2024 opportunities open now

We are looking for new, high quality, customer-focused applications to join our IWM Duxford Flying Season events including:

  • Traders 
  • Entertainers and performers
  • Living History groups
  • Classic car groups
  • Aircraft - fly in and display 
Event Date Flying Event 
Sunday 5 May 2024Flying Days: VE Day 
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2024Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80 
Friday 26 July 2024Flying Days: The Americans
Saturday 17 August 2024Duxford Flying Evening  
Saturday 31 August 2024Flying Days: 19 Squadron
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2024Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 
Saturday 5 October 2024Duxford Flying Finale 

As you will be showcasing your business to our visitors, our team will review your application before responding.  

 

How to apply

  • Activities and performers

    This application form is for applying to deliver an activity or performance.

  • Living History Groups

    This form is for Living History Groups or individuals who want to apply to display at a Flying Season event.

  • Vintage Vehicles

    This form is for those who would like to bring a display vehicle to an IWM Duxford Flying Season event.

Traders information pack

Visitors and traders at Duxford Air Shows
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Our traders information pack is available to download now. Find all the information you need to be a part of Duxford Air Shows 2024.

Commercial Opportunities

From trade stands and vendor pitches to product launches, event partnerships, sponsorship and immersive showcases. Duxford Air Shows offer a great range of opportunities to access active event attendees with purchasing power. 

Contact us
Our downloadable Air Show traders information pack is available now. Contact our team to express your interest.

Traders

Air Show traders at IWM Duxford
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Duxford Air Shows offer vendors an ideal opportunity to promote their offer and goods to our visitors. Our Air Shows are all-day immersive experiences from 8am until the last visitor leaves after a fabulous day of flying, and our traders are part of this quality offer.

We provide a fantastic opportunity to launch products and promotions, creating easy access to a large and diverse audience.

For more information or to explore the options, contact our team via: [email protected].

  • Visitors and traders at Duxford Air Shows
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    Traders

    Trade stands, pop-up shops and retail takeovers are available at Duxford Air Shows. 

  • General Aviation Day at IWM Duxford
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    Product launches

    From book launches to trade exhibition showcases contact us to find out how we can support your brand. 

  • Duxford Spitfire flypast at Duxford Air Shows
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    Sponsorship

    IWM works with brands to build bespoke sponsorships designed to engage our audiences of history and aviation enthusiasts, thrill seekers and families. From onsite activations at IWM Duxford, to presence in our digital marketing campaigns and connections with the wider IWM family, we are committed to offering the very best sponsorship opportunities in the sector.

    To find out more please contact Arran Pedder, Corporate Relationships Manager: [email protected]

Entertainment Opportunities

In 2024 we would also love to hear from living history groups, vintage car owners and community groups who would like to be part of our showground entertainment.

  • Living history group and visitors at Duxford Air Shows
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    Living history groups

    Living history groups help us to tell the personal story of what it was like to experience and serve during the First and Second World Wars. 

  • Visitors and classic cars at Duxford Air Shows
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    Vintage cars

    Vintage cars - and vintage entertainment - are always welcomed at Duxford Air Shows.

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    Entertainment groups

    Duxford Air Shows are popular with people of all ages, including families. If you are an educational outreach project or children's entertainment brand you can get involved.

Performance acts

Duxford Summer Air Show Twenties Again band
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Live music and dance are a core ingredient for a great air show atmosphere. From big band sounds to vintage DJs, new acts to classic rock and roll, golden oldies to current playlists, lindy hoppers to ballroom dancers - and everything in between! We welcome enquiries and applications from performers to join the entertainment line-up at Duxford Air Shows.

Fly in and display

Duxford is a live airfield allowing you to fly in on the day before the air display starts. If you have a vintage aircraft that you would be happy to showcase to visitors, contact our team via: [email protected].
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IWM Duxford Flying Season Events

Find out more about our different events across the year before you apply.

Duxford Flying Season

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

Duxford Summer Air Show 2024 artwork
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2024
IWM Duxford

See historic Duxford's D-Day story take flight in this year's extra special 80th anniversary commemorative Duxford Summer Air Show.

Duxford Flying Season

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

Battle of Britain Air Show creative
14 and 15 September 2024
IWM Duxford

On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life. 

Duxford Flying Evening 2024 artwork Teaser
Duxford Flying Season

Duxford Flying Evening | IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford
Saturday 17 August 2024

Duxford Flying Finale 2024 artwork Teaser
Duxford Flying Season

Duxford Flying Finale | IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford
Saturday 5 October 2024

Duxford Flying Days VE Day 2024 artwork Teaser
Duxford Flying Season

Flying Days: VE Day

IWM Duxford
Sunday 5 May 2024

Duxford Flying Days The Americans 2024 artwork Teaser
Duxford Flying Season

Flying Days: The Americans

IWM Duxford
Friday 26 July 2024

Duxford Flying Days 19 Squadron 2024 artwork Teaser
Duxford Flying Season

Flying Days: 19 Squadron

IWM Duxford
Saturday 31 August 2024

Keep updated

Our downloadable pack and expression of interest forms are available now. If you have a question, this is the best place to start. To always be in the know about IWM Duxford events and activities, please join IWM's eNews. If you have queries not answered in the pack or need support to complete the form, you can also contact the team by email.

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