The airfield

LIne up of GA aircraft at IWM Duxford
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The airfield

Imperial War Museums owns and operates Duxford Airfield, a celebrated historic airfield that first opened in 1918 and remains operational today. Situated alongside IWM Duxford’s famous hangars and exhibitions, this unique airfield is one of the most outstanding and exciting destinations for GA aircraft in the world.

Duxford airfield is Prior Permission Required (PPR). Please download our essential information for visiting pilots.

Daily landing fees

Lineup of GA aircraft at IWM Duxford
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Daily landing fees

  • Single engine: £15.95 (up to maximum weight 2730 Kg), £35.95 (above 2730 Kg)
  • Twin engine: £26.95 (up to maximum weight 2730 Kg), £46.95 (above 2730 Kg)
  • Overnight parking: £9 (single engine), £13 (twin engine)

Special opening (extensions) on application. For details please call the Airfield Tower on 01223 833 376 or email AirTraffic@iwm.org.uk

Terms and Conditions

De Havilland Dragonfly cockpit
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Terms and Conditions

The use of Duxford Airfield by visiting aircraft is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use.

The publication of these Terms and Conditions of Use constitutes an offer by the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum to permit use of Duxford Airfield by visiting aircraft. Use of Duxford Airfield constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

General Aviation Bonus days

GA aircraft parked close to IWM Duxford control tower
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General Aviation Bonus days

Each year, our Airfield team runs a series of aviation event and bonus days for pilots and aviation groups.

Duxford Airfield Safety Day 14 April 2018

Vintage Aircraft Club Bonus Day 2 June 2018
Light Aircraft Club Bonus Day 4 August 2018
British Microlight Aircraft Club Bonus Day 9 September 2018

To book your place contact tbetchley@iwm.org.uk or call 01223 499360

Flying into air shows

Three Spitfires flying at Battle of Britain Airshow
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Flying into air shows

Visiting GA aircraft are welcome to fly into our air shows and our booking system is now open. You can reserve a landing slot by emailing AirTraffic@iwm.org,uk or calling 01223 833376.

Duxford Airfield is Prior Permission Required (PPR) and pilots must read our Duxfield Aerodome Air Show Procedures before booking. Please note that you will be asked for your intended arrival/departure gate.  Please note that all slot times are local BST.  Pilots are responsible for filing their GAR forms.

A copy of the latest Duxford Airfield Air Show Procedures can be downloaded here.

Group visits

 Lineup of GA aircraft at IWM Duxford
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Group visits

Groups flying into Duxford airfield enjoy discounts on landing fees and on entry to the museum.

Group visits must be arranged in advance: please call the Airfield Tower on 01223 833 376 or email AirTraffic@iwm.org.uk.

  • Group landing fee (five aircraft or more): £13.55 (single engine per aircraft up to 2730 Kg), £22.95 (twin engine per aircraft up to 2730 Kg)
  • Discounted group tickets to IWM Duxford are available

Training flights

 Lineup of GA aircraft at IWM Duxford
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Training flights

Organisations operating training flights are welcome at Duxford Airfield, whether as a cross-country land-away or circuits. Instructors can give students experience of working an AFIS "Flight Information Service", grass and hard runway operations and perhaps the thrill of landing on the grass after a Spitfire or other warbird. Landing fee discounts are available to training organisations. Training organisations should contact the Airfield Operations Office on 01223 497 987 or email tbetchley@iwm.org.uk

Training landing fees

  • Single engine landing: £8 (up to 2730 Kg), £18.50 (above 2730 Kg)
  • Twin engine landing: £13.50 (up to 2730 Kg), £24 (above 2730 Kg)
  • Circuit single engine: £22 per hour (up to 2730 Kg), £42 per hour (above 2730 Kg)           
  • Circuit twin engine: £32 per hour (up to 2730 Kg), £52 per hour (above 2730 Kg)

Keep your aircraft at Duxford

GA aircraft parked at Duxford
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Keep your aircraft at Duxford

Parking on the outside tie-downs is available at Duxford at both short-term and long-term rates. Aircraft owners can take advantage of the airfield’s excellent runways, ‘Flight Information’ air traffic service and enjoy the unique atmosphere which comes from sharing the airfield with Spitfires, Hurricane, Mustangs and many other war birds. Keep Your Aircraft at Duxford information and contact details.

Resident Aeromedical Medical Examiner (AME)

Motor Glider at Duxford
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Resident Aeromedical Medical Examiner (AME)

For more information click on the following link:

http://www.inlustris.co.uk