News & Events

Introducing the world’s newest Hurricane pilot!

Even when you fly planes for a living, taking to the controls of a Hurricane is no easy task. So huge congratulations to BA pilot and our Chief Engineer Matt Pettit, who completed his lengthy training at the weekend to become a fully qualified Hurricane pilot.

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Well done Matt – we salute you!


Published on 17th August 2016 in News

R4118 Photography Day: the pictures say it all


If the pictures are anything to go by, it seems this year’s R4118 Photographer Day was a resounding success.

The event was hosted by our good friend and professional aviation photographer Darren Harbar, who shared practical advice and helpful tips with 15 budding photographers.


Huge thanks to Shuttleworth for making WWII era vehicles available for our Battle of Britain pilot to pose with.



Plans for next year’s Photography Day are already afoot. Watch this space!

Published on 7th August 2016 in Friends, News, Uncategorised

R4118 cover star of Aeroplane Monthly

R4118 on the cover of Aeroplane Monthly, July 2016 Hawker Hurricane Mk1 R4118 takes centre stage in July’s edition of Aeroplane Monthly magazine, with the front cover and double-page article inside.

A series of new photographs by Darren Harbar accompany the article, written by R4118’s new owner James Brown.

In the article James writes about his passion for flying and his long-held ambition to purchase – and eventually fly – the Hurricane.

Aeroplane Monthly is on sale now for £4.40 in most good newsagents, or available to purchase online here.

Find our more about Aeroplane Monthly July edition here.

Published on 9th June 2016 in In The Press, News

R4118 season ready after successful air test


Watched by a small crowd of friends and family at her home in Old Warden, R4118 emerged into the spring sunshine for its pre-season air test on Sunday 17th April.

R4118 team photo

Pilot Stu Goldspink put on a spectacular air display, swooping low over onlookers and performing some impressive loops during the 30 minute test flight.




During the day, visitors flocked to the Hurricane Heritage pop-up shop, where a range of R4118-themed merchandise was launched for the first time. Merchandise will shortly be available in our online Shop.


Published on 26th April 2016 in Friends, News

Our Harvard stars alongside Liv Tyler in Belstaff film

Liv Tyler may be a Hollywood superstar, but we think our AT16 Harvard more than held her own in a recent promotional film for luxury brand Belstaff. Watch the film here.

Liv Tyler in AT16 Harvard owned by Hurricane Heritage

Liv Tyler in AT16 Harvard owned by Hurricane Heritage

Scenes with our Harvard were filmed early one morning in late December at Shuttleworth, so we’ve been holding on to these exclusive behind the scenes shots until now.

The film, Falling Up, was produced to celebrate Liv’s collaboration with the brand. In the film, she retraces the footsteps of female aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart – incidentally also one of the first ladies that Belstaff ever dressed in the 1920s.

For more details and behind the scenes footage of the making of the film, visit Belstaff’s website.



Behind the scenes with Liv Tyler and the film crew next to AT16 Harvard



Published on 24th February 2016 in In The Press, News


R4118 is now on public display at Old Warden, Bedfordshire as part of the historical Shuttleworth Collection of vintage aircraft, cars and motorcycles.

For more information, opening times and ticket booking please visit the Shuttleworth website.

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