Duxford Air Festival early bird ticket offer ends soon

The American Air Show at IWM Duxford Photographed 28/29th May 2016 [Picture: David Mackey]

The American Air Show at IWM Duxford Photographed 28/29th May 2016 [Picture: David Mackey]

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A festival of flying will take place at IWM Duxford this year – with children under 16 going free with a full paying adult.

IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show [Picture: Darren Harbar Photography]IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show [Picture: Darren Harbar Photography]

The Duxford Air Festival takes place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend – Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28.

It will be a feast of fabulous flying for all the family, and will include aerobatic displays and feats of aerial ingenuity.

Dynamic flying will fill the skies over IWM Duxford’s historic airfield, showcasing the skill and capability of amazing aircraft.

Confirmed participating aircraft include the spectacle of the Great War Display Team accompanied by flak, bombing and strafing effects, the Breitling Wingwalkers, the world’s only aerobatic formation wingwalking team, and The Blades, a world-class aerobatic display team.

In addition to the action in the sky, visitors can experience the award-winning exhibitions at IWM Duxford as entrance to the whole museum – including AirSpace, the newly-redeveloped American Air Museum and the Battle of Britain exhibition – is included in the price of the air show ticket.

Early bird discounted tickets are available until the end of the month.

To buy tickets, visit the IWM Duxford website.

The Duxford Air Festival is the first of three air shows at IWM Duxford in 2017, its centenary year.

About IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford is Britain’s best-preserved Second World War airfield, with a fascinating history that dates back to the First World War.

Its story reflects the landmark achievements made in aviation history.

Duxford is Europe’s premier aviation museum, where historic buildings intersperse with state-of-the-art exhibition halls, including AirSpace and the American Air Museum.

Historic aircraft can regularly be seen taking to the skies from Duxford’s wartime airfield.

With one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and artillery in the UK, Duxford also shows the impact of technological development on war and conflict.

Work began to build the airfield in 1917 while World War One was still being fought.

One hundred years later, Duxford remains an operational airfield and is now also a world-class aviation museum.

Tickets for all air shows must be booked in advance, with no on the day tickets available.

Also on sale now is the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show over the weekend of Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24.

This air show evokes Duxford’s finest hour defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940.

Duxford’s principle role as a vital Second World War fighter station is demonstrated by exceptional historic aircraft and a poignant massed Spitfire flight.

Across the museum, engaging activities bring Duxford’s Battle of Britain history vividly to life.

TICKET DETAILS:

• The Duxford Air Festival

Ticket prices quoted below are early bird rates. The early bird offer ends Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Standard (16+) early bird: £29.50

Two-day ticket: £42.50

Concessions: £19

Child aged up to 15: Free

Groups (10+, per person)*: £24.25

Friends of Duxford (Adult): £23.60

Parking charge (per car): £5

* Group rates apply to groups of 10 or more paying visitors.

Group tickets can only be booked by telephone by calling 01223 499 353.

• The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

Ticket prices quoted below are early bird rates. The early bird offer ends Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Standard (16+) early bird: £29.50

Two-day ticket: £42.50

Concessions: £1 9

Child aged up to 15: Free

Groups (10+, per person)*: £24.25

Friends of Duxford (Adult): £23.60

Parking charge (per car): £5

*Group rates apply to groups of 10 or more paying visitors.

Group tickets can only be booked by telephone by calling 01223 499 353.

All flying is subject to weather, serviceability and operational commitments.

Kids go free when an adult purchases a ticket for the air show.


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