Vintage Airshow: Entertainment

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There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained at our Vintage Airshow 2019 airshow.


Discovery Zone 1 (Hangar 1)

Sit in a cockpit: Make paper plate planes and really rapid rockets before an opportunity to take a selfie sitting in a real aeroplane.

UK Junior Gliding: Have a go in their incredible Gliding simulator, before having a guided tour of their full size glide.

EoN primary: Have a go on Shuttleworth’s own EoN Primary! Secure on a gimbal, just feet from the ground, can you keep her ‘flying’ straight and true.


Shuttleworth Discovery Zone 2 (Hangar 2)

Airfix Make and Paint: Giving you the chance to make your very own Airfix model for free, with our friends from IPMS Brampton. And don’t forget to collect the voucher giving you a discount on all Airfix kits in the Collection shop.

Time and Space Learning: Try your hand at creating the perfect aerofoil before testing it in their wicked wind tunnel.


Shuttleworth Discovery Zone 3 (opposite Hangar 3)

Collapsing Barrel: Try your hand at some fantastic Steam experiments with the Shuttleworth Discovery Team, commemorating the bicentenary of James Watt’s Condenser patent.

Badge making workshop: We’re also joined by the lovely team from Stotfold Mill, who’ll be running their brilliant badge making workshop.


Shuttleworth Discovery Zone 4 (Hangar 4)

Joystick Club’s Pedal Planes: A perennial favourite and now holders of a Guinness World Record! Fun for the little ones.

Chuck gliders & stomp rockets: Make paper plate planes and really rapid rockets with YES, the Youth Education Support Strut of the Light Aircraft Association, before an opportunity to take a selfie sitting in a real aeroplane.

Joystick Club: Budding pilots can take a flying lesson in the tremendous Tomahawk and Seneca Flight Simulators.

Hurricane build: Every hour, on the hour, join Sci-Hi Education and help build their humungous Hawker Hurricane to help defend our skies in an inspiring and engaging STEM activity.

Bristol Centaurus cutaway engine: Every hour, on the half-hour, join the Shuttleworth Discovery Team for a running of our brilliant engine.


Shuttleworth Discovery Zone 5 (Paddock 1)

Shuttleworth Agricultural Heritage team: Display Clayton & Shuttleworth built machinery including Dorothy, our steam engine, and the recently donated harvesting set of thrashing machine and chaff cutter from the 1920s and an 1870s saw bench.  Our tractors will be on display, along with some special guests. And remember, without Clayton & Shuttleworth we wouldn’t be here today!

Airfield Defence Team: Try your hand at tracking the display aircraft on our 1946 Bofors anti-aircraft gun. There will be a special talk by the team on AA operations at 11:30.


Shuttleworth Discovery Zone 6 (Paddock 1)

Dawn Patrol: Adjacent to the first aid hut, you’ll find an incredible display of large-scale Radio Controlled models.

BMFA: Why not try on the brilliant British Model Flying Association simulator – just look out for the four flags on top of the big blue trailer.


Shuttleworth Discovery Zone 7 (Paddock 4)

Girl Guiding Bedfordshire: There will be a wonderful vintage camp, with some fascinating activities. Alongside this, there will be a modern day Guide camp showcasing all the fantastic opportunities available to Guides today, together with some really engaging activities. Why not take the bus to the House and explore the camp on your way back?



  • Vintage bus rides
  • Traders
  • Pilot Chat: Blériot
  • Live Music: Fiona Harrison
  • Veteran & Vintage vehicle parade
  • Swiss Garden tour at 12.00
  • Explore The House 10.00-14.00
  • Flight line tours, running every 15 minutes from 10.00-11.00 (£10)