Shuttleworth’s Season Premiere – Old Warden – 8 May 2016

Shuttleworth’s opening show of 2016 offered the chance to confirm how the new display distances would effect the air displays held at this small venue – one which has become renowned for its photographic qualities. Clearly it wouldn’t be the same, but didn’t deserve much of the post-event criticism leveled at it. Like most things in life, it’s what you make of it – so here’s my glass-half-full offering from the day:

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Hangar 11’s P-40 Rolled-out as ‘Lulu Belle’ – 2 June 2013

On Sunday 2 June at North Weald, Essex Hangar 11’s P-40 Kittyhawk G-KITT was unveiled in its new scheme as ‘Lulu Belle’:

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The scheme is that of a wartime P-40 flown by Lt Philip R. Adair:

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The Kittyhawk should make a number of display appearances around the UK in 2013.