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Shuttleworth Military Airshow - Old Warden, Bedfordshire, 7th July 2019

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01 Beech G18S N45CF 436784 Shuttleworth 2019 02 Hurricane MkI P2902 G-ROBT and Sea Hurricane IB Z7015 G-BKTH Shuttleworth 2019 03 Hurricane MkI P3700 G-HURI R4118 G-HUPW V7497 G-HRLI Shuttleworth 2019 04 Hurricane MkI P2902 G-ROBT and Sea Hurricane IB Z7015 G-BKTH Shuttleworth 2019 05 Avro Tutor G-AHSA K3241 Shuttleworth 2019 06 DH82A Tiger Moth K2585 G-ANKT Shuttleworth 2019 07 DH82A Tiger Moth K2585 G-ANKT Shuttleworth 2019 08 Avro Tutor K3214 and DH82A Tiger Moth K2585 Shuttleworth 2019 09 Avro Tutor K3214 and DH82A Tiger Moth K2585 Shuttleworth 2019 10 Avro Tutor DH82A Tiger Moth and Blackburn B2 Shuttleworth 2019 11 Avro Tutor K3214 and Blackburn B2 G-AEBJ Shuttleworth 2019 12 Avro Tutor DH82A Tiger Moth and Blackburn B2 Shuttleworth 2019 13 Avro Tutor G-AHSA K3241 Shuttleworth 2019 14 Blackburn B2 G-AEBJ Shuttleworth 2019 15 DH82A Tiger Moth K2585 G-ANKT Shuttleworth 2019 16 Avro Tutor G-AHSA K3241 Shuttleworth 2019 17 DH82A Tiger Moth K2585 G-ANKT Shuttleworth 2019 18 P-47D Thunderbolt G-THUN Nellie B Shuttleworth 2019 19 P-47D Thunderbolt G-THUN Nellie B Shuttleworth 2019 20 P-47D Thunderbolt G-THUN Nellie B Shuttleworth 2019 21 P-47D Thunderbolt G-THUN Nellie B Shuttleworth 2019 22 P-47D Thunderbolt G-THUN Nellie B Shuttleworth 2019 23 P-47D Thunderbolt G-THUN Nellie B Shuttleworth 2019 24 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 25 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 26 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 27 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 28 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 29 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 30 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 31 Polikarpov Po2 G-BSSY Shuttleworth 2019 32 Polikarpov Po2 G-BSSY Shuttleworth 2019 33 Polikarpov Po2 G-BSSY Shuttleworth 2019 34 Polikarpov Po2 G-BSSY Shuttleworth 2019 35 Polikarpov Po2 G-BSSY Shuttleworth 2019 36 Polikarpov Po2 G-BSSY Shuttleworth 2019 37 EoN Primary Glider Shuttleworth 2019 38 EoN Primary Glider Shuttleworth 2019 39 EoN Primary Glider Shuttleworth 2019 40 EoN Primary Glider Shuttleworth 2019 41 Gladiator Mk1 K7985 G-AMRK Shuttleworth 2019 42 Gladiator Mk1 K7985 G-AMRK Shuttleworth 2019 43 Gladiator Mk1 K7985 G-AMRK Shuttleworth 2019 44 Gladiator Mk1 K7985 G-AMRK Shuttleworth 2019 45 Gladiator Mk1 K7985 G-AMRK Shuttleworth 2019 46 Gladiator Mk1 K7985 G-AMRK Shuttleworth 2019 47 Gladiator Mk1 K7985 G-AMRK Shuttleworth 2019 48 Gladiator Mk1 K7985 G-AMRK Shuttleworth 2019 49 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 50 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 51 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 52 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 53 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 54 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 55 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 56 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 57 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 58 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 59 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 60 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 61 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 62 Boeing B-17G Fortress Sally B G-BEDF Shuttleworth 2019 63 DHC-1 Chipmunk T10 G-BNZC 671 Shuttleworth 2019 63 SE5a C1096 G-ERFC Shuttleworth 2019 64 SE5a C1096 G-ERFC Shuttleworth 2019 65 SE5a C1096 G-ERFC Shuttleworth 2019 66 Sopwith Triplane N6290 G-BOCK Shuttleworth 2019 67 SE5a C1096 G-ERFC Shuttleworth 2019 68 Sopwith Triplane N6290 G-BOCK Shuttleworth 2019 69 Sopwith Camel D1851 G-BZSC Shuttleworth 