Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend 4-5th September

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Have seen that Shuttleworth have posted a line-up for the Sunday display - which includes Peter Teichman's Russian Spitfire! Hopefully some more additions to come and then all we need is decent weather.

https://www.shuttleworth.org/vintage-ai ... t-line-up/

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Normal service resumed no more boxes!
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Good news! Hopefully the weather will play ball for a great day.

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Swordfish added, I've not seen that in the air for such a long time.

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Aquarious wrote:
Wed 18 Aug 2021, 10:47 am
Swordfish added, I've not seen that in the air for such a long time.
I see the Lancaster added as I don't think that was in the line up before, but I don't see the Swordfish yet, lets hope it is coming.
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Well, the Swordfish was there this morning, but now its gone!
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires

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That's a bummer, the Swordfish was the deal clincher for me as I was deciding between Cosby and the Shuttleworth. Don't get me wrong, it's still a good line up, especially if the Lancaster turns up.

That must have been one of the fastest line up U turns ever.

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Does anyone know if practice displays/arrivals will happen on the Saturday??
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The Saturday is a linked vintage event, with no flying scheduled. Arrivals and practices at Old Warden generally happen on the morning of the event.

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I know SW just updated their website but the new pages are a hot mess right now! The airshow info is hidden away…

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by BrawlerO » Thu 19 Aug 2021, 7:50 am
I know SW just updated their website but the new pages are a hot mess right now! The airshow info is hidden away…
Yes I agree, it's very clunky, difficult to find stuff and I would expect to be able to find all airshow related events and information together.

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The website is another vanity project from the New Management. Have you noticed how the biggest selling point to visit the Shuttleworth is the "60 acres of parkland" The world class collection of aircraft and vehicles is simply being lost. Lots has changed at Old Warden, agreed somethings needed changing, but I fear we have not seen the last of these changes.

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BrawlerO wrote:
Thu 19 Aug 2021, 7:50 am
I know SW just updated their website but the new pages are a hot mess right now! The airshow info is hidden away…

Agreed! I did eventually find the vintage weekend event and thought it wise to copy a link so to save anyone else the anguish of a Cooks tour of the website looking for it here is the link: https://www.shuttleworth.org/product/vintageweekend/
If I need to find it again I shall look here as it will be far easier than searching the website again ​- what have they done?

The biggest problem is that on the home page there is a link to 'EVENTS' sod it, might as well be helpful, here's a link : https://www.shuttleworth.org/events/ but when you click on it the selection area is so far down the page it isn't visible unless you scroll down. I just looks like a pretty picture of people looking at a Gladiator.
I missed the selection panel a couple of times but when you see it click on 'Select Activity' and Airshows will appear in the dropdown, once you do that is is fairly easy to follow but getting that far is a pain, the dropdowns would be far better at the top of the page so they are immediately visible (and obvious) - it's the most important part because that's where people go to buy their tickets. hopefully very few will give up because they need the funds from ticket sales.

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If it ain't broke...don't fix it!

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Blackbird wrote:
Thu 19 Aug 2021, 7:33 pm
If it ain't broke...don't fix it!
Why they decided to change their website mid-season was a very risky approach. Surely it would have been more sensible to do after the final show in October, then they would have all winter to refine it.

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That would require the application of logic.....

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The Collection decided to spend the £625,000 Government COVID recovery fund money the new website.

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If I may inject a bit of positivity into this relentlessly downbeat thread, the Russian Spitfire and Po-2 will be flying together at the show, which is a terrific touch. Strong line-up, hoping the now legendary Dirt(y) Box is back again for personal burger-based reasons.

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The Collection decided to spend the £625,000 Government COVID recovery fund money the new website.
Nope.

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Shuttleworth is my favourite place on the planet. The airshows are magical. I would go to every one if I could.

No organisation is perfect. Last Sunday they hosted a car show - petrolhedonism. I was still on the campsite after the show the evening before.

A thousand youngsters in outrageous cars with loud exhausts etc.

You can imagine the reaction of the Old Warden residents when their village was turned into a race track.

I suspect Shuttleworth will get inundated with complaints.

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Just noticed - RAF Red Arrows flypast added to the list
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Nice one. What does that mean though? I assume that it's a single flypast in formation.

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Yes, they did one earlier in the season too. Direction depends on wherever they're travelling to and from - last time it was from behind the crowd. Presumably this time they'll be returning to Scampton from Bournmouth. Let's hope they can manage a full 9-ship!

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Mike wrote:
Thu 26 Aug 2021, 10:12 am
Yes, they did one earlier in the season too. Direction depends on wherever they're travelling to and from - last time it was from behind the crowd. Presumably this time they'll be returning to Scampton from Bournmouth. Let's hope they can manage a full 9-ship!
one of their aircraft had a bird strike whilst displaying at Marham families day yesterday and had to abort so they finished with an 8 ship. I'm off to clacton later for the display there so will find out if it's been fixed overnight and report back
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andygolfer wrote:
Thu 26 Aug 2021, 10:35 am
Mike wrote:
Thu 26 Aug 2021, 10:12 am
Yes, they did one earlier in the season too. Direction depends on wherever they're travelling to and from - last time it was from behind the crowd. Presumably this time they'll be returning to Scampton from Bournmouth. Let's hope they can manage a full 9-ship!
one of their aircraft had a bird strike whilst displaying at Marham families day yesterday and had to abort so they finished with an 8 ship. I'm off to clacton later for the display there so will find out if it's been fixed overnight and report back
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andygolfer wrote:
Thu 19 Aug 2021, 5:05 pm
BrawlerO wrote:
Thu 19 Aug 2021, 7:50 am
I know SW just updated their website but the new pages are a hot mess right now! The airshow info is hidden away…

Agreed! I did eventually find the vintage weekend event and thought it wise to copy a link so to save anyone else the anguish of a Cooks tour of the website looking for it here is the link: https://www.shuttleworth.org/product/vintageweekend/
If I need to find it again I shall look here as it will be far easier than searching the website again ​-

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Hi Andy completely agree with the website, seems to have not been set up with phones in mind... Just a quick question you said to avoid the "anguish of a Cooks tour of the website"
Where do you know the phrase Cooks tour from?

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