Not all the adventure will be in the skies above at Duxford Air Festival. Here's our round up of the 10 ten things not to miss before the flying kicks off. Tickets are no longer available for Duxford Air Festival. Please do not travel without a ticket. Premium Experiences upgrades are available on the day, subject to availability.

Family Flight Challenge: Trailblazers Hub

Arthur Williams
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Family Flight Challenge: Trailblazers Hub

Hear Brian George Jones OBE as he relives his extraordinary accounts of Ballooning across the world with the Breitling Orbiter projects. Caroline Paige as the first Openly Transgender Officer In the British Armed Forces, advocate for Trans Equality and Inclusion and Richard Meredith-Hardy who will be telling of his ambitious hang-glider tow over Mount Everest. Hosted by TV presenter Arthur Williams.

Family Flight Challenge: Pioneers Hub

Boy with toy aircraft at Duxford Meet the Fighters 2016
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Family Flight Challenge: Pioneers Hub

Be a record breaker! Join the Family Flight Challenge to make a record breaking paper plane and take on target practice for long distance challenges. With your help, we'll be challenging the current paper plane flight world record at the Duxford Air Festival.

Family Flight Challenge: Engineers Hub

Two Children Meeting Aircraft 2017 May Air Festival
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Family Flight Challenge: Engineers Hub

It takes more than a pilot to make a plane fly! Get hands-on with Family Flight Challenge: Engineers Hub where you can work as a team to construct a 5ft giant model of a B-29 Superfortress.

Family Flight Challenge:  Inventors Hub

Bloodhound SSC at Duxford Air Festival 2017
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Family Flight Challenge:  Inventors Hub

Visit Family Flight Challenge: Inventors Hub where you’ll hear from leading scientists and innovators about everything from drones to the effects of lightening. See live demonstrations as they introduce you to ground-breaking inventions and the technologies of the future. Children will be inspired to imagine their own invention as part of the Family Flight Challenge.

Take a Virtual Spitfire flight

Image from cockpit of Spitfire
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Take a Virtual Spitfire flight

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 charges apply.

Get up closer on the Flightline Walk

Duxford Air Show Concourse
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Get up closer on the Flightline Walk

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.

Take to the skies with Classic Wings

Dragon Rapide flying over IWM Duxford
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Take to the skies with Classic Wings

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 charges apply.

Enjoy our extensive aircraft collection

SR-71 Blackbird
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Enjoy our extensive aircraft collection

Enjoy our extensive aircraft collection on the ground across IWM Duxford. Stare into the guts of the Vulcan, board Concorde, the fastest commercial jet airliner ever built and get close to aviation icons including the Spitfire, Lancaster and the secretive Blackbird.

Experience the best of Duxford Air Festival

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Experience the best of Duxford Air Festival

Enjoy being close to the action and witness the best of Duxford Air Festival hospitality with Gold Experience tickets. Or for an extra special family day out with children, check out our Family Experience.

Premium experiences are no longer available to book online but there will be limited upgrades on the day.

New Grandstand Experience

Book signing with author James Holland

New Grandstand Experience

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. These tickets are selling fast and have now limited upgrade available on the day.

Enjoy all of IWM Duxford's exhibition spaces

Family in American Air Museum
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Enjoy all of IWM Duxford's exhibition spaces

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

Ticket are no longer available for Duxford Air Festival. Please do not travel without a ticket. 

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2018 Air show Season

Grumman FM2 Wildcat
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Duxford Air Show
Flying Legends Air Show 2018

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14 to 15 July 2018

Battle of Britain Air Show Spitfires
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Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2018

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22 to 23 September

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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