The final flying participation has now been announced for The Duxford Air Show (Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September) and it is an amazing line-up!

Just confirmed is a flypast of United States Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles on both Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September.

On Sunday 9 September only, a pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons fromthe Royal Norwegian Air Force will fly alongside a pair of de Havilland Vampires fromthe Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron.

This exciting combination has never been seen before in the UK. It brings together the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s first andmost contemporary jet fighter aircraft.

Also fromthe Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron is their newly-acquired Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, an American-built jet trainer aircraft, which will be flying on Saturday 8 September only.

The presence of the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron at The Duxford Air Show commemorates the centenary of aviation in Norway, celebrated this year. It also acknowledges the long-standing historical connection between the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Royal Air Force.

From New Zealand come two rare replica First World War aircraft, the Albatros DV.a, a German single-seat biplane that sustained aerial combat in the skies over France for longer than all of themore famous Fokkermodels combined; and the RE.8, a two-seater reconnaissance biplane.

Also representing the bold and brave innovation of the First WorldWar era are replicas of the Fokker DR-1, the type of aircraft in which the Red Baron gained his last 19 victories, and a Nieuport 17, a French biplane fighter aircraft of the era.

The world-famous Red Arrows will performon Sunday 9 September only, while the Aerostars will be performing stunning aerobatics on both days of The Duxford Air Show.
Flying on Saturday 8 September only is Avro Vulcan XH558, which previously flew at IWM Duxford in September 2008. Vulcan XH558 performs amajestic flying display in the 60th anniversary year of the Vulcan’smaiden flight and the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict, in which the Vulcan played a vital role.

XH558 was the first Vulcan B Mark 2 to be delivered to the RAF and the last Vulcan to leave RAF service after a sterling 33 years. It is now the oldest complete Vulcan in the world.

A pair of Tornado GR4s from15 (R) Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth willmake their debut appearance at IWM Duxford in the 30th anniversary year of the Tornado entering RAF service.

In scenes reminiscent of the Battle of Britain, five Spitfires, including a rare Mark I Spitfire, will fly in a tailchase formation with two Hispano Buchons, representing Messerschmitt Bf109 aircraft, and a Hawker Hurricane.

There’smore superb biplane action with the Royal Navy Historic Flight’s Swordfish, the Antonov An-2, the largest single-engine biplane ever produced and still flying, and the de Havilland Dragon Rapide (flying on Sunday 9 September only).

Following its outstanding performance in striking Jubilee colours at The Jubilee Air Show, the Shorts Tucano fromthe Central Flying School Flight at RAF Linton-on-Ousemakes a welcome return at The Duxford Air Show on Saturday 8 September only.

Making only its second air show appearance is The Fighter Collection’s P-47 hunderbolt Snafu whichwas a highlight of this year’s Flying Legends Air Show.

Evenmore exciting flying includes the BAe Hawk from208 (R) Squadron, RAF Valley; the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota; the Gnat Display Team Pair; B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B; Douglas C-47 Skytrain; Bucker Bu 131 Jungmann; Curtiss Hawk 75; Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat; Consolidated PBY Catalina (flying on Saturday 8 September only) and the North American T-28 Trojan.

This has to be one of themost exciting flying displays seen at IWM Duxford in recent years! There are plenty of activities to enjoy across IWM Duxford and themuseumis open to explore throughout the day.

Living history groups will be bringing SecondWorld War history to life, with RAF Ops 1939-45 recreating an RAF Fighter Pilots’ dispersal position and giving visitors a glimpse of 1940s Bomber briefings in action.

The Military Equipment Collectors will be recreating the role of the RAF ground crew who kept Spitfires constantly at scramble readiness throughout the Battle of Britain and beyond. They will be displaying an RAF Mobile Mechanic Unit with early Second World War field equipment.

Colonel Richard Graham will be hosting his popular talks about the SR-71 Blackbird in the American Air Museumnext to the SR-71 Spyplane that he flew. Colonel Graham’s talks will take place at 10am and noon on both Saturday and Sunday.

Children of all ages can enjoymaking and painting an Airfixmodel in AirSpace between 10.30am and 4pm and can then take theirmodelmasterpiece home as a souvenir of The Duxford Air Show.

Duxford Aviation Society’s The British Airliner Collection will be open to explore, including the iconic Concorde. Duxford Radio Society will be presenting radio equipment displays between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

On both days between 10amand 2pm, touch, hold and find outmore about RAF Bomber Command historic objects in AirSpace next to the iconic Lancaster. Learn about United States Army Air Force historic objects in the American Air Museumfrom10amto 2pm.

