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Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019 is packed with movie magic and incredible flying moments to create memories together.

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2019 Highlights

  • Hurricanes on the flightline walk at Duxford Air Shows
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    Flightline Walk

    Mingle with the stars of the show on the Flightline Walk                

    Get up close to the incredible historic aircraft before they get ready for action, and meet the teams that maintain and fly them.

    The Flightline Walk must close at 12.30pm to start our flying display.

  • B-17 Sally B at Duxford Air Shows
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    The Party

    Bader's Big Band

    As Duxford’s Battle of Britain Air Show gets a Hollywood makeover, we’ll be recreating a famous party scene, inspired by Memphis Belle (1990). Step back in time and enjoy Bader’s Big Band, dancing and a chance to show off your smartest vintage threads, with a prize for best dressed.


    Our party starts at 12 noon in the Showground, Historic Zone, with Best Dressed announced at 12.45pm; just before the start of our fabulous flying display. Shake out your tea dresses, dust off your sports jackets and join in the fun.

    Historic Zone

  •  Pretty Me Vintage at Duxford Air Shows
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    The Wardrobe

    Look fabulous, with The Wardrobe

    Come dressed in vintage style, or let us help you get inspired. With film-making happening across site, the busy Wardrobe department is stuffed with clothing experts, hair stylists and wardrobe assistants to show what happens behind the scenes.


    The Wardrobe is packed with vintage and reproduction clothing for you to try on, and our hair stylists Pretty Me Vintage are here for the weekend – showing you how to create fabulous victory rolls and more movie star styles.

    Historic Zone

  • Bader Bus Company
    Bader Bus Company
    Vintage Soundstage

    'Still Running' Big screen premiere

    IWM are proud to host the premiere of the Douglas Bader Foundation’s documentary about The Bader Bus Company, the first flying display team made up of people with disabilities who were a highlight of Duxford Air Festival back in May.


    Sir Douglas Bader, who famously defended the nation during the Battle of Britain despite being a double amputee, was inspiration for the project which brought Aerobilty and the DBF together to form a three-man display team flying Piper PA-28 Warrior aircraft. Truly the magic of flight.


    The documentary screens at 10am, followed by a Q&A session straight after with pilots and directors.

    AirSpace Zone

  • Pilot and Spitfire at IWM Duxford
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    Modern Soundstage

    Green Screen Magic

    Head down to the Modern Soundstage and learn the incredible capabilities of the phone in your pocket: using our green screen and your phone, we’ll help you jump out of a plane with a parachute or swim underwater.


    Share it with friends #DuxfordAirShows for the ultimate Selfie moment.

    AirSpace Zone

  • Inside the cinema, people sitting for a film
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    Vintage Soundstage

    IWM Presents…

    Duxford at the Movies is a full screening programme showcasing highlights from IWM’s film collection and behind the scenes footage shot at Duxford Airfield during the production of the Battle of Britain film. Immerse yourself in historic and archive footage chosen by IWM’s film experts.


    Films include; Battle of Britain on film, Duxford on film, AFPU, Journey’s End and Famous Faces in the Collection. Screening times can be found in our Showground Map available on the day.

    AirSpace Zone


  • Avro Lancaster at Duxford Air Shows
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    Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

    Don't miss the chance to witness the moving sight and sound of the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at 1.40pm.


    In commemoration of those who have fallen in the service of this country “Lest We Forget”.

  • Buchon Bf109s at Duxford Air Shows
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    Battle of Britain film scenario

    Battle of Britain Film: Remaking History

    Set your watches for 1.15pm – the Battle of Britain film scenario will recreate the airfield attack scene from the 1969 film Battle of Britain.


    Filmed at Duxford 50 years ago, we’ll be remaking film history in the sky, to celebrate the golden anniversary of this much loved British film.

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    IWM Shop

    Gin O’Clock!

    This air show weekend you can browse our official IWM Shop marquees, where you will find a selection of our products available to buy, as well as pop-ups from Airfix and Airfix Quickbuild Models, Bravo Delta Models and free tastings with Dam Raider Gin.

  • Costumed actors at Duxford Air Shows
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    Meet the film stars! Our flying list.

    Look up!

    The best way to be in the know is to buy the Official Battle of Britain Air Show 2019 programme. You can pre-purchase it for collection on the day here, or pick one up during the air show from our IWM shops and sales team located across the Showground.


    For changes to the programme, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

  • Traders and Air Show visitors at Duxford Air Shows
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    Food and Drink

    There are plenty of places to grab food and drink at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019, here is a taster.


    Visit The Workshop Restaurant or one of our two cafés, ideal for breakfast on arrival or lunch before our flying display at 1pm. Snacks and icecream are also available from a selection of vendors and outside event caterers across our Showground.

  • Mass Spitfire formation at Duxford Air Shows
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    Mass Spitfire formation

    See the now famous Spitfire Flypast, filling the sky over Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show! You can’t imagine the experience until you’ve experienced it.


    The flypast will end with a poignant solo from Spitfire MH434, in tribute to legendary display pilot Mark Hanna.