Monday 3 August - Monday 31 August 2020

Daily, drop in, 10am - 3pm (programme, times and availability may vary)

IWM Duxford


Included in price of admission

Welcome to the United States Air Force at IWM Duxford.

Before you can take control of the cockpit yourselves, we need you to investigate why so many Air Force pilots are crashing. Report to the Captain and get your action report in order to understand the facts and find out what is going wrong.

Measure up against fellow pilots of all shapes and sizes, and work as a team to engineer your very own cockpit.

This fun and interactive family game is based on the technological developments seen in the American Air Force in the late 1940s. Through this activity, learn how engineering and maths helped cockpit designers improve flight safety and open opportunities for future pilots.


Cockpit Control has been developed with TV Presenter Ben Shires, host of Officially Amazing and Match of the Day: Kick About.

This is a drop-in activity recommended for families with children aged 7+. This activity takes place in the American Air Museum and lasts approximately 45 mins.

Part of IWM’s new family programme of activities created specifically to explore how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) has impacted real people and the causes, courses and consequences of conflict.

Social Distancing Measures

Your safety is our priority. Please take a moment to read about the social distancing measures we've put in place for this event.


Duxford Airfield

IWM Duxford
CB22 4QR

  • Royston
  • Whittlesford Parkway