Flying at Duxford

The American Air Museum (one of our eight exhibition buildings) is closed until spring 2016 for an exciting redevelopment. Until September, you can get up close to most of the iconic US aircraft from the exhibition in new locations across the museum.

IWM Duxford owns and operates its historic airfield which first opened in 1918 and remains in regular use today.

The airfield was built in the latter stages of the First World War to train new pilots. It played an important role in the Battle of Britain.

Today the airfield is used by military and general aviation aircraft as well as by private companies based at the museum which operate historic warbirds and other vintage aircraft.

Information for Pilots

During the museum’s opening hours, a small team of Flight Information Service Officers provide flight information to pilots based at IWM Duxford, and to pilots flying in and out of the airfield.

For essential information and instructions to follow in order to fly into the airfield, visit the Information for Pilots page.

Sightseeing and Pleasure Flying

If you are looking to take to the skies yourself, we offer a range of thrilling flying experiences through our partner on-site, Classic Wings. Find out more.

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