22 May 2021


IWM Duxford


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1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in the UK (source: Mind).

We know the last year has taken its toll and looking after our mental health has never been so important. Join us and enjoy our first aerial display of the season, together.

Flying Day FAQs

22 May 2021

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22 May 2021

Times have been tough for everyone.

The close knit aviation and air show fan community was hit hard by cancellations last year, not just because they couldn't see fantastic flying displays, but because you couldn't connect with friends and peers in person at shows across the country.

We will connect you for a day of aerial flying displays with plenty of opportunities to enjoy together.

About Flying Days

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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.

Flying Day FAQs

IWM Members go free

If you are an IWM Member, you can access your free Flying Days ticket using your Members promo code. If you'd like to become a member after you've visited a Flying Day, you can join us at the Visitor Centre on the day or online.

Flying Days: Standing Together


Entry to IWM Duxford 

Aerial Displays (subject to weather and serviceability)


Includes onsite parking 

IWM Duxford

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IWM Duxford

Entry to IWM Duxford for the day is included in your Flying Days ticket price.

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.

Meet our Volunteers

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Meet our Volunteers

Our volunteer team will be exploring the effects of conflict on wellbeing and mental health through a series of talks on the day, including their own experiences of PTSD and how volunteering has helped them personally. The  team will also be available to chat about the volunteering experiences and exciting roles available and open to you at IWM Duxford.

We'll be releasing more Flying Days tickets, Duxford Summer Air Show and Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show tickets soon!

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Flying Days: Standing Together on Saturday 22 May 2021 is part of our Duxford Air Shows 2021 Season including seven more great Flying Days themes, Duxford Summer Air Show in July 2021 and Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show in September 2021. Find out more today.

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