Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2024

Entertainment from 8am - 6pm. Flying starts approx 1pm. Advance tickets only.

IWM Duxford

Event shuttle buses run from and to Cambridge train station via Trumpington Park & Ride.

From £49.50

Children aged 15 and under go free with Standard tickets only. IWM members save 10%.

See historic Duxford's D-Day story take off

Imperial War Museums present a unique experience at IWM Duxford with this year's Duxford Summer Air Show, marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

This significant anniversary will be honored with the arrival of a fleet of historic Dakotas, the iconic aircraft of the D-Day landings, gracing the skies of Duxford for a series of spectacular flypasts throughout the weekend and a grand historic parachute drop on Saturday June 1st, over the airfield. 

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As a charity, every Duxford Air Show 2024 purchase helps IWM continue to tell stories for future generations.

Last chance to book

Tickets are selling out fast. Please check availability and secure your tickets today:

  • Standard adult tickets are still available, including our offer for children aged 15 and under. Please secure a standard ticket now for each person in your group.
  • Standard tickets allow access to our complimentary shuttle bus service, designed to accommodate the increased number of visitors at Duxford Air Shows.
  • The complimentary shuttle bus service will run throughout the day to and from Cambridge train station and Trumpington Park and Ride.
  • Attendance on the day requires advance online ticket booking. Do not travel to IWM Duxford on Saturday 1 June or Sunday 2 June without a valid ticket for each member of your group.
  • Tickets to attend Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80 on Saturday 1 June will close at 11.59pm, Friday 31 May.
  • Tickets to attend Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80 on Sunday 2 June will close at 11.59pm, Saturday 1 June.
  • IWM Duxford Flying Season bookings are powered by See tickets. Please contact See tickets customer services with any queries once you have booked your tickets.
  • Sales of pre-booked merchandise and programmes will close at 10am on Friday 31 May.
  • Gold Experience tickets for both Saturday and Sunday are sold out.

Flying List Announcements

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80 creative

Discover IWM Duxford's D-Day story in this 80th anniversary year and commemorate through a live-action flying display, living history groups, our museum and static collections the stories of the people who lived and fought during the Second World War – and the significance of the events of 6 June 1944. 

Expect more flying announcements on our Flying List page as we countdown to the must-see weekend. 

Our partners Aero Legends will be hosting the D-Day Squadron 2024 legacy fleet on the ground at their base at RAF North Weald before our displays on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June take place over historic RAF Duxford.

D-Day 80 years on

Commandos dressed in uniform wading through water as they land on a beach carrying weapons and equipment. Behind them, ladders leading down from their landing craft are visible.
© IWM (B 5218).
Commandos of HQ 4th Special Service Brigade, coming ashore from LCI(S) landing craft on Nan Red beach, Juno area, at St Aubin-sur-Mer, 6 June 1944. © IWM (B 5218)

The D-Day landings, also known as Operation Overlord, was one of the most decisive military campaigns of the Second World War, which saw 156,000 Allied troops arrive in Normandy on 6 June 1944, for a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. 

In partnership with Aero Legends and The D-Day Squadron, the epic Second World War mass flight display will bring the extraordinary story of D-Day to life.

Tickets and prices

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
Gold Experience
£115

An air show favourite that always sells out! Including onsite parking, a complimentary air show programme and unbeatable views of the flightline within an exclusive seated enclosure. Kids Go Free does not apply.

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
Standard Adults
£49.50

Standard tickets include entry to the showground, IWM Duxford’s museums, hangars, special exhibitions and static collections from 8am. Plus, the all-action live flying display to fill your afternoon.

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
Standard Children
FREE

Book a Standard adult ticket and add children aged 15 and under to your booking for free! Please make sure everyone in your party has a ticket for entry. Kids Go Free applies to Standard ticket bookings only.

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
Group Tickets & Coaches
£44.55

We love to welcome groups and coach tours! Find out more about how to book your group visit or secure a coach parking spot. With limited parking availability, coach spaces sell fast.

What to expect

© IWM
Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80

Please note: This video contains instrumental sound only.

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.

Shop Air Show Merchandise

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
Adult Spitfire Cap
£15

A navy cotton cap featuring an embroidered circular blueprint of Spitfire Mk XIV. Made from 100% cotton, one size will fit all.

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
Air Show Programme and Tote Bag
£10.40

The 2024 Duxford Air Show programme includes a full list of flying content, site map and specially commissioned articles complimented by a wealth of historic photographs and contemporary aviation images. Paired with our favourite Duxford Sweep the Skies 100% natural cotton tote bag.

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
Duxford Air Show Programme
£8

The 2024 Duxford Air Show programme includes a full list of flying content, site map and specially commissioned articles complimented by a wealth of historic photographs and contemporary aviation images. With only a few extra programmes printed for on the day sale, guarantee your copy and save £2 by pre-purchasing for pick up on arrival.

Location

Crowds descend on Duxford air field during a Duxford Air Show event. Visitors can be seen at stalls, sat enjoying the views and a variety of aircraft can be seen in the field in the distance.
© IWM Duxford

Address

IWM Duxford
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

  • Cambridge Train Station
  • Whittlesford Parkway Station

Getting to Duxford Air Shows

Please do not use the postcode for Satnav on the day as special event traffic management plans are in place for your ease and safety.

  • By Car

    IWM Duxford is just south of Cambridge at Junction 10 of the M11 motorway, less than 50 miles from central London and approximately 40 minutes from the M25 (Junction 27).

    Via the M11, the Museum is easily accessible from the A1, A14, M1 and the North.

  • By Train

    We are easy to get to from Cambridge train station via our free event shuttle bus. Services will run from and to Cambridge train station forecourt to IWM Duxford visitor centre. With limited event parking on site, these free shuttle bus services are provided to help more visitors enjoy Duxford Air Shows.

  • Via Trumpington Park and Ride

    IWM Duxford is a museum and live airfield. The historic setting means we only have limited available parking both on site and within our surrounding area. If travelling by car, please consider using our free shuttle bus service from Trumpington Park & Ride at Junction 11 off the M11. By parking off site, you will avoid potential parking and traffic queues.

Help with your booking

  • Advance tickets only

    Book tickets and parking permits now.

  • Terms and conditions

    Please read our terms and conditions when booking.

  • Any questions?

    Our Frequently Asked Questions page will help!

  • Coaches and groups welcome

    Do you share our passion for delivering high quality, unforgettable experiences to guests? 

  • Trader opportunities

    We are looking for high quality, customer-focused traders with relevant products for our visitors. 

  • Living History Groups

    Help us tell the D-Day story in this special 80th anniversary year.

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