10 and 11 September 2022
Standard tickets £45.00 / £15.00
A weekend of history
In the air, on the ground, and even in the clothes you wear! The Battle of Britain Air Show returns to bring the 1940s to life.
From vintage aviation and the stories of those who served at RAF Duxford, to living history groups and entertainment from the era. See historic Duxford come to life at one of the site's best loved events of the year.
Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is presented by IWM Duxford, the former RAF site that played a central role in some of the most dramatic days in 20th century history - serving as a base for many of the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots during the Second World War.
You can explore IWM Duxford as part of your ticket price, including:
- IWM Duxford’s vast range of historic buildings, hangars, exhibitions, huge aircraft, tanks and boats
- The five-star 'Spine-tingling' (The Telegraph) Battle of Britain exhibitions
- The story of two nations united through war in the award-winning American Air Museum
- Get up close to the historic static aircraft collections across the airfield
- Enjoy the Flightline until 12 noon where you can get up close to the aircraft set to take to the skies later in the day
- All the extra special entertainment across the showground to see and experience before the flying takes off
- The air show experience, including the now famous mass spitfire flypast
Immerse yourself in history
Hear the roar of Merlin engines fill the air above this important fighter station, famous for defending Britain during the Second World War.
Dress the part
Dust off your tea dresses, shake out your tweed and show off your victory rolls for a fabulous 1940s day out.
Enjoy all the action in the skies and on the ground with entertainment and special activities for all ages.
Step back into summer 1940 as the museum, hangars and airfield transform for the weekend with living history groups.
Remembering the past
Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is a day out steeped in history. For families of all ages, enjoy exploring the past together.
Spitfires, Hurricanes and more
Spitfires, Hurricanes and more
Witness daring air displays, dogfights, and aerobatics – ending with the splendour of our now famous mass Spitfire flypast in the skies where history happened.
Experience together an emotional and spectacular flying display at an event to remember.
Pre-order your Air Show Programme or Duxford merchandise to collect on the day when you book your tickets. As a charity, every purchase helps IWM continue to tell stories for future generations.
Duxford sweep the skies baseball cap
A classic cotton baseball cap to fit all sizes with a sweep the skies embroidered badge stitched onto the front of the cap.
Kids Spitfire baseball cap
This navy cotton kids cap features an embroidered Spitfire logo hand stitched onto the front. One size fits all, this cap is perfect for the aspiring aviator!
Spitfire blueprint baseball cap
A navy cotton cap featuring an embroidered circular blueprint of Spitfire Mk XIV. This one size fits all cap is perfect for sunny days at Duxford Airfield spent plane spotting.