The Duxford Air Show

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September 2014

An entertaining aerial spectacle with a fabulous family atmosphere, The Duxford Air Show features the Red Arrows (Sunday only), the powerful Avro Vulcan (Saturday only), the Gnat Display Team and a flypast by a Tornado GR4 (both on Saturday only), five Supermarine Spitfires and a Search and Rescue demonstration by a Westland Sea King.

We are delighted to announce that the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Avro Lancaster Mk X will fly in tandem with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster at The Duxford Air Show on Sunday 14 September; a truly historic moment.

The Great War Display Team takes to the skies with replica Fokker DR-1 triplanes, Sopwith triplane, Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a aircraft, Junkers CLI aircraft and Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 aircraft.  Also flying is a replica First World War Nieuport 17.

Over 40 aircraft are taking part in The Duxford Air Show.  Take a look at the flying participation list for full details.

There’s plenty to entertain you across the museum. Living history group Ops 39-45 bring Second World War history to life with their RAF dispersal hut and timed Bomber Command briefings.

Colonel Rich Graham returns to regale visitors with tales of flying the SR-71 Blackbird which is now on display in our American Air Museum.

IWM Duxford will be open from 8am to 6pm. The flying display will start at approximately 2pm and finish at approximately 5.30pm, leaving plenty of time in the morning to explore our exhibition spaces. You can also enjoy a great shopping experience at our trade stands, treat yourself to a pleasure flight and take part in other activities across the museum.

Find out more about our air shows.

FAQ for Air Shows

Important Safety Notice


Advance ticket booking is now closed, but you can buy tickets on the day.

On the day ticket prices:

Adult (16 years or over) £27.50
Child (5-15 years) £18.15
Child (4 years or under) free
Disabled Visitor (proof of disability allowance required) £18.15
Carer (one per disabled visitor) free
Friends of Duxford Adult £22
Friends of Duxford Senior £17.60

Feel the Speed

Experience the thrill and excitement of The Duxford Air Show.

Family Activities

Join us this October half term to find out about aerial warfare during the First World War. On selected days, you can also meet veterans from a wide range of military conflicts.

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First World War

From soldiers’ favourite slang words to stunning aerial artwork, learn some surprising facts about the First World War.

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