Duxford Flying Finale

at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Duxford Flying Finale 2022

October 8th

Spitfires and Curtiss Hawk

Spitfires with Curtiss Hawk 75 in 2021

Duxford's last show of the 2021 season was called the 'Best of 2021'. It was listed as a Flying Day but turned out to be one of the best airshows of the year.

The RAF were represented by the Falcons, the Typhoon and the BBMF, including a long-awaited display by the Lancaster. There were also displays by the Curtiss Hawk 75 and the Hawker Nimrod.

It will be difficult to top the 2021 show but Duxford's last show of the 2022 season has become a 'Special Flying Event', rather than a Flying Day, has been renamed 'Flying Finale' and is billed as 'Celebrating the highs of all our flying displays and aerial events from the year, in one fabulous final flying display', so expectations will be high.

More details, including a flying list, will be in the table when known.

Aircraft will be listed here when known

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.


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.

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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


October 8th

Airshow links

Duxford's web site

Tickets in 2022

Tickets are available through the show's web site.


Sat Nav CB22 4QR


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


Photos taken at earlier Air Festivals at IWM Duxford


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