Duxford Flying Days

Previously called Showcase Days

Flying Days at IWM Duxford 2024


BBMF Lancaster in 2021

The number of Flying Days has gradually reduced. In 2024 there are just three.

Access to the IWM Duxford on Flying Days is free for members but still has to be booked.

Parking does not have to be pre-booked for flying days but there are no park and ride services at stations.

Flying details will be in the tables when announced.

Duxford Flying Days May - August 2024
VE DayMay 5th
The AmericansJuly 26th
19 SquadronAugust 31st
See the British Airshows calendar for a full list of all known British airshows in 2024 or Duxford's own Airshows page for details of Duxford airshows

VE Day
May 7

Expected display aircraft
Please check the show's site for the latest list
Spitfire MV293Supermarine Spitfire FR XlV G-SPIT MV293 (previously as MV268 JE-J) (Fighter Aviation)
Lockheed 12Lockheed 12A Electra Junior G-AFTL (Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd)
Hawker Tempest (Fighter Aviation Engineering)
Hawker Fury G-CBELHawker Fury FB.II G-CBEL 'SR661' (Painted as Sea Fury Prototype) (Fighter Aviation Engineering)

The Americans
July 26

Display aircraft expected
Please check the show's site for the latest list

19 Squadron
August 31

Display aircraft expected
Please check the show's site for the latest list

Getting to Duxford Flying Days

By car

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.

By Train

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.

Click here to create a pocket timetable for your journey between any stations on the National Rail network.

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Accommodation near Duxford

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.

The location is already built in to the links but please check, and change as necessary, the dates, number of rooms and number of guests.



Some More Options

There are three Premier Inn hotels in Cambridge and another four within about 20 miles of the show.

Travelodge have one hotel about 4 miles from the show, which tends to be available a little bit longer after other low-cost hotels have been fully booked. There are three more Travelodge hotels in and around Cambridge.

Weather for the Duxford area

UK Met Office Forecast

A full 7 day Duxford weather forecast from the UK Met Office

BBC Forecast

A 14-day forecast from the BBC

What the forecasts tell you

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.

2022 Show Basics


See the full list on the '2022 Flying Days' tab

Airshow links

Duxford's web site

Tickets in 2022

Free for members but need to be booked.
See the show's page for the specific Flying Day for ticket details.

Car Parking

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