On the day

  • Open from 8.00am
    Air Show gates open
    Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019 - Spirit of Britain stand in front of aircraft, Saturday 21 September
  • Open from 8:30am -12:30pm (Last entry 12:00)
    Enjoy the Flightline Experience
    Visitors enjoying the Flightline Experience at Duxford Air Shows
  • Location
    The Flightline Experience
    Accessibility
    Level access on tarmac

    Get closer to our flying display aircraft when you visit the Flightline Experience. Entry to the Flightline Experience is free in 2021. See the full Flying List.

  • All Day
    Enjoy the museum
    Family walking though the American Air Museum
  • Location
    All Zones
    Accessibility
    Wheelchair access to all exhibitions

    IWM Duxford is Europe's largest air museum. Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield where Spitfires first flew. Get up close to over a century of aviation. Full access to all exhibits is included with your Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show ticket.

  • 10:30am – 18:30pm
    Blue Zone entertainment
    Fun fair at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
  • Accessibility
    Level access on tarmac

    What's on:

    • First World War Aircraft
    • Vintage Fair Ground rides
    • The Crazy Golf Company
    • Wildgoose Virtual Hunt
    • Airborne Assault Museum display area (AirSpace)
    • 6 Regiment Army Air Corp
    • Concord Nose Drop Demonstration, Midday and 17:30pm (AirSpace).
    • Airbus A380 Simulator

    IWM Volunteering, Dazzle Talks (Flying Aircraft exhibition hangar)

    Find out more about Blue Zone Showground entertainment.

    Download a Showground map.

  • 10:30am – 18:30pm
    Green Zone entertainment
    Man dressed in RAF 14 Group Royal Observer Corps dress holding binoculars and facing the camera
  • Accessibility
    Level access on tarmac

    What's on:

    • ‘Pretty Me Vintage’ Hairdressers (book on the day)

    Live entertainment and Stage Area

    • The Debonaires
    • Cambridge Swing Dance
    • The Gramophone DJ (Saturday only)

    Re-enactment groups

    • Civil Defenders
    • Ops 39-45
    • U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) Aviation Armorers & Mechanics Display
    • Sweatin’ Out the Mission
    • 14 Group Royal Observer Corps

    IWM Duxford onsite flying partners

    • Aircraft Restoration Company & Aerial Collective
    • Historic Aircraft Collection

    IWM Volunteering, Dazzle Talks (Battle of Britain exhibition)

    Find out more about Green Zone Showground entertainment.

    Download a Showground map.

  • 10:30am – 18:30pm
    Red Zone entertainment
    FV432 armoured personnel carrier.
  • All day
    Eat and Drink
    The Armoury Cafe at IWM Duxford
  • Location
    All Zones
    Accessibility
    Fully accessible

    Visit our Armoury Café for a selection of deli sandwiches and freshly baked cakes to take away or visit the Workshop Restaurant for a drink. You can also visit the many stalls and food trucks across The Showground.

  • TBA
    Flying Display
    Two Spitfires in formation
  • Location
    Duxford Airfield
    Accessibility
    Fully accessible

    Witness the now-famous Duxford Spitfire Flypast and full flying display.

    See our Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show Flying List.

    All times subject to change

  • 18:00
    Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show Ends
    Spitfires landing at dusk, Duxford Air Shows
  • Location
    IWM Duxford
    Accessibility
    N/A

    Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show closes at 18:00.

    If you travelled to Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show by using the free shuttle bus the shuttles will return to Royston Station, Cambridge Station, Trumpington Park & Ride.

    Shuttles will restart from IWM Duxford for the return journey between 1500 – 1900.

    Keep up to date on road works and traffic on the day: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/travel-updates/.

    Please also refer to our FAQs for more information on travelling.

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