4 August 2021
Standard Price £28.50 - IWM members FREE
4 August 2021
4 August 2021
A must for history fans of all ages! We’ll be celebrating when 19 Squadron made history by receiving the first Spitfire at Duxford, on this day in 1938. Enjoy a day of Spitfire history!
For many, Duxford is the home of Spitfire. Discover the stories of Squadron 19, get up close to the real machines and join in the celebration of a historic British icon with a two-hour flying display.
Tickets are strictly limited availability and will sell fast.
Flying Day Highlights
Aircraft Restoration Company & Aerial Collective
See the NHS Spitfire, close up! A chance to read the names of our countries NHS heroes written across the aircraft. Aircraft Restoration Company & Aerial Collective are both based onsite at IWM Duxford.More info
Duxford Aviation Society - Military Vehicle Wing
The Military Vehicle Wing, based at IWM Duxford will be providing vehicle demonstrations throughout the day at the back of our Land Warfare exhibit. 11:30 - 12:00 and then 15:00 - 15:30More info
Royal Anglian Regiment Museum
The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum, based at IWM Duxford, will be showcasing equipment used in conflict. From uniforms to foods that were rationed, all ages can enjoy some socially distanced activities.More info
Historic Aircraft Collection
Showcasing static aircraft owned and maintained by the Historic Aircraft Collection, based at IWM Duxford.More info
Airborne Assault Museum
Discover table top displays of paratrooper equipment from over the years, including a soldier’s food rations during the Second World War. Join in and build your own paratrooper activity to take home with you.More info
Tail End Charlies - Living History Group
The Tail End Charlies celebrate the history of the RAF 1918-1955. We tell the story of the Organisation and the Men and Women that served in it.More info
About Flying Days
About Flying Days
Our Duxford Air Shows team have been working hard to create a series of great day out, aerial display events throughout the year.
Each event is themed allowing us to work with flying partners who call Duxford home, plus peers across the UK aviation community. We'll bring you the best of flying, aerial choreography, storytelling and conservation success stories from IWM Duxford. Wrapped into thrilling flying displays.
Keep looking out for Flying List updates, coming soon.
IWM Members go free
IWM Members can access free Flying Days tickets using their member’s promo code. If you’d like to become a member to enjoy free access to Flying Days (and much more!) click below.
Flying Days: Squadron 19 Heroes
Entry to IWM Duxford
Aerial Displays (subject to weather and serviceability)
Includes onsite parking
Tickets are powered by our partner See Tickets. Booking fees do not apply.
Entry to IWM Duxford for the day is included in your Flying Days entry ticket.
IWM Duxford stands apart from other aviation museums because the site is an exhibit itself. It 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.
Inside every hangar and exhibition - and outside them too - there are hundreds of large aircraft, vehicles, tanks and more. Walk around them, inside them, above and below them and discover stories about the people whose lives they have affected.
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Flying Days: Young Aviators
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