In addition to major airshows, The Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford has 'Flying Days', previously called 'Showcase Days'. In 2021 each of these Flying Days will be themed. See the table for the themes of this year's Flying Days.
There will be a chance to visit the museum, pop up displays and experiences and then to enjoy some afternoon flying.
Entry to Flying Days is free for IWM members (but members still have to book) and parking is free for everyone.
A summary of Flying Days in 2021 is in the table. More information will be added when announced - or visit Duxford's web site or social media (there are links on the 'Basics' tab).
|Remaining Duxford Flying Days 2021|
|Behind the Scenes||July 3rd|
|Squadron 19 Heroes||August 4th|
|Young Aviators||August 19th|
|Best of 2021||October 9th|
|See the British Airshows calendar for a full list of all known British airshows in 2021 or Duxford Airshows page for a list of all Duxford airshows in 2021|
Duxford was an airfield in the First World War and was an RAF fighter station and then an American fighter base in the second. It was the base of the first operational Spitfire squadron during WW2.
It is now home to the Imperial War Museum with aviation, tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits as well as the Fighter Collection, The Old Flying Machine Company, The Aircraft Restoration Company, Historic Aircraft Collection, B-17 Preservation Society and others.
|Hawker Hurricane P3717|
|Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia G-CFGJ 'N3200' (IWM)|
|North American NA-64 Yale|
|de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide|
|North American Harvard Mk.IV 'Wacky Wabbit'|
|Hispano HA-1112 Buchon G-AWHK 'Yellow 10' (ARC) (did not fly)|
|Curtiss-Wright Hawk 75 G-CCVH (did not fly)|
In case there are mistakes or changes, please check the show's site for the latest list.
|Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXb G-ASJV MH434|
|Hispano HA-1112 Buchon G-AWHK 'Yellow 10' (ARC)|
|Goodyear Corsair G-FGID|
|Piper L4 Grasshoppers (3)|
|Republic P47 Thunderbolt 'Nellie B'|
|North American P-51D Mustang 'Contrary Mary' (formerly 'Miss Velma') G-TFSI (Anglia Aircraft Restorations / Ultimate Fighters)|
|Grumman Wildcat G-RUMW|
|Douglas C-47 Skytrain|
|Display Aircraft. Flew on the day|
|Piper L4 (Clive Denney)|
|Hawker Hurricane Mk Xlla 'P3700' (HAC) (Dave Harvey)|
|SIAI Marchetti F.260 G-RAZI (Paul Freeland)|
|PBY-5A Catalina (Derek Head and John Harmsworth)|
|Goodyear Corsair G-FGID (Brian Smith)|
|Supermarine Spitfire LFVb EP120 G-LFVB: The Fighter Collection (Dave Southwood)|
|Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia G-CFGJ 'N3200' (IWM) (John Romain)|
Duxford is in Cambridgeshire, off Junction 10 of the M11. If you are coming from the north, an alternative is to leave at Junction 11 and take the A10 to Royston, then the A505, although this is a much longer route. The Post Code (for Sat Nav) is CB22 4QR but some systems will only recognise the older code CB2 4QR.
There are links to other route planners in the Travel Advice section.
The easiest (but not the closest) train station is Cambridge, which has a direct service from London.
Alternatives are Royston and Whittlesford Parkway, which is the closest to the show.
It is best to book as far as possible in advance. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online.
There are plenty of booking agencies. We find that many of the well known ones are better at finding hotels from international or larger UK chains and may suggest hotels in main towns or cities quite a distance from the show site.
There are three Premier Inn hotels in Cambridge and another four within about 20 miles of the show.
Click any of the blue names to go to the corresponding web site. The links already have the location built in, but please check, and change as necessary, the dates, number of rooms and number of guests.
A full 7 day Duxford weather forecast from the UK Met Office
The Met Office 7-day forecast includes actual and "feels like" temperatures, the likelihood of rain, wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts and visibility: the latter can have an impact on the viability of displays.
The BBC's 14-day forecast has overall conditions including and hourly estimate of temperature, wind direction, wind speed and UV range.
Click the blue-text link to go to the forecast. The location is already built into the links.
See the full list on the '2021 Flying Days' tab
Free for members
Tickets for the first 3 Flying days are all sold out
Parking is free on Flying Days
Sat Nav CB22 4QR
For links to other travel and route planning web sites, click the 'Getting There' tab