2019 70 Sopwith Camel D1851 G-BZSC Shuttleworth 2019 71 Miles Magister G-AKPF N3788 Shuttleworth May 2019 72 Slingsby T21B Sedbergh TX1 WJ306 Shuttleworth 2019 73 Slingsby T21B Sedbergh TX1 WJ306 Shuttleworth 2019 74 Slingsby T21B Sedbergh TX1 WJ306 Shuttleworth 2019 75 Slingsby T21B Sedbergh TX1 WJ306 Shuttleworth 2019 76 Slingsby T21B Sedbergh TX1 WJ306 Shuttleworth 2019 77 Slingsby T21B Sedbergh TX1 WJ306 Shuttleworth 2019 78 Slingsby T21B Sedbergh TX1 WJ306 Shuttleworth 2019 79 Nieuport 17 N1977 G-BWMJ Shuttleworth Race Day 2019 80 Nieuport 17 N1977 G-BWMJ Shuttleworth Race Day 2019 81 Nieuport 17 N1977 G-BWMJ Shuttleworth Race Day 2019 82 Avro 504K Olivia G-EROE Shuttleworth 2019 83 Avro 504K Olivia G-EROE Shuttleworth 2019 84 Avro 504K Olivia G-EROE Shuttleworth 2019 85 Focke-Wulf Fw44 Stieglitz D-EMNN Shuttleworth 2019 86 Focke-Wulf Fw44 Stieglitz D-EMNN Shuttleworth 2019 87 Focke-Wulf Fw44 Stieglitz D-EMNN Shuttleworth 2019 88 Focke-Wulf Fw44 Stieglitz D-EMNN Shuttleworth 2019 89 Avro 504K E3273 G-ADEV Shuttleworth 2019 90 Avro 504K E3273 G-ADEV Shuttleworth 2019 91 Westland Lysander G-AZWT V9367 Shuttleworth Autumn 2019 92 Hurricane MkI V7497 G-HRLI Shuttleworth 2019 93 Hurricane MkI P3717 G-HITT Shuttleworth 2019 94 Hurricane MkI P2902 G-ROBT and Sea Hurricane IB Z7015 G-BKTH Shuttleworth 2019 95 Hurricane MkI P3717 G-HITT Shuttleworth 2019 96 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 97 Hurricane MkI P2902 G-ROBT and Sea Hurricane IB Z7015 G-BKTH Shuttleworth 2019 98 Hurricane MkI P2902 G-ROBT and Sea Hurricane IB Z7015 G-BKTH Shuttleworth 2019 99 Hurricane MkI P3717 G-HITT Shuttleworth 2019 100 Hurricane MkI R4118 G-HUPW Shuttleworth 2019 101 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 102 Hurricane MkI V7497 G-HRLI Shuttleworth 2019 103 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 104 Hurricane MkI R4118 G-HUPW Shuttleworth 2019 105 Hurricane MkI R4118 G-HUPW Shuttleworth 2019 106 Hurricane MkI V7497 G-HRLI Shuttleworth 2019 107 Hurricane MkI V7497 G-HRLI Shuttleworth 2019 108 Sea Hurricane IB Z7015 G-BKTH Shuttleworth 2019 109 Hurricane MkI P2902 G-ROBT Shuttleworth 2019 110 Hurricane MkI P2902 G-ROBT Shuttleworth 2019 111 Hurricane MkI R4118 G-HUPW Shuttleworth 2019 112 Hurricane MkI R4118 G-HUPW Shuttleworth 2019 113 Hurricane MkI P3700 G-HURI Shuttleworth 2019 114 Hurricane MkI P3700 G-HURI Shuttleworth 2019 115 Hurricane MkI V7497 G-HRLI Shuttleworth 2019 116 Hurricane MkI V7497 G-HRLI Shuttleworth 2019 117 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 118 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 119 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 120 Hawker Hurricane 7 ship formation Shuttleworth 2019 121 Hawker Hurricane 7 ship formation Shuttleworth 2019 122 Hawker Hurricane 7 ship formation Shuttleworth 2019 123 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 123 Hawker Hurricane 3 ship formation Shuttleworth 2019 124 BBMF Hurricane IIc PZ865 Shuttleworth 2019 124 Hurricane MkI R4118 G-HUPW Shuttleworth 2019 125 Hurricane MkI P3700 G-HURI Shuttleworth 2019 126 Hurricane MkI V7497 G-HRLI Shuttleworth 2019 127 Hurricane MkI R4118 G-HUPW Shuttleworth 2019 128 Hawker Hurricane 3 ship formation Shuttleworth 2019 129 Hurricane MkI V7497 G-HRLI Shuttleworth 2019 130 Sea Hurricane IB Z7015 G-BKTH Shuttleworth 2019 131 Hurricane MkI P3717 G-HITT Shuttleworth 2019 132 Sea Hurricane IB Z7105 and Hurricane MkI P3717 Shuttleworth 2019 133 Sea Hurricane IB Z7105 and Hurricane MkI P3717 Shuttleworth 2019 134 Sea Hurricane IB Z7015 G-BKTH Shuttleworth 2019 135 Hurricane MkI P3717 G-HITT Shuttleworth 2019 136 Hurricane MkI P3717 G-HITT Shuttleworth 2019 137 Sea Hurricane IB Z7015 G-BKTH Shuttleworth 2019 138 Sea Hurricane IB Z7015 G-BKTH Shuttleworth 2019 lightbox gallery scriptby VisualLightBox.com v6.1

