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Flying Proms

We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground.

Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music. Don’t miss your chance to witness this spectacular treat for all the senses!

With the air display and orchestral performance commencing in the evening, there will be plenty to do across the Shuttleworth estate in anticipation; from the Shuttleworth Collection with its historic aircraft and vehicles, to the elegantly landscaped Shuttleworth Gardens and nature trails. The prestigious Shuttleworth House with its unique Victorian decorations can also be reached by vintage bus, and there will be family friendly activities to keep all ages entertained.

Ground Attractions

Before the main flying display, there are plenty of other attractions to fill your day! Select from the drop down menu below to find out further details and opening times.

Aircraft line-up

Shuttleworth Operated Aircraft: 

Avro Triplane

Blackburn B2

Bristol Boxkite

de Havilland DH.51

de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth

de Havilland DH.88 Comet

Desoutter I

Gloster Gladiator

Hawker Sea Hurricane Ib

Hawker Tomtit

Letov LF-107 Lunak Glider – Graham Saw

Southern Martlet

Supermarine Spitfire Vc

Westland Lysander

Visiting Aircraft:

Avro Lancaster – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Extra 330 Pyro Display – Chris Burkett

Grob 109 x2 Pyro Display – Airborne Pyrotechnics

National Symphony Orchestra Programme

1st Half

Dambusters March

Crown Imperial

Battle Of Britain Suite

James Bond

Monte Carlo or Bust

E T Flying Theme


Magnificent Men

2nd Half



O Mio Babbino Caro

I Could Have Danced

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Liberty Bell



Time to Say Goodbye

Can Can


Rule Britannia


Pomp & Circ with encore

Shuttleworth Collection and Gardens

Open all day.

View our amazing collection of aircraft, vintage vehicles and several heritage exhibits in our hangars. Most of the Collection is in flying / working condition, so some of the exhibits may be flying or exhibited outside during the event.

For further information on the exhibits, please view details on our Collection page.

Shuttleworth’s Gardens include the Swiss Garden, a hidden romantic treasure and 10 acres of landscaped gardens. This garden lies adjacent to the hangars and Shuttleworth House.  Wander among splendid shrubs and rare trees, around tiny islands and ponds and over intricate ironwork bridges. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our two resident peacocks!

View the Swiss Garden page for further details.

Food & Drink

This year, we have a range of catering outlets on-site to fulfil your every need!

Runway Café
Our Runway Café has a range of options to keep your thirst quenched and your appetite satisfied.

Refuelling Station
If you fancy an alcoholic beverage or refreshments, the Refuelling Station has you covered!

Coffee Pod
Come and visit our wonderful coffee pod and grab a warm refreshment, alcoholic beverage or a snack.

Burger Pod
Feeling hungry? Grab a bite to eat at our burger pod.

Marquee Bar
Local beers, ciders, wines and more are available at our marquee bar.

Shuttleworth House

House open: 14:00 – 18:30 (Last entry at 18:00)

Explore the glorious Victorian residence of the Shuttleworth family. Take a tour around a selection of the rooms which are full of original period detail, including a Victorian Grand Piano, enormous chandeliers, gold-leafed ceilings and panelled walls.

To get to the House, you can choose to walk from the Swiss Garden via the Shrubbery Walk, or alternatively hop on board the Vintage Bus which stops in front of the hangars.

On non air show days, the House is used for a variety of Shuttleworth events, and can be hired exclusively for weddings and other events.

Visit the Shuttleworth House page for further details.

Pleasure Flights

Experience an exhilarating introductory flight experience in the beautiful 1940s T6 Harvard, The “Wacky Wabbit”. When you climb into the cockpit, you will be transported back to the 1940s as your senses experience the sight, sound and smell of this vintage Warbird.

T6 Harvard Aviation offer a limited number of flights at this air show prior to the flying display.

To book your once in a lifetime flight experience, please visit the T6 Harvard Aviation website HERE.

Please note that these experiences are part of the Air Show attractions, and you will still need to book an air show ticket in addition.

Harvard Introductory flights are operated by an external company, T6 Harvard Ltd. Please be sure to read their Terms & Conditions prior to booking.



Flying Proms features a concert format in a closer arena style with a firework display. For this reason we unfortunately cannot allow dogs on site for this event.

Assistance dogs are still permitted in all areas of the site.


Proms Pods

We are delighted to see the return of our exclusive PODS for this years flying proms. A Pod is the perfect solution for entertaining your guests in a private small marquee whilst enjoying the Proms entertainment. Available in 3mx3m or 6mx3m sizes and suitable for between 10 and 20 guests respectively.

You are now able to book your pod by visiting this page:

Flying Proms – PODS 2023

Wild Camping

Camping is available for self-sufficient camping – tents, caravans, folding campers and motorhomes with their own washing and toilet facilities.

Available from Thursday – Monday only with a minimum two-night stay. Please note prices are per pitch.

All campers receive complimentary access to the daily Visitor Attraction but are required to purchase an air show ticket in addition to the pitch fee.

For more details on camping click here

Flying Proms features a concert format in a closer arena style with a firework display. For this reason we unfortunately cannot allow dogs on site for this event.

Assistance dogs are still permitted in all areas of the site.


Group Bookings

For group and coach rates please email or call 07375 639 683


Event Programmes

Coming to one of our 2023 Air Shows? Why not pick up a programme?

Available to purchase online in advance now or on the day, these limited-edition air show programmes will be a superb souvenir from your day at Shuttleworth.

Order yours now along with your air show ticket and it will be ready waiting for you to collect from the Shuttleworth Shop.

Getting Here

Travel by car, air, free bus, cycle, or on foot

Please expand on the sections below for details on how to access the air show site.

Address: Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9DT


Access to the Air Show site by car or motorbike is via Alder Drive. This is located on the B658 Shefford Road. To find us please use the postcode SG18 9DT and follow the AA signage.

We are two miles due west of the A1 at Biggleswade, approx 20 miles from J13 on M1.

Please note that depending on traffic and your time of arrival, you may have to queue for anything up to an hour.

The old Collection entrance on Hill Lane is for pedestrians, cyclists and air show participants only.

By Air

Visiting Pilots

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 will first need to purchase an air show ticket for each person in your aircraft.

Once you have bought your ticket, please email the Airfield Manager to book your landing slot or call John de Main on: 07875 028876 and quote your ticket number. Please note that a landing fee is an additional £10 payable on the day.

Pedestrians & Cyclists

Pedestrians and cyclists can enter via the gate on Hill Lane, where a member of staff will check your ticket on arrival. Please note that tickets must be pre-booked as we do not sell tickets on the day at this entrance.

Hill Lane entrance postcode: SG18 9EP


A bus will be running from Biggleswade Station to Old Warden and back on the day.

Biggleswade Station to Old Warden:  15:00, 16:00 and 17:00

Old Warden to Biggleswade Station:  20:00, 21:00 and 10:00


Drop off and pick up for taxis entrance on Hill Lane, postcode: SG18 9EP.

Ticket Protection – Terms and Conditions

Our Ticket Protection offers piece of mind when purchasing your ticket. However, as is the case with any Ticket Protection policy, there will be some specific circumstances when this may not be valid.

To find out more about our Ticket Protection, please head to: Ticket Protection – Shuttleworth Events & Attractions


Frequently Asked Questions

Find our FAQ section here: Air Shows Frequently Asked Questions – Shuttleworth Events & Attractions

For all other queries regarding our 2023 Air Show season please email