& 29th the Shuttleworth Collection held their engineering open
days so along with my family we spent a fantastic Thursday visiting the
workshops and the different hangers. Here
are just a few of the shots from the different exhibits.
de Havilland DH.88 Comet Grosvenor House
This DH88 won the 1934 England to Australia Air Race in 70 hours and 54 minutes. Full story
S.D. (Special Duties) was employed by No. 161 RAF Squadron on clandestine night flying operations from RAF Tempsford and Tangmere between 1942 and 1945. Full story
Shuttleworth Sopwith Dove G-EAGA
This aeroplane is a faithful replica, built by Skysport Engineering, and is owned by the Woods brothers by whom it is loaned to the Collection. Full story
1910 Avro Triplane lV
This machine was built by the Hampshire Aeroplane Club at Eastleigh, Southampton for the film, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965) & is a replica. Full story
In the workshops.
1938 Gloster Gladiator.
L8032 was the last production Gladiator I built in 1937 but not actually assembled until 1938. Full story.
Shuttleworth Supermarine Spitfire
Out on the Field.
Sopwith Camel D1851
According to the Shuttleworth website this aircraft has recently been completed & is awaiting the completion of the paperwork and a test flight. Full story.
Miles Falcon G-AEEG
Built in March 1936 the aircraft configured from new as a 3 seater. Full story.
Miles M.14A Hawk Trainer 3 G-AKPF N3788
Hawker Sea Hurricane 1B
This is the last airworthy example of a Hawker Sea Hurricane 1B in the world, flying. Full story.
1945 DH89A Dragon Rapide
Built in 1945 as a Dominie by Brush Coachworks Ltd at Loughborough, ‘GSH was civilianised as a D.H.89a and first registered to Channel Islands Airways Ltd of Jersey in July 1945. Full story.
1946 C19 Avro Anson
This aircraft had the first of its test flights in November 1946 and was subsequently delivered to Smiths Instruments at Staverton who operated it on communications and instrument development work until 1959. Full story.