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The airfield is to remove all charging from the 1st of January 2015 - is this a sign of an ailing private pilot community and an airfield struggling for visitors?

Chief Engineer, Jean-Michel Munn said: "We are hoping that this change will benefit our regular visiting aviators who come to enjoy the facilities, as well as encouraging those who have never been to discover everything we have to offer here at Shuttleworth."

We believe this to be a great opportunity to visit somewhere where our statutory cup of tea and bacon roll is just that little bit cheaper and to an airfield with such a lot to see and do.

Old Warden Aerodrome, near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire, is a grass airfield with an air traffic control tower that is manned only on event days.

Air shows take place from May to October, and visiting pilots must PPR at all times Old Warden. Information can be found at

Shuttleworth is a unique collection of vintage aircraft dating from 1909 to the early 1950's. The site also features a period Swiss Garden, on-site restaurant (free wifi), play area for children and gift shop/visitor centre.


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