Comment - Increasingly, Old Warden aerodrome is becoming the bastion of the British airshow, still able to put on excellent themed displays at a venue that is both intimate and unique with its photographer friendly B-axis, and which still can give topside galore as aircraft both locally based and visiting curve around the display line with their wings dipped to the crowd. While many other venues have lost much of their magic, at Shuttleworth the dream continues.

The 2019 Military Airshow was all about the Hawker Hurricane with a promised gathering and formation flyby of the UK’s 8 airworthy examples of the type. Unfortunately, on the day the BBMF’s MkIIc LF363 remained grounded due to an ongoing technical issue but it would still be the largest gathering of the Hawker fighter in UK skies since 1946. The show also boasted the public debut of newly restored SE5a C1096/G-ERFC alongside the prospect of my first actual sight of Air Leasing’s P-47D Thunderbolt ‘Nellie B’ (ex-‘No Guts, No Glory’ of The Fighter Collection which had spent several years based in the US) hopefully making some knife-edge topsides against a bright blue sky. To top it all, B-17G Flying Fortress ‘Sally-B’ would also be making a rare appearance at the venue. With memories of the BBMF Lancaster’s glorious sunshine and blue sky filled first pass down the B-axis at the 2018 Season Premier show fresh in my mind, I was hoping for more of the same from Elly Salingboe’s magnificent flying memorial.

The show itself was packed full of gems, the Collection’s Gloster Gladiator putting on an especially spirited display of topsides, while gliders, including the EoN Primary and Slingsby T21B Sedbergh TX1 also shone through, the Sedbergh’s loop looking particularly impressive. Alas, the Thunderbolt’s opening display was very distant with only two decent passes near the end of its routine, the machine then landing on to take the title of heaviest single engine warbird to land at the aerodrome. The Collection’s resident Spitfire, AR501, also suffered from a distant display which was to be compensated for at the later Proms event. Sally-B also failed to make use of the B-axis nonetheless, the big four-engine bomber conducted an intimate routine which gave lots of other opportunities for photographs.

The main event was of course the Hurricane formation, most examples flying in during the day in preparation. Seeing the 7 aircraft coming over was a great sight and we then treated to several minutes of Merlin magic as the formation went through and then split into vics and then a final pairing of resident Hurricane MkI P3717 ‘Soph’ and Sea Hurricane IB Z7015 entertaining the crowd as the others landed back on or departed to home airfields.

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