August 27th at IWM Duxford
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 has been listed as a 'Special Flying Event'.
|Aircraft due to flyPlease 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'|
|de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver G-DHCZ: Aircraft Restoration Company|
|Curtiss-Wright P-36C G-CIXJ|
|Republic 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.
Click to see photos of the 2021 Flying Evening 'After Hours'
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 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.
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.
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.
There are three Premier Inn hotels in Cambridge and another four within about 20 miles of the show.
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.
Tickets are available through the show's web site.
Access IWM Duxford from 17.00
Flying from about 18.00
Gates close 22.00
Sat Nav CB22 4QR
For links to other travel and route planning web sites, click the 'Getting There' tab
Photos taken at the 'After Hours' Flying Evening in 2021