With the Duxford Summer Air Show just a week away, IWM is delighted to announce some changes to the event (24-25 July) and new additions to the flying list which include the P-47D Thunderbolt, TF-51D MustangGrumman Wildcat and plenty of Spitfire nostalgia with five additional Second World War fighters taking to the skies.

In light of the latest government guidance announced this week, the capacity of the event will be increased to allow 8,000 ticket holders to attend on both Saturday and Sunday, giving even more visitors the chance to enjoy IWM Duxford’s first Air Show since 2019. We are also thrilled to be able to open all indoor exhibitions and hangars for the duration of the weekend meaning there will be plenty to explore in-between flying. Highlights include the immersive Ops Block exhibition, which opened in September 2020 to mark 80 years since the Battle of Britain; discovering the best collection of American military aircraft displayed outside the US in the American Air Museum; and getting up close to a range of tanks and other military vehicles in Land Warfare Hall. The Red, Green and Blue Zones will now only be used for parking, entering and exiting the site and visitors will be granted unrestricted access to the showground upon entry, allowing them to explore more trading stalls and on-the-ground activities and entertainment, which include living history groups and static vehicle displays. 

Whilst we continue to work within the parameters of the updated government guidance, we are maintaining some measures to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers on site. These include requiring ticket holders aged 16 and over to show their Covid-19 status as a condition of entry, details of what this means can be found here. We are also still strongly encouraging that visitors wear face coverings whilst indoors and in congested areas for the protection and safety of others. 

For more information on Duxford Summer Air Show please visit the website.”