Vintage biplanes from Sywell Aerodrome are set to travel to an air show in Woburn celebrating 100 years of the aircraft designed by Sir Geoffrey de Havilland.
A specially created grass airstrip in the Deer Park at Woburn will be visited by hundreds of members of the de Havilland Moth Club on August 17 and 18.
Aircraft are coming from across Europe and, in addition to Tiger Moths, the Biggles Biplane BE-2c replica, one of Geoffrey de Havilland’s oldest designs, will also fly from Sywell to display at the event.
Another noteworthy design, the DH Fox Moth ‘air taxi’, is owned by Finedon farmer Stuart Beattly, who will be appearing at the event.
The event will include a special ‘get up close hour’ each day, when all enthusiasts can take pictures and meet pilots. The gathering will also offer a display of vinatage and classic cars.
Tickets cost £10 per person on Saturday and £15 on Sunday.
For more details go to www.mothsatwoburn.co.uk
The Sywell connection with the Tiger Moth stretches back 80 years, to the time of a visit by Amy Johnson in de Havilland’s demonstrator in 1934.
The Brooklands company, based at Sywell, opened a flying school in 1933 with a fleet of 12 new Tiger Moths. By 1939, 50 Tiger Moths were in use.