Our FAQs will help you plan for a great day out.

Flying Days are popular IWM Duxford events. Please only travel to IWM Duxford on Flying Days if you have a pre-booked ticket. Once the event sells out, there are no further tickets available in advance or on the day. 

For any questions about your ticket after booking, please contact our ticketing partner See Tickets.

IWM Duxford's Flying Days

Flying Days are a new addition to the IWM Duxford events calendar for 2021.

Each event is themed allowing us to work with flying partners who call Duxford home, plus peers across the UK aviation community.

Each event will bring you the best aerial choreography, storytelling and conservation success stories from IWM Duxford through thrilling flying displays (subject to weather, serviceability and pilot availability) and themed ground activities.

Please keep checking our website for more information including details of what will be flying, timings and any changes to the programme.

We ask that you comply with all current Government requirements and guidance regarding COVID 19 that are relevant at the time of the event.

The latest official advice can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

All Flying Days for 2021 have a limited amount of tickets available due to COVID 19 restrictions. Please book your tickets in advance via the website to guarantee your place!

As with a normal day at IWM Duxford, the following measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all those on site:

  • Installing signage and markers throughout the site encouraging people to keep their distance and follow guidelines 
  • Providing hand sanitising stations 
  • Wearing face coverings is strongly encouraged when indoors and in congested areas, this is to help keep those around you safe and protected
  • Regularly cleaning public areas, such as toilets and the visitor centre
  • All ticket holders aged 16 and over will be encouraged to scan in via the NHS Test and Trace app or provide their contact details on arrival

For the latest information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Should new government guidance mean we need to cancel an event, we will be able to issue you a refund and you will be informed of this decision via the email you have provided.

This email will also contain instructions as to how to claim a refund for your ticket should this happen.

Before the day

Yes, free admission to Duxford Flying Days is one of the perks of being an IWM member.

Simply book your ticket via our website where you will need your Members promo code ready to claim your free entry ticket.

Please note that tickets to Flying Days are limited so do book early to guarantee your place! Once tickets are sold out, all bookings will close. There are no tickets available on the door.

As an evening event, Flying Evenings: After Hours does have different FAQs and T&Cs from standard Flying Days. Please refer to the event webpage for more information.

No, as we have limited tickets to Flying Days, we have ensured there will be enough parking available for all ticket holders.

If you have lost your e-confirmation you can contact See Tickets.  

Please enter your order reference and/or postcode to check your order, resend your confirmation by email or download your ticket.

Make sure to leave plenty of time to get here in order to reduce the chances of having to queue and visit Highways England for traffic updates.

You can find out more about how to get to IWM Duxford by car, train or bus here.

Yes, Duxford Summer Air Show and Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show have their own FAQs. If you have an air show ticket, you can find out more here.


Our site is situated on a mile-long airfield, mostly on flat ground. Some areas are laid to tarmac but the majority of ground is laid to grass.

Whilst we make every effort to make our site accessible, due to the nature of the site, some areas may not be suitable for customers with restricted mobility.

Wheelchairs are available to borrow, and there is a small visitor bus that travels between the various parts of the site. Lifts are available to use alongside members of your household. Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities will be open as normal.

IWM reserve the right to request proof of entitlement to concessions. You will need to show either a document to say you are in receipt of ‘Disability Living Allowance’ or ‘PIP (Personal Independence Payment)’, along with your valid pre-booked ticket(s).

Yes, you are able to bring one personal assistant free of charge. Please ensure you book a free personal assistant ticket in advance.

On the Flying Day

Yes, you are welcome to bring a folding chair or picnic blanket with you on the day but please keep your belongings with you at all times.

As IWM Duxford is a working airfield, we do not allow dogs at the Flying days. Guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are permitted.

IWM Duxford will open to the public at 10am. The flying will start at approximately 1pm and usually lasts around two hours, with the site then closing at 6pm. 

Please note that flying times will depend on weather, serviceability, operation commitment and pilot availability on the day. Please ask a staff member or volunteer on the day if you would like further information.

IWM will continually update the participation list as new aircraft are added or amended. The final full participation list is available in the week prior to the Flying Day on the IWM website.

All flying is subject to weather and serviceability.

Windbreaks are allowed onsite at IWM Duxford but these must be secured properly and placed behind the white line on the grass area and not next to the display barriers.

Please note that large tents, gazebos and step ladders are not allowed onsite.

For safety reasons, visitors cannot have a barbeque anywhere onsite.

Our cafes will be open and we will have pop up catering facilities available offering food and drink.

Yes, there will be an exciting range of themed activities to participate in on the ground during each Flying Day. Please consult the website for further details.

Yes, there will be commentary accompanying the flying displays.

Yes, our hangars and exhibitions, visitor centre, cafes and shop will remain open for you to explore at leisure throughout the day.

All flying is dependent on the weather conditions to ensure the safety of our pilots. We will ensure any changes to the programme are communicated on the day of the event and encourage visitors to bring appropriate clothing for all types of weather.