask and assist you to safely leave the site.
  • Bring your own sanitiser and PPE where you can.
  • Take your own rubbish home where you can.
  • Adhere to our social distancing notices and markings.
  • Stay at home if you are feeling unwell, are isolating due to a contact trace, or have Covid-19. Contact us before 15.00 on the day to let us know.
  • Please be kind and considerate to our staff, volunteers and other visitors and follow these rules/advice.

Book Online

Oversize car parking space for vehicles over 2m high or 2.5m wide.


Camping is available for this show. Please note, no tents are permitted and only caravans and camper vans with their own toilet and washing facilities can be accepted due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

  • 1 night for £25
  • 2 nights for £40
  • 3 nights for £50

To book please contact David or Pam:

Or on 07538 485843.