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The best man-shed going?
Thu 10 Sep
Old Warden Collection, recreation of an old time garage, just like my father in law’s!
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Thu 10 Sep

Flew into Old Warden on Friday 4 September 2020 from Blackpool, prompted partly by having always wanting to visit, but also by having just read Mike Brookes’ recent book, ‘Flying Past’, covering lots of his flying experience but in particular, including his time flying some of the Shuttleworth Collection aircraft. (I have all five of his aviation memoire books – well worth a read, they are an excellent insight into post-war RAF and test flying.) What I cannot understand is why this airfield isn’t mentioned more often on here!

 

So here’s the thing: I love old country houses and their gardens, old-fashioned museums and grass airfields and Old Warden has the lot. With Covid-19 restrictions, I had to book a slot in advance, (easily done on-line); and wear a face-mask indoors. The restaurant, house and visitor’s centre were closed due to the restrictions, but the gardens and museum were open together with a snack bar inside a huge marque, serving lovely sandwiches and some of the nicest coffee I have ever had at an airfield - plus I could sit in the glorious gardens whilst eating the sandwich.

 

Fuel was a snip at only £1.60/litre at the self-service pumps, again really easy to use, even for me. The landing and entrance fee was only £10, which covered the aircraft, and entrance to the gardens and museum for all occupants. On the basis that entry by car or foot is £15 per person, this must be the only place I have visited that gives a discount for arriving by air. What is more, the whole site is dog-friendly, (although our greyhounds had a better offer that day and I travelled on my own.)

 

I took an hour long walk around the gardens before spending three hours looking at the aircraft, cars, motorbikes and pushbikes at the museum – I could have easily spent twice as long. I sat with my final cup of coffee looking at the radio-controlled gliders doing aerobatics whilst sat in the sun with the smell of newly mown grass in the air. Does life get any better?

 

I was smitten by this airfield: the easy going atmosphere; the amazing museum, (including the oldest flying aircraft - and aero engine - in the world, the 1909 Bleriot XI); the glorious gardens; and the friendliness of every member of staff. This is now my top airfield destination, and I just cannot wait to get back, perhaps to one of the evening flying events when life gets back to normal.

 

If you haven’t already been, I think you will be charmed. (If you have any soul at all!)

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10 Jan 17

Runway in good condition. No landing fee. I didn't have time to ask/check out if collection is free for pilots but I think it is. Spot the big house to help find the field.

Good restaurant, great place to meet.

Great phone briefing but fast.

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Shuttleworth's Spitfire restoration
18 Sep 15

The restoration of the Spitfire MkVc is progressing well. The wing has now been painted. The paint will go on the fueselage next week w/b 21 Sept 2015.

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Venerable Duo!!
10 Oct 12
The Boxkite and Avro Triplane flypast Oct 7th Airshow
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Beech 'n' Extra
24 Feb 12
A Beechcraft and an Extra 300 sitting at Old Warden.
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An Interestingly Coloured Auster...
24 Feb 12
The Orange Auster That's Been Around The World! A lovely sight at Old Warden.
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Europa Tri-Gear (G-CEYK)
24 Feb 12
This great condition Europa was parked up at Old Warden Airfield.
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G-UPHI, Skyranger Swift 912S
28 Oct 11
Photographed at Old Warden 15.10.11.
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G-TSKY, Beagle B121 Pup 2
28 Oct 11
Photographed at Old Warden 15.10.11.
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G-SARV, Vans RV-4
28 Oct 11
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G-OTOP, Pegasus Quik R
28 Oct 11
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G-MOTI, Robin DR400/500 President
28 Oct 11
Photographed at Old Warden 15.10.11.
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G-MIME, Europa
28 Oct 11
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G-JEEP, Aerotechnik EV-97A Eurostar
28 Oct 11
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G-JAME, Zenair CH601UL Zodiac
28 Oct 11
Photographed at Old Warden 15.10.11.
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G-EITE, Luscombe 8F Silvaire
28 Oct 11
Photographed at Old Warden 15.10.11.
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G-DUDZ, Robin DR400/180 Regent
28 Oct 11
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G-CTDH, Flight Design CT2K
28 Oct 11
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G-CFLN, Skyranger Swift 912S
28 Oct 11
Photographed at Old Warden 15.10.11.
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G-CDFP, Skyranger 912
28 Oct 11
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G-CCUL, Europa XS
28 Oct 11
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G-BYYC, Hapi Cygnet SF2A
28 Oct 11
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G-BWMB, Jodel D119
28 Oct 11
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G-BOPH, Cessna TR182 Skylane RG
28 Oct 11
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G-BIZE, SOCATA TB9 Tampico
28 Oct 11
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G-BHSB, Cessna 172N Skyhawk
28 Oct 11
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479744:49-M, Piper L-4H Grasshopper (G-BGPD)
28 Oct 11
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G-ATBU, Beagle A61 Terrier 2
28 Oct 11
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G-APIE, Tipsy Belfair
28 Oct 11
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G-AMTM, Auster 5J1 Autocrat
28 Oct 11
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G-AJKB, Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe
28 Oct 11
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G-AELO, DeHavilland DH87B Hornet Moth
28 Oct 11
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D-EFTI, Bolkow F207
28 Oct 11
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OLD WARDEN 5/6/11 POLIKARPOV P02
6 Jun 11

A RARE AIRCRAFT THE POLIKARPOV P02

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AN2
2 May 11

What a Display by this Aircraft at Old Warden on a very windy day a shame, if you go to my Youtube Channel type in radlett2 look for Old Warden May 2011 there are 251 videos to do with aircraft and when i was into pirate radio Radio Caroline ect enjoy please leave a comment.

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G-STCH Fieseler Fi 156 Storch
10 Apr 11

Based at Old Warden and owned by Peter Holloway this aircraft uses more fuel per mile than a Spitfire.

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OLD WARDEN 2009
2 Apr 11
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DH Rapide
8 Mar 09
Taken today at Shuttleworth collection Old Warden - a new acquisition and such a beautiful aeroplane!
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Above Old Warden
2 Mar 09
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Supermarine Seafire
22 Nov 07

First time at Old Warden - a great day

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Overhead Old Warden
23 Apr 05
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