The de Havilland Moth Club Fly-In
Shuttleworth Trust, Old Warden
July 31, 2016
The de Havilland Moth Club has more or less continuously held an annual Moth fly-in at Woburn Abbey for the last 30 years. Sadly Stuart McKay and his team decided that it was no longer possible commit to an event where the ever increasing 'red tape' has made it too onerous to continue.

However rather than abandon the very popular Moth gathering it was decided to have a deHavilland fly-in to Old Warden the home of the Shuttleworth Collection. No entrance fees could be collected and no part of the event could be deemed to be an airshow such are the modern day restrictions imposed by the CAA.

Numbers were down and the gathering only lasted a day, unlike Woburn which was held over a long weekend where many more Moths of all types always attended. Old Warden is a great venue for old and historic aircraft to fly and the public are able to get very close to the action. In the morning the Moths arrived and the afternoon was for a practise display for the club's own 'Diamond Nine' Moth display team. During lunch time and very much in keeping with Woburn traditions, the public were allowed to walk amongst the parked moths and view the wonderful restorations at close quarters. The event was good but not nearly as wonderful as those held in the grounds of Woburn Abbey.
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The 'Diamond Nine' line-up of Tiger Moths which took to the air in the early afternoon.
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From mid-morning there was a continuous flow of deHavilland Moths in to Old Warden
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Left to right: DH.60 Moths (G-AAHY and G-ABDX) and DH-60G Moth Major (G-ABZB).
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Left to right: DH.60 Moths (G-AAJT and G-AANL).
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DH.60 Moth (G-AAJT)
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Left to right: The DH.87B Hornet Moths (G-AHBM, G-ADKK and G-ADMT).
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Left to right: The DH.87B Hornet Moths (G-AIYS and G-AHBL) and DH.83 Fox Moth (ZK-AGM) which was restored to flying condition only last year.
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Left to right: DH.82A Tiger Moths (G-BEWN, G-AOJK and G-AHOO).
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DH.82A Tiger Moth (G-ANFM)
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Left to right: DH.82A Tiger Moth (G-ALIW, G-ACDA, G-AODT and G-AOBX).
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Left to right: DH.82A Tiger Moths (G-ADIA, G-AIDS and G-EMSY).
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DH.82A Tiger Moth (G-ADIA)
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Left to right: DH.82A Tiger Moths (G-AZZZ and G-ANFM).
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Left to right: DH.82A Tiger Moths (G-AHAN and G-AIXJ).
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The only flyable DH.82 Queen Bee (LF858 registered G-BLUZ).
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Left to right: DH.82 Queen Bee (LF858 registered G-BLUZ) and DH.82A Tiger Moths (XL714 registered G-AOGR and N-6466 registered G-ANKZ).
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Left to right: DH.82A Tiger Moths(T-5879, DE673 registered G-ADNZ and NM181 registered G-AZGZ).
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Left to right: DH.82A Tiger Moths (DE992 registered G-AXXV and N-6466 registered G-ANKZ).
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DH.89 Dragon Rapide (G-AGSH).
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Left to right: de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapides (G-AGSH and G-AGJG).
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Left to right: DHC-1 Chipmunk 22/T.10s (G-AKDN, G-BBMZ, WG308 '8' and WD390 '68' registered G-BWNK).
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Miles Falcon (G-AEEG).
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Left to right: Miles M.3A Falcon Major (G-AEEG) and Blackburn B2 (G-AEBJ) it is owned by BAE Systems and is the last airworthy example and dates back to 1932.
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Civilian CAC.1 (G-ABNT).
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Left to right: Civilian CAC.1 (G-ABNT) and SE.5A replica (F5459 'Y'.)
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Left to right: Slingsby T61F Venture T.2 (ZA634 'C registered G-BUHA').
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DH.82A Tiger Moth (G-AMHF).