Information for Pilots
Imperial War Museums owns and operates Duxford Airfield, a celebrated historic airfield that first opened in 1918 and remains operational today. Situated alongside IWM Duxford’s famous hangars and exhibitions, this unique airfield is one of the most outstanding and exciting destinations for GA aircraft in the world.
Duxford airfield is Prior Permission Required (PPR). Please download our essential information for visiting pilots.
Daily landing fees
- Single engine: £14.95 (up to maximum weight 2730 Kg), £34.95 (above 2730 Kg)
- Twin engine: £25.95 (up to maximum weight 2730 Kg), £45.95 (above 2730 Kg)
- Overnight parking: £8 (single engine), £12 (twin engine)
- Special opening (extensions) on application - for details please call the Airfield Tower on 01223 833 376 or email AirTraffic@iwm.org.uk
Terms and Conditions
The use of Duxford Airfield by visiting aircraft is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use for Visiting Aircraft that are available for download as a PDF document. The publication of these Terms and Conditions of Use constitutes an offer by the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum to permit use of Duxford Airfield by visiting aircraft. Use of Duxford Airfield constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
Aviation event days
Each year, our Airfield team runs a series of aviation event days for pilots and aviation groups. Event programme for 2016.
Flying into air shows
Visiting GA aircraft are welcome to fly into our air shows. Duxford Airfield is Prior Permission Required (PPR) and pilots must read Aeronautical Information Circular Y025/2016 before booking. Please note that you will be asked for your intended arrival/departure gate.
Please note that all slot times are local BST.
Pilots are responsible for filing their GAR forms.
Advanced air show landing fees: up to 2730kgs MTOW £30.00; above 2730kgs MTOW £50.00.
On the day air show landing fees: up to 2730kgs MTOW £50.00; above 2730kgs MTOW £80.00.
Please note that the landing fees do not include entry to air shows and that tickets will have to be purchased separately here.
For any more information on air show ticketing, please contact the Box Office on +44 (0)1223 499353.
Groups flying into Duxford airfield enjoy discounts on landing fees and on entry to the museum. Group visits must be arranged in advance: please call the Airfield Tower on 01223 833 376 or email AirTraffic@iwm.org.uk.
Group landing fee (five aircraft or more): £12.70 (single engine per aircraft up to 2730 Kg), £22 (twin engine per aircraft up to 2730 Kg)
Discounted group tickets to IWM Duxford are available
Organisations operating training flights are welcome at Duxford Airfield, whether as a cross-country land-away or circuits. Instructors can give students experience of working an AFIS "Flight Information Service", grass and hard runway operations and perhaps the thrill of landing on the grass after a Spitfire or other warbird. Landing fee discounts are available to training organisations. Training organisations should contact the Airfield Operations Office on 01223 497 987 or email email@example.com
Training landing fees
- Single engine landing: £7 (up to 2730 Kg), £17.50 (above 2730 Kg)
- Twin engine landing: £12.50 (up to 2730 Kg), £23 (above 2730 Kg)
- Circuit single engine: £20 per hour (up to 2730 Kg), £40 per hour (above 2730 Kg)
- Circuit twin engine: £30 per hour (up to 2730 Kg), £50 per hour (above 2730 Kg)
Friends of Duxford
Love flying-in to Duxford Airfield? Become a Friend of Duxford.
Friends of Duxford enjoy a 25% discounted landing fee, discounts in the shop, restaurants and free daily entry to the museum.
Landing fee: £11.20 (single engine up to 2730 Kg), £19.50 (twin engine up to 2730 Kg)
Keep your aircraft at Duxford
Parking on the outside tie-downs is available at Duxford at both short-term and long-term rates. Aircraft owners can take advantage of the airfield’s excellent runways, ‘Flight Information’ air traffic service and enjoy the unique atmosphere which comes from sharing the airfield with Spitfires, Hurricane, Mustangs and many other war birds. Keep Your Aircraft at Duxford information and contact details.