Imperial War Museum Duxford is pleased to announce that tickets for the 2011 IWM Duxford air shows are now on sale. Following exceptionally successful air shows in 2010, which created some truly unforgettable aerial spectacles, the museum now prepares for the 2011 season, presenting a range of inspiring themes that will whet the appetite of aviation enthusiasts everywhere.

Spring Air Show – Celebrating Women in Aviation
Sunday 22 May
Women have always played an integral role in the development of aviation, from the pioneering days of early flight to today’s sophisticated air power. The Spring Air Show celebrates the achievements of women in aviation – from technological development to daring aerial aptitude.

The Duxford Air Show – 75th anniversary of the Spitfire
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September
Enjoy the sight and sound of the celebrated British single-seat fighter aircraft in the year that marks the 75th anniversary of the Spitfire’s inaugural flight. The Spitfire was first seen by the public at the RAF Hendon Air Pageant in 1936 and only a few years later formed the backbone of RAF Fighter Command. IWM Duxford, the spiritual home of the Spitfire, celebrates the aircraft’s power and panache in a spectacular air display.

Autumn Air Show – Remembering the Korean War
Sunday 16 October
The Korean War was the first major conflict in which jet aircraft sought air superiority alongside the final-generation propeller-driven piston fighters. The Autumn Air Show pays homage to this uniquely international air battle, characterised by the contrast between the highly-developed piston engine and the first generation of jet aircraft.

The museum is offering an Early Bird discount of 15% on air show tickets, available until 31 January 2011, providing the perfect opportunity to purchase tickets for presents this Christmas. To receive your tickets in time for Christmas, we strongly recommend booking by:

Monday 6 December (for overseas delivery)
Friday 17 December (for UK delivery)
Please note that delivery in time for Christmas is NOT guaranteed.

After 31 January 2011, the normal advanced ticket discount of 10% applies.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.iwm.org.uk/duxford or by calling the Box Office on 01223 499 353.
The Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
There is no booking fee but a postage and packing fee applies per transaction.

Advance tickets will be available until:
Spring Air Show: For overseas postal delivery – 5.00pm on Friday 6 May For UK postal delivery – 5.00pm on Wednesday 11 May

The Duxford Air Show: For overseas postal delivery – 5.00pm on Friday 19 August For UK postal delivery – 5.00pm on Wednesday 24 August

Autumn Air Show: For overseas postal delivery – 5.00pm on Monday 3 October For UK postal delivery – 5.00pm on Thursday 6 October

Please call the Box Office on 01223 499 353 should you require further assistance. Please note that tickets for Flying Legends 2011 will be on sale in due course