We felt the Power of the Duxford Air Festival in 2017...

The BAe Typhoon of the Royal Air Force faced off against the French Dassault Rafale, the Falcons against the Red Devils. We felt the noise, speed and pure exhilaration of modern aircraft flying in contrast with the historic warbirds that inspired technology and innovation in flight.

This celebration of flying created an air show that people couldn't get enough of, from our visitors to the incredible pilots and display teams.

 

Three Spitfires flying at Battle of Britain Airshow
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We stepped back in time to our finest hour in 2017...

The biggest formation of Hurricanes and Spitfires seen in the UK in years took to the skies over historic Duxford. The spectacular flying display created an air show that visitors will always remember.

You told us...

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You told us...

'There isn't a place like Duxford in the world that I'm aware of; that has so many permanently based aircraft and brings so many people in from everywhere. There are all the exhibits that people can come along with their families and have a really good day out'.

Wingwalker Jet Streams

'I've had a fantastic day…I've had an amazing time. It's an excellent experience for everyone - the thrills, the sounds and excellent history, all together'.

Kids at Duxford Air Show
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'We like watching the airplanes. I'd tell my friends to come see the air show as I want them to see the planes with me'

Catalina flying overhead
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'I'd recommend the air show to anyone, families, enthusiasts, anyone. I've been coming here for 30 years, my father brought me when I was a boy and I've been hooked ever since. It really is a wonderful day out for all the family'.

 

'Duxford is an historic place where these planes actually flew and it’s amazing you can watch them here today'

 

'There are so many different things to see….you can see all the aeroplanes, all the hangers, I love all the people dressed in their uniforms walking around it adds to the variety…brilliant!'

 

Spitfire formation
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‘14 spitfires, such an impressive sight, the sounds was awesome’

 

'Nowhere in the country- in the world - will you see an air show like this. These type of aircraft, their hangars, Imperial War Museums' collection - it's a completely unique place to host an air show'

 

'It’s a commemoration of our past and it think it’s really important that we remember'

2018 Duxford Air Show Tickets now on Sale

2018 Duxford Air Show Tickets now on Sale

Buy our great value Early Bird tickets and join the countdown to an even bigger and bolder 2018.

Need more reasons to book now? All tickets booked for either Duxford Air Festival or Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show by 23:59 on 8 February will automatically be entered into our prize draw for the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime Spitfire flight with our partner Classic Wings.