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Duxford Summer Air Show 2022 complete guide: Flight times, what to see and what to take



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The ever-popular Duxford Air Show is back this weekend (June 18-19) at Imperial War Museum Duxford.

Wing walkers. Picture: Keith Heppell
Wing walkers. Picture: Keith Heppell

Look out for world-class formation display team the Blades, the Red Arrows (flypast, Saturday only), Avro Lancaster (Saturday only), RAF Falcons and the Bremont Great War Display Team. Expect to also see Spitfires and Hurricanes in action in homage to Duxford’s role in the Second World War, as well as daring aerial acts from the Aerosuperbatic Wing Walkers.

Connor Dimmock, Aircraft Restoration Company engineer, works on repairing the engine of the Spitfire Mk1a N3200 at IWM Duxford in preparation for the Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
Connor Dimmock, Aircraft Restoration Company engineer, works on repairing the engine of the Spitfire Mk1a N3200 at IWM Duxford in preparation for the Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell

Meanwhile, on the ground, visitors can enjoy live music, circus comedy and workshops with Fitup Productions, meet exotic animals with the team from Zoolab, see a traditional steam fair, meet and learn from living history groups, and access the Flightline walk (before noon) to see all the aircraft and crews up close.

The flying line-up on the Saturday and the Sunday, is as follows:

  • AeroSuperBatics Wing Walkers
  • The Blades
  • The Red Arrows (Flypast, Saturday only)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I
  • Avro Lancaster (Saturday only)
  • RAF Falcons
  • North American TF-51D Mustang ‘Contrary Mary’
  • Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
  • B-17G Flying Fortress ‘Sally B’
  • Black Cats Helicopter Display Team
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI de Havilland Vampire FB.5
  • Bremont Great War Display Team
  • RAF Grob Tutor Display Team
  • Stichting Fokker Four
  • Jet Pitts - Muscle Biplane
  • Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
  • Strikemaster Pair
  • Gyro Air Displays (RotorSport Calidus)
  • Team Raven
  • T-6 Harvard Pair

Visitors will also be able to explore IWM Duxford’s exhibitions and array of aircraft, tanks and boats and are advised to bring a bottle of water, folding chairs or picnic blankets. Windbreaks are also permitted. The following are not allowed on site: dogs or other animals, barbeques, step ladders or stools, tents.

IWM Duxford marks 80 years since the Avro Lancaster entered service with events and appearances this summer to coincide with the doumentary film, Lancaster. Here volunteer Denise Himsworth can be seen by the gun turret in the tail of the aircraft. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford marks 80 years since the Avro Lancaster entered service with events and appearances this summer to coincide with the doumentary film, Lancaster. Here volunteer Denise Himsworth can be seen by the gun turret in the tail of the aircraft. Picture: Keith Heppell
2021 Battle of Britain Air Show at the IWM Duxford. Picture: Keith Heppell
2021 Battle of Britain Air Show at the IWM Duxford. Picture: Keith Heppell

Phil Hood, IWM Air Show event manager, said: “The first air show of the season is always hotly anticipated and we can’t wait to deliver a fantastic weekend of entertainment over what looks to be a warm and sunny couple of days.

“As always, there will be plenty of aerial displays and fast flying action in the skies from the likes of the Wing Walking team, the RAF Falcons parachutists, the official helicopter display team of the Royal Navy and a flypast from the Red Arrows on the Saturday.

2021 Battle of Britain Air Show at the IWM Duxford. Picture: Keith Heppell
2021 Battle of Britain Air Show at the IWM Duxford. Picture: Keith Heppell

“Entertainment on the ground will offer something for everyone with live music, a traditional steam fair, living history groups and fantastic vehicle displays and, of course, IWM Duxford’s fascinating exhibitions and hangars. If you don’t have your tickets yet there is still time – we guarantee it will be a weekend to remember.”

The flying times are as follows:

Saturday, June 18

1.15pm - The Falcons RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

1.32pm - Muscle Pitts Pitts S-2S

1.46pm - Gyro Air Displays Calidus Autogyro

2pm - Royal Air Force Tutor Display Team Grob Tutor T1

2.10pm - Strikemaster Display UK 2 x BAC Strikemaster

2.24pm - Bremont Great War Display Team 7 x First World War replicas

2.45pm - Catalina Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

2.59pm - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster B1

3.09pm - The Red Arrows 7 x BAe Systems Hawk T1

3.14pm - Team Raven 6 x Vans RV-8

3.42pm - Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron MiG-15UTI/Vampire FB.52

3.54pm - US Fighters P-47D Thunderbolt/TF-51D Mustang

4.04pm - The Black Cats Wildcat HMA2

4.15pm - AeroSuperBatics Wing Walkers 2 x Boeing PT-17 Stearman

4.32pm - Stichting Fokker Four 4 x Fokker S-11

4.49pm - B-17 Sally B Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

4.57pm - The Blades 4 x Extra EA-300

5.22pm - Spitfire Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia

Sunday, June 19

1.15pm - The Falcons RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

1.32pm - AeroSuperBatics Wing Walkers 2 x Boeing PT-17 Stearman

1.51pm - Gyro Air Displays Calidus Autogyro

2.05pm - The Black Cats Wildcat HMA2

2.14pm - Strikemaster Display UK 2 x BAC Strikemasters

2.28pm - Bremont Great War Display Team 7 x First World War replicas

2.49pm - Catalina Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

3.03pm - Team Raven 6 x Vans RV-8

3.27pm - Royal Air Force Tutor Display Team Grob Tutor T1

3.42pm - Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron MiG-15UTI/Vampire FB.52

3.54pm - US Fighters P-47D Thunderbolt/TF-51D Mustang

4.04pm - Harvards 2 x North American T-6

4.16pm - Muscle Pitts Pitts S-2S

4.28pm - Stichting Fokker Four 4 x Fokker S-11

4.47pm - B-17 Sally B Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

4.55pm - The Blades 4 x Extra EA-300

5.22pm - Spitfire Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia

For more information, and to book tickets, visit iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford.

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