Although there is a considerable reduction of air displays and events this year, it is important to maintain the skills necessary for display flying.  Events are still taking place at Duxford, Sywell and already in progress at the Shuttleworth Collection, winner of last year’s Historic Aircraft Association Conrod Trophy.

Some photos of formation display training taking place at Old Warden last week are attached. It is an excellent venue not only for training but to watch historic aircraft in a stunning setting, with the Shuttleworth Collection’s unique aircraft and vintage vehicles – and with a great café! (

Howard Cook