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IWM Duxford

The Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire is undoubtedly a mecca for military and aviation history enthusiasts. First established as an RAF base in World War I, and playing a vital role in the Battle of Britain during World War II, the museum now houses over 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery, naval vessels and many exhibitions and artefacts. And that's not all, as at FlyDays.co.uk, we are proud to offer some incredible Vintage Flying experiences, including a package where you can fly in formation in a Hurricane Hawker alongside a Spitfire. Browse and book our complete range of Imperial War Museum Duxford Flying Experiences today.
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IWM Duxford
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

Imperial War Museum Duxford is located next to Junction 10 of the M11 motorway, and because of its central location, is easily accessible from both Cambridge and Stansted Airport. The nearest train station is Whittlesford Parkway, and a taxi from the station to the museum takes just over 5 minutes.

Runway
06/24
Dimensions(m)
1503x32
Surface
Asphalt
TORA(m)
06-1199
LDA(m)
06-1199
AMSL
125ft
Restaurant Restaurant
Maintenance Maintenance
LandingFee Landing Fee
Custiner Service Customs
Runway True Runways
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Flying Experiences at IWM Duxford

40 Minute Biplane Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
40 Minute Biplane Flight
An aerial trip back in time awaits on this 40 minute flight in a carefully restored vintage biplane, available to get up in the sky in at our biggest ...
£359.00
30 Minute Biplane Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Biplane Flight
Chocks away, chaps, as you get to take a retrospective flight like no other on a 30 Minute Flight in a stunning and fully restored vintage Biplane at ...
£299.00
30 Minute Flying Lesson and IWM Duxford Entry Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flying Lesson and IWM Duxford Entry
Take to the air with a 30 Minute Flying Lesson at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. On arrival you will be given a safety brief by the team so you ar ...
£169.00
40 Minute Tiger Moth Flight and IWM Duxford Entrance Experience from flydays.co.uk
40 Minute Tiger Moth Flight and IWM Duxford Entrance
Prepare to take flight into a golden age of military aviation with a 40 minute flight in a vintage Tiger Moth biplane at the Imperial War Museum in D ...
£319.00
30 Minute Tiger Moth Flight and IWM Duxford Entrance Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Tiger Moth Flight and IWM Duxford Entrance
Vintage military aircraft lovers will be absolutely in their element on this incredible value package combining a 30 minute flight in a Tiger Moth bi ...
£269.00
20 Minute Tiger Moth Flight and IWM Duxford Entrance Experience from flydays.co.uk
20 Minute Tiger Moth Flight and IWM Duxford Entrance
The Tiger Moth biplane is one heritage aircraft that still holds a high degree of affection for aviation enthusiasts - particularly military aviation ...
£219.00
15 Minute Tiger Moth Flight and IWM Duxford Entrance Experience from flydays.co.uk
15 Minute Tiger Moth Flight and IWM Duxford Entrance
Those with a burgeoning interest in Great Britain's military aviation history will enjoy this superb 15 minute flight in a bonafide Tiger Moth biplan ...
£189.00
Harvard and Spitfire Flying Experience Duxford Experience from flydays.co.uk
Harvard and Spitfire Flying Experience Duxford
This most evocative of vintage flying experiences will transport you back to a golden age of military aircraft - the 1940s - with a warbird flight th ...
£1395.00

