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Aviation Photography Night Shoot


Event Start Date: 08/10/2021
Event End Date: 09/10/2021

Aviation Photography Night Shoot

Friday 8 & Saturday 9 October 2021

Night shoot is back for 2021 and we have two days this year with different aircraft running each day!

The popular event will include three aircraft running engines under the floodlights on our historic grass airfield. In addition, selected hangars will be illuminated with some creative lighting and we have vehicles and re-enactors adding some unique atmosphere and photographic opportunities throughout the evening.

This event is open to anyone with a camera, but it is recommended that attendees have a basic understanding of night photography in order to make the most of the event. The use of flash will not be permitted during the engine run part of the evening and it is recommended that you use a tripod if you have one. The official collection photographers will be on hand to offer advice if needed and there will be a welcome talk from the Shuttleworth team.

Attendees can enter the collection during the day to see our wonderful collection of aircraft in the hangars before the illuminations start from 5pm. There’s a complimentary snack and drink served before you get a chance to enjoy the sun setting and a chance to capture some images on the airfield with vehicles and re-enactors posed alongside some of our classic aircraft. When the sun has set, we’ll then be running up the engines on three aircraft each day, with a great chance to see these aircraft in an unusual way. 

Proposed aircraft to run engines:

Friday 8th*
Gloster Gladiator
Avro Tutor
DH-88 Comet
Reserve -  Tiger Moth

Saturday 9th*
Supermarine Spitfire
Bristol F2b
DH Chipmunk
Reserve – Tiger Moth

*Actual aircraft and theme may be dictated by weather.

Event Timings
12.00: Access to Shuttleworth Visitor Attraction
17.00: The event starts
17.15: Food and soup available until 18.00
17.00-18.00: Free time to picture statics and hangars
18.30: Hangar close and photographers into marked spaces
19.00: 1st engine run
19.30: 2nd engine run
20.00: 3rd engine run
20.30: Pushback of aircraft
21.00: Event ends


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Item Price Quantity
Night Shoot £75.00