Duxford in Cambridgeshire is a very popular venue for warbird enthusiasts. There is an extensive museum which is free to look around during a Duxford Airshow and includes many WWII examples.
Duxford is home to the Imperial War Museum Collection (IWM), The Fighter Collection (TFC), The Old Flying Machine Company (OFMC), The Aircraft Restoration Company (ARC), Historic Aircraft Collection (HAC), B-17 Preservation Society etc. The airfield itself is an historic site dating back to 1918. In the second world war it was home to the first operational Spitfire squadron. Duxford's fighters were frequently scrambled against the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain.
Duxford has several Airshows during the season with the popular Flying Legends Air Show usually being held in July. If you like warbirds then Duxford is the airshow to visit.
Duxford 2017 Airshows:
• 27-28 May - Duxford Air Festival
• 08-09 July - Flying Legends Air Show
• 23-24 Sept - Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
Please check with official IWM Duxford website for ticket prices and booking.
2017 Aviation Event Days at IWM Duxford:
This year, IWM Duxford will be hosting a series of aviation event days. Pilots and aviation groups will have the opportunity to land at this historic airfield and enjoy a fascinating day exploring the museum's renowned exhibitions and heritage.
• Duxford Airfield Safety Day - 08 April
• Vintage Aircraft Club (VAC) Bonus Day - 03 June
• Light Aircraft Association (LAA) Bonus Day - 05 Aug
See 2017 Aviation Event Days at IWM Duxford for more details.