Airshow: Shuttleworth Spring Air Display 2016

A bright and sunny day coupled with a first visit by the Red Arrows to Shuttleworth, guaranteed large crowds as this small grass strip.  New display lines and regulations have been put in place post the tragic Shoreham crash, which have changed the feel of UK airshows.  My hope is that all parties continue to work together and review the requirements and strike the right balance between safety and the viewing experience.

Aircraft photographed:

  • Avro 19 (Anson)
  • Bristol Blenheim
  • Bristol F-2B Fighter
  • Blackburn B-2
  • Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
  • De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
  • Eurocopter AS-350 Squirrel
  • Extra EA300
  • Fauvel AV-36 Monobloc
  • Fieseler Fi-156A-1 Storch
  • Gloster Gladiator
  • Hawker Demon
  • Hawker Hurricane
  • Hawker Siddeley Hawk T1
  • Miles Hawk
  • North American AT-6 Texan
  • Percival Provost
  • Polikarpov Po-2
  • Rotorsport UK Calidus
  • Ryan STA
  • Piper Super Cub
  • Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A
  • Westland Lysander


Location: Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, UK.

Equipment used:

Cameras: Canon EOS-1D X

Lenses: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Ext 1.4x, Canon EF 1.4x T/C III