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30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Choose a location from one of the available Nationwide flying clubs to have a 30 minute Flying Lesson. There is no better way to take the first steps ...
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Weekday 90 Minute Lynx Session Experience from flydays.co.uk
Weekday 90 Minute Lynx Session
The Westland Lynx had been flying in the UK’s skies since 1971 as is a firm favourite with aviation lovers. The helicopter was decommissioned by the ...
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30 Minute Combat Flight for Two Offer Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Combat Flight for Two Offer
Ever dreamt of stepping into the cockpit of a Spitfire or a Messerschmitt and engaging in high-stakes dogfights just like the heroes of the Battle of ...
£75.00
60 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing Experience from flydays.co.uk
60 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing
Take flight for 60 minutes in a Microlight, with full pre-flight briefing at our biggest selection of UK airfields, all of which have microlighting c ...
£169.00
30 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Nationwide Microlight Flight Plus Briefing
Get to know one of the lightest ways to enjoying a flying experience, with this 30 Minute Flight in a Microlight, including Briefing, available at a ...
£99.00
40 Minute Biplane Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
40 Minute Biplane Flight
An aerial trip back in time awaits on this 40 minute flight in a carefully restored vintage biplane, available to get up in the sky in at our biggest ...
£359.00
30 Minute Biplane Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Biplane Flight
Chocks away, chaps, as you get to take a retrospective flight like no other on a 30 Minute Flight in a stunning and fully restored vintage Biplane at ...
£299.00
30 Minute Flying Lesson and IWM Duxford Entry Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flying Lesson and IWM Duxford Entry
Take to the air with a 30 Minute Flying Lesson at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. On arrival you will be given a safety brief by the team so you ar ...
£169.00

Information About IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford:

The Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, is one of the UK's most well-recognised aerodromes and a mecca for military and aviation history enthusiasts. Located next to Junction 10 of the M11 motorway, and because of its central location, it is easily accessible from both Cambridge and Stansted Airport.

The aerodrome was built during the First World War and was one of the earliest Royal Air Force Stations to be established. During the 1917 period, the Royal Flying Corps - The air arm of the British Army before and during WWI - expanded, and Duxford was one of the many new airfields established to train RFC aircrew.

After the war ended, it was kept open as a training school, and by 1938, the reputation of RAF Duxfords No.19 Squadron was so well known that it became the first RAF squadron to re-equip with the new Supermarine Spitfire, which flew to Duxford that August.

The Battle of Britain:

During the 1930s, the Royal Air Force organised the defence of Britain into different areas, known as groups. Each of the groups defended different areas of the country. During the Battle of Britain, RAF Duxford was a sector for No.12 Group, which covered the UK's Midlands and East Anglia regions. Duxford also controlled a satellite airfield at Fowlmere.

During this period of the Battle of Britain, Duxford and Fowlmere were responsible for protecting the Midlands and helping the fighters of the No.11 Group. The 11 Group were responsible for the South-East of England, including the areas of London, and put up with some of the worst fighting circumstances in the summer of 1940.

Britain was their next target when Holland, Belgium, and France fell to German forces. RAF Duxford was placed in a high state of readiness for what was yet to come. The intense air fighting that followed in the coming days has become known as the Battle of Britain. On 15 September 1940, 'Battle of Britain Day', its squadrons took to the air to defend attacks aimed at London.

In April 1943, RAF Duxford became home to the 78th Fighter Group, who were in charge of escorting the impressive fleets of US Eighth Air Force bombers on their costly daylight raids against Germany. A year later, on D-day, 1994, every available 78th Fighter Group Thunderbolt supported the invasion behind the beachheads of Normandy.

Women's Auxiliary Air Force During BOB:

During the Battle of Britain, many women were stationed at Duxford. They were employed in vital work, such as plotting aircraft positions in the operations room. The WAAF plotters - Women Auxiliary Air Force plotters would update the map in the 'ops room' to show where friendly and enemy aircraft were.

After:

Following the Second World War, RAF Duxford entered its last operational phase. In July 1961, the last operational flight was made. Today, IWM Duxford is established as the European centre of aviation history. The historic site, combined with its outstanding collections of aircraft, vehicles, tanks, and so much more, combined with its world-renowned Air Shows, combines a spectacular experience. And that's not all, as at FlyDays.co.uk, we are proud to offer some incredible Vintage Flying Experiences, including a package where you can fly in formation in a Hurricane Hawker alongside a Spitfire.

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