Vintage Airshow

Sunday 1 September 2019

New for 2019, our vintage airshow celebrates the best in lovely old aircraft, artisan crafts, and steam punk/vintage outfits.

Today’s event features a vintage village, the best of The Collection’s aircraft, and a full display of all our Clayton & Shuttleworth exhibits. Follow the heritage trail, and come wearing your best vintage or Steam Punk attire!

Gates open: 9.00
Live Music by Fiona Harrison10:00-10:45, 13.00-13.45, 15:00-15:45
Swiss Garden tour: 12.00
Air display: 14.00
Vehicle Parade: 12.00
Pilot chat: 11.00 – Blériot
Display ends: 18.00
Location: Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP


Harvard T6 experience flights: Wacky Wabbit PAX flights. Customers can pay £399 for a flight in the Harvard T6, available between 9.00-11.00. Visit their website for more information.

Clayton & Shuttleworth heritage display:

  • Dorothy (Traction Engine)
  • Portable Steam engine
  • Saw Bench
  • Thrashing Machine
  • Chaff Cutter x2
  • Straw Elevator – the newly restored
  • Living Van
  • 3 or 4 tractors

Scillonia Airways: Dragon Rapide pleasure flights (weather permitting)

Vintage Bus Rides: Take a vintage bus ride to The House and explore this interested building.

Vintage Village: 

  • Chaps of Distinction (menswear)
  • Carl McQuaid (aircraft related models, books, etc)
  • Pip’n’Mix (40s and 50s memorabilia, collectibles)
  • Mrs Tinsleys Vintage (vintage homewares)
  • Rock Pop Candy (retro and vintage inspired homewares & collectibles)
  • Alice Brown’s Cupboard (vintage clothing and accessories)
  • Hilary Edwards (vintage watches & jewellery)


  • Shuttleworth Restaurant and catering pods
  • Mobi Pizzeria
  • Equestrian Crepes
  • Horseshoe Coffee Shop
  • Dom Tamburello Ice Cream




Online booking has now closed. Tickets are available on the gate.

Gate price
£35 – Adult
Free – Child* (up to four per paying customer)
£20 – SVAS** (with proof of a valid SVAS card)

*Child is age 15 and under.
**Proof of a valid SVAS membership for each person booked at the SVAS price. Please bring membership card as this will be checked at the entrance gate

Free Shuttlebus
The shuttlebus will arrive at Biggleswade train station at 10:30 and will make the journey to Shuttleworth every 30 minutes until 14:00.
The return journeys will begin at 17:00 and will repeat every 30 minutes until the show is over (18:30).
The bus conductor will ask for Airshow tickets and will escort those without a ticket to the Shuttleworth Visitor Centre.

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