There is still time to purchase your tickets in advance to save 10% and get a free child ticket, which is available with every adult or senior ticket purchased. This offer is on advance ticket purchases only; it cannot be used on the day of the event.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.iwm.org.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01223 499 353. The Box Office is open from Monday to Friday from 9.30amto 4.30pm.

There is no booking fee but a postage and packing fee applies per transaction.

Advance tickets will be available until:

  • 5pm on Friday 24 August for overseas postal delivery
  • 5pm on Wednesday 29 August for UK postal delivery

 

The Duxford Air Show
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September

Saturday 8 September
Vulcan XH558 – Vulcan to the Sky Trust
F-15E Strike Eagle x 2 flypast – United States Air Force
Hawk – 208 (R) Squadron, RAF Valley
Tornado GR4 x2 – XV(R) Squadron, RAF Lossiemouth
Tucano – CFS Flight, RAF Linton-on-Ouse
Dakota – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby
Spitfire IX – Royal Netherlands Air Force Historic Flight
Spitfire V – Historic Aircraft Collection
Spitfire Ia – Aircraft Restoration Company/ Historic Flying Limited
Spitfire IXT – Aircraft Restoration Company/ Historic Flying Limited
Spitfire XVI – Richard Lake
Hispano Buchon (Messerschmitt Bf 109) – Aircraft Restoration Company/ Historic Flying Ltd/ R Lake
Bucker Jungmann – Skytricks
RE8 – The Vintage Aviator Limited
Albatros DV.a – The Vintage Aviator Limited
Hurricane – Historic Aircraft Collection
B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B – B-17 Preservation
Curtiss Hawk 75 – The Fighter Collection
Grumman F8F Bearcat – The Fighter Collection
P-47 Thunderbolt – The Fighter Collection
Catalina – Plane Sailing
Douglas C-47 Skytrain – Dakota Heritage Ltd
North American T-28 – Radial Revelations
Yak 50 x 6 – Aerostars Aerobatic Formation
Gnat x 2 – Gnat Display Team
Antonov An-2 – Antonov An-2 Club
Nieuport 17 – Rob Gauld –Galliers
Fokker DrI – John Day
Lockheed T-33 – Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
Swordfish – Royal Navy Historic Flight, RNAS Yeovilton

On static display:
De Havilland Dragon Rapide – D & M Miller
F-86 Sabre – Golden Apple Operations
Junkers Ju-52 – Imperial War Museums
Hawk – 208 Squadron, RAF Valley
Tucano – CFS Flight, RAF Linton-on-Ouse
Douglas DC-3 – All Planes

Sunday 9 September
Hawk x 7 – Red Arrows, RAF Scampton
F-15 Strike Eagle x 2 flypast – United States Air Force
F-16 Fighting Falcon x 2 flypast – Royal Norwegian Air Force
Vampire x 2 – Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
Hawk – 208 (R) Squadron, RAF Valley
Tornado GR4 x 2 – XV (R) Squadron, RAF Lossiemouth
Dakota – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby
Spitfire IX – Royal Netherlands Air Force Historic Flight
Spitfire V – Historic Aircraft Collection
Spitfire Ia – Aircraft Restoration Company/ Historic Flying Ltd
Spitfire IXT – Aircraft Restoration Company/ Historic Flying Ltd
Spitfire XVI – Richard Lake
Hispano Buchon (Messerschmitt Bf 109) – Aircraft Restoration Company/ Historic Flying Ltd/Richard Lake
Bucker – Jungmann Skytricks
Re.8 – The Vintage Aviator
Albatros DV.a – The Vintage Aviator
Hurricane – Historic Aircraft Collection
B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B – B-17 Preservation
Curtiss Hawk 75 – The Fighter Collection
Grumman F8F Bearcat – The Fighter Collection
P-47 Thunderbolt – The Fighter Collection
Douglas C-47 Skytrain – Dakota Heritage Limited
North American T-28 – Radial Revelations
Yak 50 x 6 – Aerostars Aerobatic Formation
Gnat x 2 – Gnat Display Team
Antonov An-2 – Antonov An-2 Club
Nieuport 17 – Rob Gauld-Galliers
Fokker DrI – John Day
Swordfish – Royal Navy Historic Flight, RNAS Yeovilton
de Havilland Dragon Rapide – D & M Miller

On static display:
Catalina – Plane Sailing
F-86 Sabre – Golden Apple Operations
Junkers Ju52 – Imperial War Museums
Hawk – 208 Squadron, RAF Valley
Douglas DC-3 – All Planes