Spanhoe day- and nightshoot

at Spanhoe airfield, Northamptonshire



Having languished in storage for nearly forty years, the near-mythical Reid and Sigrist R.S.4 Bobsleigh has returned to airworthy condition. More commonly known as the “Desford Trainer”, we are pleased to announce that it will be making its first post-restoration public appearance at Spanhoe Airfield on 10 February.

Working alongside Windmill Aviation, we will be throwing open the doors to Spanhoe for a day/night photocall, allowing unprecedented access to the airfield’s resident aircraft. We’re also expecting a number of visiting aircraft, subject to weather, of course.

The aircraft below will be positioned with photography in mind for a four hour photocall, before the sun sinks below the horizon and we bring out the floodlights for a night photography session.

Aircraft listed will be available during the day photoshoot and a list for the evening event will be provided in due course. Additional aircraft are still to be announced, all participation is subject to weather and serviceability.

Money raised from this event will be donated to the The Air Ambulance Service, who cover the counties of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

Please note that there is a large amount of rough, grassy ground at Spanhoe airfield. We will endeavour to ensure that walkways are marked and as smooth as possible, but we cannot be held responsible for any injuries or damage caused whilst on rough ground.


1245L: Entry to airfield car parking not before this time, you will be turned away!
1300L: Entry to day photoshoot
1700L: Non-nightshoot ticket holders to leave the airfield before this time
2000L: Nightshoot ends

Ticket information

Tickets are available through our online ticket store, below, or at Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions prior to purchasing your tickets!

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Participation by the following aircraft has been confirmed by the operator subject to weather, serviceability and operational commitments.

Registration Type Base
G-AGOS [VZ728]
Reid and Sigrist R.S.4 Bobsleigh
G-ANHS [MT197]
Taylorcraft Auster AOP.IV
Beagle A.109 Airedale
Boeing PT-17 Stearman
G-AWSW [XW635]
Beagle-Auster D.5 194 Husky
G-BAGT [66-374/EO]
Helio H-295 Courier
G-BCBH [HB737]
Fairchild UC-61K Argus III
G-BEPV [174/K]
Fokker S-11 Instructor
Siai Marchetti SF.260AM
G-MSAL [143]
Morane-Saulnier MS733 Alcyon
G-RGUS [KK527]
Fairchild UC-61K Argus III