Creating an authentic 1940s wartime atmosphere, re-enactment groups bring history to life at IWM Duxford’s famous Second World War airfield.
Unquestionably some of the finest air shows anywhere in the world – join us at IWM Duxford to enjoy historic and contemporary aircraft taking to the skies.
Admire the display aircraft close-up on the flightline walk during the morning. The flightline walk usually opens at 10am with last entry at noon. An additional small charge applies.
Enjoy fantastic flying and stunning aerial displays when talented pilots and legendary aircraft come from across the globe to display at our air shows.
The Second World War is brought to life by various re-enactment groups, who visitors can meet and chat to throughout the day.
On the ground there are fun events for all ages to enjoy throughout the day. Families can get hands-on with history and take part in various activities across the site.
26 May 2013
Starting the air show season in spectacular style, the Spring Air Show brings together contemporary and historic aircraft for a fabulous day of flying.
13-14 July 2013
Flying Legends Air Show presents the very best of classic and historic aircraft displaying at IWM Duxford in one of the world’s most celebrated air shows.
7-8 September 2013
The Duxford Air Show is the highlight of IWM Duxford’s calendar of flying events. In an outstanding aerial spectacle the air show features the very best historic and modern aircraft.
13 October 2013
Closing the air show season for 2013, the Autumn Air Show offers a fine selection of aerial demonstrations of aircraft past and present.
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.
On air show days the museum is open from 8am until 6pm. The flying display usually starts at 2pm (earlier for the Autumn Air Show), leaving plenty of time in the morning to explore the whole of the museum and enjoy fun activities for all the family.
Stroll along the flight line, soak up the atmosphere provided by specialist trader stands and Second World War living history groups or enjoy a pleasure flight.
There will also be fun family activities for all family to enjoy.
Don’t forget to buy your official air show programme to find out more about the flying aircraft and the history behind the machines that changed our lives forever. *
* Programmes are available to purchase on the air show days; subject to availability.
Never been to an air show at IWM Duxford before? This short video will show you what you can expect to see.