Remembering the Mighty Eighth at the Duxford spring air show this Sunday

If you still have no plans for this weekend, IWM Duxford’s Spring Air Show on Sunday will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United States Army Air Force arriving at RAF Duxford in April 1943. The flying programme will present the Red Arrows, the Breitling Wingwalkers and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire, Lancaster and Hurricane, but the highlight of the show will be the first-ever display by the Eagle Squadron consisting of a Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire Mark I, P-47 Thunderbolt and the P-51 Mustang Princess Elizabeth (click here to see the latest flying participation list).

If you have not been to an air show at IWM Duxford, this short video will show you what you have been missing:

In addition, the Imperial War Museum has put together this short video where American veterans describe what it was like to be posted at Duxford from 1943-1945:

Directions and Prices

The Imperial War Museums’ website has directions to IWM Duxford and be sure to check out our special guide to the area by clicking here. For the day of the event:

IWM Duxford will be open from 8am to 6pm. The flying display will start at approximately 2pm and finish at approximately 5.30pm. This will give you plenty of time in the morning to explore the whole of the museum, take part in activities across the site and soak up the atmosphere provided by trade stands.

Advance ticket booking is now closed, but you can also buy tickets on Sunday with the prices being:

Adult (16-59 years): £25.50
Senior (60 years and over): £20.40
Child (5-15 years): £12.75
Infant (4 years and under): free
Student: £17.85
Unemployed: £17.85
Disabled Adult, Senior, Student: £17.85
Carer (one per disabled visitor): free
Friends of Duxford Adult: £20.40
Friends of Duxford Senior: £16.30

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