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Aviation Photography Night Shoot

The Shuttleworth Night shoot is back for 2022

The popular event will include three aircraft running engines under the floodlights on our historic grass airfield. In addition, selected hangars will be illuminated with some creative lighting and we have vehicles and re-enactors adding some unique atmosphere and photographic opportunities throughout the evening.

The event will be a bit different from our normal format as we will be introducing night taxying! Each of the running aircraft will start up and taxi down the line for unique images. The aircraft will stop at different points along the line for long exposure shots, before moving down the line. This will offer a range of photo opportunities from creative moving shots, to traditional stationary images with engines running. You’ll be able to move around during the runs, meaning you can get start-ups and action shots for each aircraft. We plan to have some interesting props on the airfield too, so it’s going to be a cracking two days!

This event is open to anyone with a camera, but it is recommended that attendees have a basic understanding of night photography in order to make the most of the event. The use of flash will not be permitted during the engine run part of the evening and it is recommended that you use a tripod if you have one. The official collection photographers will be on hand to offer advice if needed and there will be a welcome talk from the Shuttleworth team.

Attendees can enter the collection during the day to see our wonderful collection of aircraft in the hangars before the illuminations start. Meet in the Runway Café at 17:00 for a light meal before you get a chance to enjoy the sun setting and a chance to capture some images on the airfield with vehicles and re-enactors posed alongside some of our classic aircraft. When the sun has set, we’ll then be running up the engines on three aircraft each day, with a great chance to see these aircraft in an unusual way.


Friday 14 October

  • Hawker Sea Hurricane
  • Avro 504
  • DH Dragon Rapide
  • Reserve –  Blackburn B2

Saturday 15 October

  • Supermarine Spitfire
  • Sopwith Pup
  • Ryan STM
  • Reserve – Blackburn B2

*Actual aircraft and theme may be dictated by weather.

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