Plan for a great day out!
See historic Duxford's D-Day story take flight in this year's extra special anniversary Summer Air Show – in the air, on the ground and all around.
Discover the sights, sounds and activities planned to keep you entertained across our Showground Zones, timings for activities so you don't miss a thing, what to explore within our museum, static collections and hangars, and general advice on how to plan for a great day out.
Tickets are already selling fast, act now to secure your place in history:
Stay tuned to our flying list updates in the countdown to the show.
A full and final full line-up plus timings for the display acts will be available on the day.
We recommend planning to be in your chosen viewing place by 1pm to view the flying action.
The flying display will end at approximately 5pm, but the museum and Showground will remain open until the last free event shuttle bus leaves the visitor centre at approximately 6.30pm.
From first-time visitors to Duxford Air Show fans, our pre-air show entertainment and showground has something for everyone to enjoy including a range of food and drink stalls, exclusive traders and talks from volunteers.
For history lovers
As part of Duxford Summer Air Show's 80th anniversary D-Day commemorations, expect to see living history groups and displays highlighting RAF Duxford's role in Operation Overlord.
Inspire curious minds with activities especially for children of all ages. From Airfix Modelling to learning about the D-Day landings.
For aviation fans
From static collections to our flightline walk and plenty of opportunities for shutterbugs to capture the perfect shot.
Gates open 8am to 7pm
We recommend you arrive in plenty of time to enjoy a full day of action, with our gates opening at 8am for entry to IWM Duxford's museum, hangars and collections and access to traders and catering stalls. We recommend arriving early to find the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy uninterrupted flying displays.
|Activities and standard ticket benefits :
|Included in your ticket price:
|Entry to the museum, static collections and historic hangars
|The museum will open from 8am
|The museum airfield is split into three Zones on the day for your entertainment and enjoyment. Each zone contains different special events and activities on top of access to the museum included in your ticket price.
|Activities will start running from 10am
Yes, with some exceptions.
Additional charges apply to Duxford Aviation Society activities including:
Plus, Classic Wings pleasure flights.
Find out more about activities across our Showground Zones below.
|Access to the Flightline before the flying action takes off
|The Flightline will close at approximately 12 noon
|The flying display with four hours of planned commemoration and entertainment in the sky above
|From 1pm approximately
|Access to free event shuttle buses to and from Cambridge Train Station and Trumpington Park and Ride with your ticket
|Our special bus service timings will be available on our Getting Here Page and FAQs as soon as possible
Entry to the Flightline is included in your ticket price, with gates open until 12 noon to explore the aircraft up close and see the pilots and crew get ready to take to the sky.
Extra charges apply: Duxford Aviation Society
Additional charges apply to Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) activities. By purchasing a ticket to explore the British Airliner Collection, Queens Flight or to take a ride in a tank, you are supporting the work they do.
Duxford Aviation Society: The British Airliner Collection
Buy a boarding pass from the Duxford Aviation Society shop on the day.
Adults £6, Child £3, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £12.
Duxford Aviation Society: Queens Flight BAe146
Add a ticket to your boarding pass to also view the Queens Flight BAe146.
£3 per person.
Duxford Aviation Society Military Vehicle Wing: Tank rides!
Hold onto your seats with the Duxford Aviation Society Military Vehicle Wing!
Rides cost £10 per person.
Museum and static collections
Explore IWM Duxford as part of your ticket price, from our hangars and collection displays like AirSpace and the American Air Museum to our historic Battle of Britain: Ops Block experience.
American Air Museum
The American Air Museum in Britain is a story of two nations united through war, loss, love and duty. From the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress used during the Second World War to the remotely piloted Predator used in present day conflict, discover more about the United States' aviation history in the American Air Museum.
Classic Wings pleasure flights
Join Classic Wings for pleasure flights before the flying display starts and afterwards up until the airfield closes at 7pm. Take to the sky in the De Havilland Dragon Rapide, Tiger Moth or T6 Harvard for an extra special air show experience. Bookings open on the day from 8:30am but do sell out quickly. Make your way to the Classic Wings tent opposite the American Air Museum on arrival to secure your flight experience.
Flights are not included in your Duxford Summer Air Show ticket price. Additional fees apply. Cash or card are accepted.
Be prepared to be weighed by the Classic Wings crew on the day: there is a weight limit for all pleasure flights.
Filming and Photography: IWM photographers and film crews will be in action across the site at the event, recording images that will be kept on file and used for publicity purposes. To find out more about how we use our images please ask our staff on the day or contact us at [email protected]. IWM photography and filming staff will be clearly identifiable in IWM Duxford branded t-shirts or high vis jackets.
If you are looking for opportunities to take part at Duxford Summer Air Show you can talk to our show organisers.
Find out today about how you can showcase your offer to Duxford Air Shows audiences in 2024.
We are looking especially for new, high quality, customer-focused applications to join our event brand including:
- Living History groups
- Classic car groups
- Aircraft - fly in and display
Plan for a great day
Advance tickets only
Tickets are limited and will sell fast. Children aged 15 and under go free with Standard ticket purchases only.
Please download or print tickets from your SEE tickets booking email. IWM members should also bring their valid membership card. Your parking permit must be printed and displayed on your dashboard on arrival.
If you pre-purchase programmes or merchandise for collection on the day, please have your ticket confirmation ready to show to staff at IWM retail outlets.
We have a traffic management plan in place but our popular shows can be busy. You may experience delays getting into the event on arrival.