380. Shuttleworth Race Day

Leighton Buzzard on the Saturday and Shuttleworth on the Sunday. Thankfully it’s only about an hour between the two, so it wasn’t as tough as it might have been.

TVAS volunteer Julian Harcourt helped rig, and we rolled her into no. 1 hangar into the space vacated by the other WWI aircraft who were flying that day, alongside the stunning Albatros DVa that has only recently been assembled after its long journey from the TVAL factory in Wellington, NZ.20181007_131312.jpg

Race day is traditionally shared with an amazing array of vintage cars, many of which are fire-breathing monsters.


As always, the day passed in a blur of new and old faces, and was over all too soon. We got glimpses of the flying action, but didn’t see the cars on the airfield at all to our considerable disappointment.

Phil Jackson showed us his part-finished artwork of 1264. We can’t wait to see the finished thing!
We made a note of next year’s fixtures…
… and commentator John Gilder helped put 1264 to bed until the next show in Wrexham on 10 Nov. We hope to see you there!



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