Those who like to see at least one, perhaps more, flying displays during the year should note that the well-established Shuttleworth Trust at Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, Beds., has announced its 1981 main fixtures to be: April 20th, Bank Holiday Display; May 31st, Military Aircraft in the Air; June 28th, the Sporting Flying Scene; July 26th, Military Air Pageant; August 30th, Bank Holiday Display; September 27th, the Shuttleworth Pageant of historic aeroplanes; October 25th, End-of-Season Display. In addition, it is intended to fly some of the oldest machines in the Collection at informal evening meetings on June 6th and July 4th, and there are other events, including Kite Days and model aeroplane flying, with the Air Britain International Fly-In on July 12th. On display days the landing fee (aerodrome closed after 13.00 hours) is £6, single-seaters £3, which includes parking the aeroplane.
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Five DH88 Comets were built for the 1934 England-Australia Race and for record-attacks. The race-winner, G-ACSS, is now on display in the Shuttleworth Trust. It was flown by Scott and Campbell-Black and averaged 158.99 m.p.h. from England to Melbourne. In 1938 it set a new record for the flight to Australia and New Zealand.
News in brief, August 2005
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