Duxford Flying Evening

at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Duxford Flying Evening 2023

August 26th at IWM Duxford

Sally B returning after display as the sun set

Sally B returning after display in 2022, as the sun set

Amongst the 2021 Flying Days was Duxford's first Flying Evening entitled 'After Hours', which proved to be a huge success.

For 2022 the Flying Evening was listed as a 'Special Flying Event' rather than a Flying Day but the visitor capacity and ticket prices were both lower than the main airshows. The Flying Evening has no special classification for 2023 so details of timings, prices and maximum capacity are not yet known.

Aircraft due to fly will be here when knownPlease check the show's site for the latest list

In case there are mistakes or changes, please check the show's site for the latest list.
Appearances are always subject to technical, weather and other constraints.

About IWM Duxford

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.

Duxford Flying Evening 2022

August 27th at IWM Duxford

Fokker DR1

Fokker DR1 at dusk in 2021

For 2022 the Flying Evening was listed as a 'Special Flying Event' rather than a Flying Day but it still had reduced crowd numbers and a reduced price - although no longer free for members.

Aircraft flying schedulePlease check the show's site for the latest list
Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 R4118: James Brown
de Havilland Tiger Moth
Yakovlev Yak-18T, Yakovlev Yak-52 (pair)

Hawker Nimrod Mk I G-BWWK (The Fighter Collection)
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia G-CFGJ 'N3200' (IWM)
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb BM597 G-MKVB (HAC)
Curtiss-Wright P-40C 'Warhawk'
Chipmunks x2
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver G-DHCZ: Aircraft Restoration Company
Curtiss-Wright P-36C G-CIXJ
Republic P-47 ThunderboltRepublic P47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie B'
Hispano HA-1112-M4L Buchon, ‘Yellow 7’ G-AWHM (Air Leasing)
Boeing B-17G 'Sally B'
North American AT-6C
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair G-FGID
Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat G-RUMM
Hawker Fury FB.II G-CBEL (Painted as Sea Fury Prototype)
Extra 300 (Mark Jefferies) (including pyrotechnics at twilight)
de Havilland Vampire FB6 (Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron)

In case there are mistakes or changes, please check the show's site for the latest list.
Appearances are always subject to technical, weather and other constraints.

About IWM Duxford

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.

Getting to Duxford Summer Airshow

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. This is a much longer route but it splits the traffic up. The Post Code (for Sat Nav) is CB22 4QR but some systems will only recognise the older code CB2 4QR.

 Directions

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.

Booking.com

 

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.

2023 Show Basics

Date

August 26

Airshow links

Duxford's web site

Tickets in 2023

Tickets are now available..

Travel

Sat Nav CB22 4QR

 Directions

For links to other travel and route planning web sites, click the 'Getting There' tab

Photos

Photos taken at the 'After Hours' Flying Evening in 2021

 

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