Hawker Hurricane among the highlights at Shuttleworth’s July Evening Airshow

The crowd was treated to the rare sight of two Hawker Hurricanes. Picture: Darren Harbar

The crowd was treated to the rare sight of two Hawker Hurricanes. Picture: Darren Harbar - Credit: Archant

The Shuttleworth Collection continued their fine flying season with the June Evening Airshow on Saturday.

The Shuttleworth Collection's Supermarine Spitfire finished off the show. Picture: Darren Harbar

The Shuttleworth Collection's Supermarine Spitfire finished off the show. Picture: Darren Harbar - Credit: Archant

The display started with a historical pair of racing aircraft as the Pervical Mew Gull – which set a London-to-Cape-Town-and-back time record in 1939 – and the de Havilland DH88 Comet, which won the 1934 England-to-Australia race, flew in formation.

There was also the rare sight of two Hawker Hurricanes displaying together, with the collection’s Sea Hurricane and Flying Legends Mark I variant wowing crowds.

The sound of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine over Old Warden continued as the Battle of Britain memorial flight Supermarine Spitfire MkIX roared through the sky, with the display finished off by the Spitfire MkV.

The Westland Lysnader also flew, nearly 82 years to the day from the prototype’s original flight.

The sole surviving Hawker Tomitt (left) and Avro Tutor flying together over Old Warden. Picture: Dar

The sole surviving Hawker Tomitt (left) and Avro Tutor flying together over Old Warden. Picture: Darren Harbar - Credit: Archant


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There was plenty to see on the ground before the flying started as ‘uncovered’, allowing the public to get up close with some of the collection’s vintage machines.

The next air show at Old Warden is the Military Pageant on July 1. To find out more, see shuttleworth.org/events/militarypageant/.

The crowd was treated to the rare sight of two Hawker Hurricanes. Picture: Darren Harbar

The crowd was treated to the rare sight of two Hawker Hurricanes. Picture: Darren Harbar - Credit: Archant

The crowd was treated to the rare sight of two Hawker Hurricanes. Picture: Darren Harbar

The crowd was treated to the rare sight of two Hawker Hurricanes. Picture: Darren Harbar - Credit: Archant

The de Havilland DH88 Comet racer in action on Saturday. Picture: Neil Jackson

The de Havilland DH88 Comet racer in action on Saturday. Picture: Neil Jackson - Credit: Archant

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