Winter Opening Hours

Please note that we are now on our Winter Opening Hours (10:00 – 16:00). Tickets can be purchased at: www.shuttleworth.org/book-your-ticket

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Events

Spitfire Photography Experience Day

This photography day is designed for those who are already competent with a camera, but it can equally be fun for entry level users and can be fun for compact camera owners too.

There are no difficult photographic challenges during the day, just lots of specially set up opportunities to capture images you just won’t get anywhere else. The day is themed around The Shuttleworth Collection genuine Supermarine Spitfire Mk V (AR501), and you spend the entire day getting up close and personal to this historic airframe.

Darren Harbar ensures that you get some fantastic photographic opportunities by managing the access to allow all attendees to get a wide range of images, including period re-enactors to pose with the aircraft. You need not even have a camera to enjoy this day, as you get up close and personal to the aircraft.

As a highlight of your day, you will get to sit in the cockpit of Shuttleworth’s very own Supermarine Spitfire*.

There’s even a talk by a current Spitfire pilot and a presentation on this particular aircraft’s fascinating WWII history. The ultimate day for fans of the Supermarine Spitfire. The event is limited to 22 people, which ensures it remains a personal day and allows everyone to get the access they desire.

* Guests must be within the weight limitations and can access the aircraft unaided

 

 

Additional Information

What to expect

  • Get up close and personal experience with a WWII Supermarine Spitfire
  • Sit in the cockpit (subject to weight and self-manoeuvrability)
  • Special photographic scenes, set with natural backgrounds
  • Presentation on aircraft’s history
  • Period re-enactor to pose for portraits
  • On hand professional advice along with hints and tips throughout the day
  • Meet a Spitfire pilot
  • Arrival drinks and lunch supplied

Who is it for?

Any photographer who wants a close up day with this genuine WWII Spitfire, and unique photographic opportunities.

What you’ll need?

  • A camera that offers removable lenses and manual control – Digital Single Lens Reflex camera (DSLR) or Mirrorless/Compact System Camera (CSC).
  • Sufficient battery power to keep your camera running all day
  • Memory cards with sufficient space to capture lots of images
  • Suitable clothing to be on a grass airfield

Terms and conditions apply.

If you have any questions, please email publicevents@shuttleworth.org