Celebrating 50 years of inspiring entertainment at Duxford Air Shows: in the air, on the ground and all around!

Join Imperial War Museums as we celebrate 50 years of incredible flying events at IWM Duxford.

From the ground to the skies above, we have entertained generations with the best flying displays, special vintage entertainment, aviation history and fun for all ages.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of aviation as you explore museum hangars and exhibitions packed full of aircraft, vehicles and objects, and enjoy spending time with friends and family before you watch aircraft soar over the sky of this historic airfield.

Get ready to fill your diary with action-packed flying events throughout 2023.

Duxford Air Shows 2023

Duxford Summer Air Show

Saturday 24th June

Sunday 25th June

In the air and on the ground, get ready for sky high entertainment! The sights, sounds and pure adrenalin filled action returns in June 2023. Kids go free!

IWM members receive 10% off Duxford Air Show tickets. Become a member before you book, from just £5 a month.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

Saturday 16th September

Sunday 17th September

A weekend of history: in the air, on the ground, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back in time to Summer 1940 in September 2023. Kids go free!

IWM members receive 10% off Duxford Air Show tickets. Become a member before you book, from just £5 a month.

2023 Flying Events

Duxford Flying Evening

Saturday 26 August 2023

See Duxford in a whole new light as dusk turns to dark across this historic airfield. Bank holiday weekend, Saturday 26 August.

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Duxford Flying Finale

Saturday 14 October 2023

Celebrate the highs of all our flying events since the very first Duxford Air Show in 1973. Join us on this day 50 years later - 14 October 2023.

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Flying Days 2023

Flying Days are a series of special themed events throughout the summer, reflecting on the role Duxford has played in aviation history. These special events provide a scheduled flying display on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Flying Days: VE Day

Sunday 7 May 2023

Celebrate the role of aviation icons in the fight for victory during the Second World War and enjoy a best of British day-out as part of your Coronation weekend.

IWM members go free to Flying Days. Become a member before you book, from just £5 a month.

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Flying Days: Commemorating D-Day

Sunday 4 June 2023

Duxford played a pivotal role in Operation Overlord, providing air support for D-Day operations. Experience a special flying display to honour our place in history

IWM members go free to Flying Days. Become a member before you book, from just £5 a month.

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Flying Days: The Americans

Friday 28 July 2023

Honouring American and British shared World War Two history with flying displays, living history groups and more.

IWM members go free to Flying Days. Become a member before you book, from just £5 a month.


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Flying Days: 19 Squadron

Saturday 12 August 2023

Honouring the legendary status of 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who tested the first Spitfire from August 1938 until they flew into combat over Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain.

IWM members go free to Flying Days. Become a member before you book, from just £5 a month.

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Entry to IWM Duxford is included in your ticket price. It played a central role in some of the most dramatic days in 20th century history - serving as a base for many of the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots during the Second World War. Inside every hangar and exhibition - and outside them too - there are hundreds of large aircraft, vehicles, boats and more. Walk around them, inside them, above and below them and get the chance to see aircraft take off from our historic runway.

IWM members receive 10% off Duxford Air Show tickets, Duxford Flying Evening and Duxford Flying Finale tickets. Become a member before you book, from just £5 a month.

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