Shuttleworth Collection’s 2016 season premiere kicks off with first Red Arrows display in 30 years

The Red Arrows performed at The Shuttleworth Collection for its season premiere on Sunday, May 8. Cr

The Red Arrows performed at The Shuttleworth Collection for its season premiere on Sunday, May 8. Credit: Darren Harbur Photography - Credit: Archant

The Shuttleworth Collection’s 2016 season was kicked off in style on Sunday with the RAF Red Arrows on display at the Old Warden Aerodrome for the first time in more than 30 years.

The RAF Red Arrows flew at the Shuttleworth Collection for the first time in more than 30 years. Cre

The RAF Red Arrows flew at the Shuttleworth Collection for the first time in more than 30 years. Credit: Darren Harbar Photography. - Credit: Archant

As well as a host of live music, the season premiere saw vehicle parades and a display of flying from both visiting and Collection aircraft.

The Red Arrows pulled in the crowds in the scorching sunshine, but there were also displays from the visiting BBMF Lancaster, Bristol Blenheim, Global Stars aerobatic team, Calidus, Tiger 9, B17 Sally B and the P51D Mustang.

There was also plenty to get stuck in with thanks to the Airfix and IPMS Brampton ‘make and paint’ station.

Ciara Harper of the Collection said: “The Red Arrows delighted the audience at The Shuttleworth Collection.


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“It was enjoyed by a sell-out crowd of all ages.

“The good weather and a friendly atmosphere made it a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon and season opener.”

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For more information visit www.shuttleworth.org.

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