Crowds wowed at final Shuttleworth Evening Air Show of the season

PUBLISHED: 14:03 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:28 17 July 2018

A formation of a DH60, DH60X and a Southern Marlet. Picture: Wayne Allen

A formation of a DH60, DH60X and a Southern Marlet. Picture: Wayne Allen

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The Shuttleworth Collection near Biggleswade put on another fantastic display in their final evening air show of the season.

The Bristol Boxkite preparing for flight. Picture: Wayne AllenThe Bristol Boxkite preparing for flight. Picture: Wayne Allen

The perfect weather conditions allowed the Edwardian aircraft – the Bristol Boxkite and Avro Triplane – to soar over Old Warden, rounding off the show in brilliant fashion.

Among the highlights were the formation flying of the crowd-favourite Hawker Hurricane and Gloster Gladiator planes. An aerobatic display from the de Havilland Chipmunk also wowed the amassed spectators.

The collection’s ‘uncovered’ event before the air display was very popular – with aviation fans turning out to see aircraft up close, and chat to their pilots.

Plenty stayed behind after the flying too, taking advantage of the sunshine to watch the aircraft return to the hangars.

The 1938 Eon Primary Glider in the air. Picture: Wayne AllenThe 1938 Eon Primary Glider in the air. Picture: Wayne Allen

The Swiss Garden was also open for a free afternoon tour.

To find out more about the next airshow at Old Warden, the Shuttleworth Family Air Show visit shuttleworth.org/events/familyairshow.

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