Fly In – A Gathering of Moths
In cooperation with The Moth Club, Shuttleworth is delighted to announce on Saturday 11th September we will be again hosting “A Gathering of Moths. The visitor attraction and airfield will be the venue for the celebration of all things Moth related.
Explore almost 60 acres of Shuttleworth, including the famous Shuttleworth Collection, the beautiful Swiss Garden & the
Join for a fun-filled day with this wonderful fly-in from the Moth Club.
Celebrating the first successful de Havilland aeroplane
Geoffrey de Havilland redesigned and rebuilt his first aeroplane, the de Havilland No 1 Biplane, after it crashed on its first attempt at flight in 1909. The No 2 Biplane completed a successful maiden flight from Thorndown Field, Seven Barrows, Hampshire, on 10 September 1910, which is why this weekend is significant in the de Havilland calendar. It was not possible to hold a celebration of the first flight in 2020 and the year’s delay has resulted instead in efforts directed at recognising the 111th anniversary of that historic occasion.
Celebrating the Incorporation of the de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited
Almost exactly ten years after Geoffrey de Havilland’s first flight and a successful career as a designer and test pilot at Farnborough and with the Aircraft Manufacturing Company (AIRCO) at Hendon, he started his own company. Backed by financial assistance from George Holt Thomas at Airco, the de Havilland Aircraft Company Ltd was incorporated on 25 September 1920 and set up business at Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, North London, with a nucleus of staff hand-picked from GDH’s colleagues at Airco. The celebration of ‘DH 100’ in 2020 was not possible and the Old Warden Gathering on 11 September ‘adds one’ to establish and recognise ‘DH 101’.
Celebrating 90 years of the DH.82 Tiger Moth
Aimed at satisfaction of a new specification for a military training aircraft, an advanced version of the DH.60 was modified in 1931 to become the DH.60T Tiger Moth. Further development resulted in a change of Type Number to DH.82 Tiger Moth and the first aircraft so designated was flown from Stag Lane Aerodrome by Hubert Broad on 26 October 1931. In February 1933, fitted with the uprated Gipsy Major engine, the type was rescheduled as the more familiar DH.82A.
It is fitting to combine celebration of the first 90 years of the DH.82 Tiger Moth, perhaps the most widely spread and best known of de Havilland aeroplanes, with those of the first flight and incorporation of the company. There will be many more occasions on which the anniversary numbers can be increased by one, and celebrated appropriately and in style.
Fly In – Why not take part
For those visitors wishing to fly into the show, we have a limited number of PPR slots available. In order to book your slot you must please email the Control Tower: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fly-in visitors who are not deHMC members will be subject to a £10 landing fee payable on the day.
PPR information is required
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Please note this is a fly in not an event.
For more details see here – www.shuttleworth.org/runway-cafe/
To join this day you will need a Visitor Attraction admission ticket.
Shuttleworth reserves the right to cancel this event at any time without reason.