Duxford Air Shows are jam-packed with things to do, discover and enjoy before the flying action begins.  Here's a flavour of some of the things to look forward to, and why you should buy your tickets early. 

One.

Flightline Walk

One.

Visit the Flightline Walk and get up close to the aircraft you'll be seeing in the skies during our action-packed flying display. Mingle with pilots and ground crew to find out what it's like to be part of an air show, to fly in these aircraft and what it takes to be part of the team. Additional charges apply on the day.

Two.

Author Talks

Two.

Get inspired by authors in our 'Meet the Authors' marquee. A selection of some of the finest First and Second World War writers in the country will discuss their current books and take Q&As from the audience.  Have your books at the ready for autographs and signings!

Three.

Duxford Airfield

Three.

Take to the skies in original vintage aircraft with our partners, Classic Wings. From a short hop around our historic airfield in the beautiful art deco De Havilland Dragon Rapide, experience for yourself the excitement of flight. Additional fee applies.

Four.

Handley Page Victor XH648 in the AirSpace Hanger
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Four.

Get up close to aircraft across IWM Duxford, part of our permanent collections, where you can stare into the guts of the Vulcan, board Concorde, the fastest commercial jet airliner ever built, and get close to flying heroes including the Spitfire, Lancaster and Tiger Moth

Five.

Image from cockpit of Spitfire
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​​​​​​Take an exhilarating virtual Spitfire flight and witness IWM Duxford 'from the air'.  An exciting experience, showing 360 degree views from inside the cockpit of a real Supermarine Spitfire. Additional fees apply.

Six.

Two Children Meeting Aircraft 2017 May Air Festival

Six.

Join the Family Flight Challenge to see if you have what it takes to get these magnificent machines in the sky. It takes more than a pilot to make a plane fly: from scientists and engineers to designers and mechanics. You might find yourself leaping into the air, slipping-on goggles, meeting our real inventors and adventurers or working in a team to make something fly.

Seven.

Concorde at IWM Duxford

Seven.

Become a world record breaker: join our paper plane record attempt. More exciting information coming soon!

Eight.

Planes and Crowd at an Air Show at IWM Duxford
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Eight.

Meet our heroes of flight: from inventors to adventurers. Explore the wonder of flight though a range of experiences and talks investigating and testing the history, science, and technology of flight as well as your nerve and flying skills...

Nine.

taking photos
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Nine.

Enjoy our brand new tiered seating enclosure especially created to provide photographers, enthusiasts and aircraft fans with an uninterrupted view of all the flying action, perfect for coveted camera angles and hard to achieve shots.  Get your ticket now, with limited availability they will sell fast!

Please note you will need a valid Air Show ticket before you can upgrade to the Grandstand Experience. Early Bird tickets are from £29.50 and Grandstand upgrades cost £15.

Ten.

Family next to Spitfire N3200
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Ten.

Enjoy IWM Duxford's exhibition spaces including AirSpace and the acclaimed American Air Museum, historic hangars and conservation areas - all part of your great value Duxford Air Show ticket

Early Bird tickets are now on sale. To keep up to date with our flying list announcements please join our enews or follow us on social media.

2018 Air show Season

Children looking on as Wingwalkers fly past
Duxford Air Show
Duxford Air Festival 2018
Experience the thrills in the sky above, and enjoy the fun on the showground below at the Spring Bank Holiday weekend Duxford Air Festival
Grumman FM2 Wildcat
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Duxford Air Show
Flying Legends Air Show 2018
The Flying Legends Air Show is organised and produced by The Fighter Collection, based at IWM Duxford.
Battle of Britain Air Show Spitfires
Duxford Air Show
Battle of Britain Air Show 2018
The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show brings to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940.

Premium Experiences

Premium Experiences

For an extra special air show, upgrade your standard ticket to a Premium Experience: from our brand new and much anticipated Grandstand Experience; exclusive Gold Experience or our child-friendly Family Experience for a stress-free day out.
Planes and Crowd at an Air Show at IWM Duxford
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