See how some of the privately owned historic aircraft at IWM Duxford are maintained and prepared for flight
Soak up the atmosphere both indoors and outside; you may see some of the vintage aircraft take to the skies
Explore the two former RAF Type 2 hangars where some of the privately-owned historic aircraft are restored, maintained and prepared for flight.
At IWM Duxford we run an active airfield. Since 1977 our runway has been open to private fliers and over the years it has been used by a variety of historic and modern aircraft.
One of the largest and most famous aircraft to operate from IWM Duxford is the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sally B, star of the film Memphis Belle. Sally B and other privately-owned ‘warbirds’ based at IWM Duxford are in frequent demand for air displays and filming, both in the UK and abroad.
During opening hours a small team of professional air traffic controllers, working from a Second World War control tower, provide flight information services to pilots based at IWM Duxford and to others flying in and out of the airfield.
Would you like to take to the skies yourself? For more information on pleasure flying at IWM Duxford visit the Classic Wings website.
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From our Collections
Vegetables to Grow, July-August
The British Army in North Africa 1942
The British Army in the Normandy Campaign 1944
In the Jungle - Self Portrait, Konyu, Thailand Jungle, July 1943
Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection
The Battle of Passchendaele, July-November 1917
embroidery, decorative, civilian, British
Russian Forces in Berlin, 1945
Geiser Theodore (Mons) Collection
American Independence Day, London, 4th July 1918 : Central Hall, Westminster. Mr Winston Churchill speaking: 'Germany must be beaten, must know she is beaten, must feel she is beaten.'