Shuttleworth Evening Airshows

Shuttleworth Evening Airshows

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The Evening Airshows replaced the 'At Home' series of airshows in 2017, were retained in 2018 and have continued since.

Expect an intimate show with some flying of locally-based and visiting aircraft. Pandemics permitting, there is usually also a chance to speak to the pilots and to see much of the collection on the ground.

The Evening of Espionage Drive-in Airshow paid homage to everyone who served in the intelligence and observation branches, from the Special Operations Executives in the Second World War through to observers in Korea and Vietnam. The evening focussed on the role these personnel played and the importance of their work.

The Evening Drive-in Airshow in July has more of a mixture, rather than a specific focus, and includes the static display of the British Antarctic Survey’s de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter and a flypast by the South Korean Black Eagles.

May 14   Evening of Espionage Drive-in Airshow
June 18   Military Evening Drive-in Airshow
July 16   Evening Drive-in Airshow
August 20 Flying Proms
Go to a list of all Shuttleworth daytime and evening airshows

Getting to Shuttleworth Airshows

By car

Shuttleworth's Old Warden Aerodrome is about two miles to the west of the A1 near Biggleswade. It is about 20 miles from Junction 13 of the M1 and from the south it is about 30 miles from Junction 23 of the M25. It is signposted from the A1 at Biggleswade.

The Post Code (for sat nav) is SG18 9EP but, as with all shows, ignore the sat nav in favour of local show signs as soon as you see them.

Driving directions

There are links to other route planners in the Travel Advice section.

By Train

There is a train station at nearby Biggleswade, which is about 40 minutes from London Kings Cross and about 30 minutes from Peterborough. There is no bus service from the station to the aerodrome but there is a taxi rank close to the station.

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Accommodation near Shuttleworth Airshows

It is best to book as far as possible in advance. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online.

The location is already built in to the link but please check, and change as necessary, the dates, number of rooms and number of guests.

Some More Options

There are three Premier Inn hotels in Bedford, another two in St Neots and more in in Hitchen and Letchworth, all roughly 10 miles away.

Travelodge have three hotels around Bedford, between six and eight miles from Old Warden and two more within ten miles.

Weather for the Old Warden area

UK Met Office Forecast

A full 7 day Old Warden weather forecast from the UK Met Office

BBC Forecast

A 14-day forecast from the BBC

What the forecasts tell you

The Met Office 7-day forecast includes actual and "feels like" temperatures, the likelihood of rain, wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts and visibility: the latter can have an impact on the viability of displays.

The BBC's 14-day forecast has overall conditions including and hourly estimate of temperature, wind direction, wind speed and UV range.

Click the blue-text link to go to the forecast. The location is already built into the links.

2022 Show Basics


See the table on the '2022 Overview' tab

Airshow links

Show's web site


Driving directions

For links to other travel and route planning web sites, click the 'Getting There' tab


Photos taken at earlier airshows at Old Warden


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