What planes are at RAF Duxford?

Airco/de Havilland DH9 (AS; IWM) Airspeed Ambassador 2 (CiA; DAS)

  • Airspeed AS40 Oxford Mk 1 (AS; IWM) Amiot AAC1 Toucan (equiv to Junkers Ju52 3mg 10e.
  • AAC1) (CiA; IWM)
  • Avro 698 Vulcan B2 (AS; IWM)
  • Avro Canada CF-100 Mk 4B (AS; IWM)
  • Avro Shackleton MR1/T4 (cockpit section only)
  • Avro York C1 (AS; DAS)
  • BAC TSR-2 (AS; IWM)
  • How many hangers does Duxford have?

    Duxford contains over thirty of these buildings, the largest number at any one site. Listed buildings include three hangars dating back to the First World War and the operations block, which received Grade II* status.

    Is Concorde still at Duxford?

    Concorde 101 is open daily from 10:30am till 3pm, hosted by a member of the Duxford Aviation Society. Airborne Assault is the Regimental Museum of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces and tells the stories of the soldiers who go to war from the air.

    What Spitfires are at Duxford?

    Sit in our Spitfire N3200 is now based at Duxford, the same airfield it took off from before it was shot down, crash landing on a beach and sinking into the sand.

    Does Duxford have a Lancaster bomber?

    Step inside a Lancaster Bomber at IWM Duxford during February half-term break. The spotlight will fall on the legendary Avro Lancaster, one of Britain’s most iconic Second World War bombers, at IWM Duxford during the February half-term holiday.

    Is Duxford an active airfield?

    The airfield is owned by the Imperial War Museum (IWM) and is the site of the Imperial War Museum Duxford and the American Air Museum….Duxford Aerodrome.

    Duxford Aerodrome Royal Air Force Duxford USAAF Station 357
    Duxford – 9 July 1946
    IATA: none ICAO: EGSU
    Airport type Private-owned, Public-use

    Who owns Duxford Airfield?

    the Imperial War Museum
    Today, RAF Duxford is owned by the Imperial War Museum (IWM) and is the site of the Imperial War Museum Duxford, and the American Air Museum. It also houses The Fighter Collection and the Historic Aircraft Collection, two private operators of airworthy vintage military aircraft.

    Do you have to book Duxford?

    There is no requirement to book in advance for any of our branches. Visitors, including members, are welcome to turn up on the day. However, we do recommend booking in advance if you can, to ensure you can enter at your preferred time even during busy periods.

    Is Duxford Air Show Cancelled?

    These ‘normals’ were disrupted in 2020 by Covid-19, when May’s Duxford Air Festival and July’s Flying Legends were cancelled….Air Shows at IWM Duxford.

    Duxford Airshows 2021
    Flying Day September 4
    Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show September 18-19
    Flying Day October 9

    Does Duxford have a Spitfire?

    Spitfire Experiences The Supermarine Spitfire is synonymous with Duxford. For the chance to see this iconic aircraft in close quarters from the air choose a Wing to Wing experience or for the ultimate aviation encounter it is now possible to fly as a passenger in a Spitfire, find out more.

    Why was Duxford built?

    Duxford was built during the First World War and was one of the earliest Royal Air Force stations. The Royal Flying Corps expanded in 1917 and Duxford was one of the stations established to train aircrews for flight – and for battle.

    Where has the Lancaster bomber been today?

    One of only two Lancaster bombers still flying has landed at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire after undergoing an almost year-long maintenance programme. Crowds were there to witness the aircraft, built in 1945, touch down at the airbase. It will now rejoin the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

    Is the Duxford Airfield a working Aviation Museum?

    Today DUXFORD is undoubtably the crowning glory in British aviation history as a working aviation museum and in as much as they have many large aircraft, (both civil and military), on static display. And of course many classic, especially military aircraft, to be seen displaying in their air shows. It really is a magnificent achievement.

    Is the former RAF Duxford still in use?

    However plans were never finalised. Today, former RAF Duxford is owned by the Imperial War Museum and location to the Imperial War Museum Duxford and American Air Museum. In addition, it houses The Fighter Collection and the Historic Aircraft Collection (two private operators of airworthy vintage military aircraft).

    What kind of planes are at Duxford airfield?

    DUXFORD is of course now the home of the excellent and very large Imperial War Museum, a collection of a wide variety of mainly military types but also civil airliners and GA types. The collection also has a big section devoted to US military aircraft including a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.

    When did British Airways move to Duxford airfield?

    After retirement it was on display at Lasham Airfield until it was transferred to the Duxford Aviation Society and moved to Duxford in 1986 for a 20-year restoration programme. Operated by BEA from 1969 until British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) and BEA merged to form British Airways in 1972.