Air Shows

IWM Duxford’s spectacular air shows attract visitors from all over the world for the thrilling flying displays and unique atmosphere of our historic airfield.

We are delighted to announce our air show season for 2015. Tickets for all three air shows will go on sale later this year.

VE Day Anniversary Air Show, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May

The VE Day Anniversary Air Show pays tribute to the men, women and children who endured six years of conflict on the fighting fronts and the Home Front of the Second World War.

Our flying display honours the Allied forces, and their aircraft, from across the world, which contributed towards Victory in Europe.  Across the museum, we remember the fortitude of the British people on the Home Front and evoke the spirit of celebration and weary relief with which they marked VE Day.

Join us as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day and the people who made victory possible.

Flying Legends Air Show, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July

The Flying Legends Air Show is famous the world over for its unique presentations of historic piston-engined aircraft in rare combinations and remarkable flying displays.  Complementing the ‘wow!’ factor in the air is the authentic 1940s atmosphere that can be experienced across the museum.

The flying display promises an unmissable fusion of power, sound, excitement and nostalgia as iconic piston-engined aircraft from across the globe perform their breathtaking flights over IWM Duxford’s historic airfield. 

The Balbo, a massed-formation finale, featuring many of the aircraft which have taken part in the stunning flying display, is unique to the Flying Legends Air Show and a world-renowned spectacle.

Join us for the world-famous Flying Legends Air Show; a unique air show experience.

The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September (subject to confirmation)

The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show commemorates the 75th anniversary of the aerial battle that proved a strategic turning point in the Second World War. 

We remember RAF Duxford’s role in the Battle of Britain, as the home of the first squadron to fly Spitfires and also for some of the RAF’s best-known fighter pilots, including Douglas Bader.

We honour the men and women who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that those iconic aircraft took to the skies to continue the fight for aerial supremacy.

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Information for Traders



Experience an Air Show

Never been to an air show at IWM Duxford before? This short video will show you what you can expect to see.

Air Show DVD

Buy your official DVD of The D-Day Anniversary Air Show and enjoy spectacular flying displays from the comfort of your own home.

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Air Shows Flickr Group

Browse visitor photos from the 2014 air show season on our Flickr group.

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Air Show Hospitality

Book the best seats in the house at our air shows and experience unrivalled views of the flying display.

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