Information for Pilots

The American Air Museum (one of our eight exhibition buildings) is closed until spring 2016 for an exciting redevelopment.

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

Singles £13.95

Twins £24.95

Overnight parking £6

Aviation event days

Each year, the Airfield team runs a series of aviation event days. Fly in on these days and enjoy discounted landing fee and admission to the museum.

The remaining event programme for 2015:

  • Vans RV Bonus Day, Saturday 22 August

Please note that all arrivals by air must be booked in advance; please read the Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC) for more information.

For more information, please call 01223 833 376.

Additional information

Flying into air shows

IWM Duxford welcomes visiting GA aircraft to our air shows.

It is not possible to fly in on either day of The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show (Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September) but visitors are welcome to fly in the day before (Friday 18 September) and depart the day after (Monday 21 September). Slot bookings will be open from Friday 28 August.

Air show tickets need to be purchased separately.

For more information and to book your arrival, please call the Control Tower on 01223 833 376 / 01223 830 927 or email

Group visits

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

Group landing fee (6 aircraft or more) £10

Discounted group tickets to IWM Duxford are available.

Training flights

Organisations operating training flights are welcome at Duxford Airfield, whether as a cross-country land-away or circuits. Instructors can give students experience of ‘’information’’ ATC, grass and hard runway operations and perhaps the thrill of landing on the grass after a Spitfire or other war bird. Landing fee discounts are available to training organisations. Training organisations should contact the Airfield Operations Office on 01223 497 987 or email

Training landing fees

Single landing £7

Circuit £20 per hour; twin circuit £30 per hour

Friends of Duxford

Love flying-in to Duxford Airfield? Become a Friend of Duxford!

Friends of Duxford enjoy a 20% discounted landing fee, discounts in the shop, restaurants and free daily entry to the museum.

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.


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