Friday 30 March 2012
First flying displays announced for The Jubilee Air Show
at IWM Duxford
IWM Duxford will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style at The Jubilee Air Show on Sunday 27 May.
A stunning aerial display will feature historic and contemporary aircraft from the past 60 years and beyond performing in the skies over IWM Duxford.
Flying displays confirmed to date feature historic and contemporary aircraft from the Royal Air Force, including the legendary Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster, Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire; Eurofighter Typhoon from No.6 Squadron RAF Leuchars; BAE Systems Hawk from No.208 Squadron, RAF Valley; Embraer Tucano from No.72 Squadron, RAF Linton-on-Ouse; Beechcraft King Air from No.45 Squadron, RAF Cranwell and the Grob 115E Tutor from No.115 Squadron, RAF Cranwell.
The Royal Navy is represented by a solo Lynx helicopter display by No.815 Naval Air Squadron from Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton.
Vintage aircraft flying at this celebratory air show include two glorious 1930s Hawker Nimrod single-seat biplanes; the beautiful and rare Hawker Fury Mark I biplane; two North American Harvards, single-engine trainer aircraft which played a vital role in training fighter pilots during the Second World War; three examples of the iconic Spitfire, synonymous with IWM Duxford's heritage; the famous B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B; de Havilland Dragon Rapide and the rip-roaring North American F-86 Sabre.
Also displaying is the Gloster Meteor T7 from Air Atlantique, which was the star of the show at the Autumn Air Show 2011.
On the ground, there will be fun-packed activities for all the family to enjoy and the whole museum is open to explore.
To mark 60 years of the Queen's reign, IWM Duxford is offering senior visitors (aged 60 plus) a free ticket for The Jubilee Air Show when a full price adult or senior ticket is 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 www.iwm.org.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01223 499 353. The Box Office is open from Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. There is no booking fee but a postage and packing fee applies per transaction.
Advance tickets will be available until:
For overseas postal delivery – 5pm on Friday 11 May
For UK postal delivery – 5pm on Wednesday 16 May
images © IWM 2012
Follow the progress of IWM Duxford's new exhibition, Historic Duxford, on its blog by going to iwm.org.uk
What's On at IWM Duxford:
The Land Warfare Tour - on selected dates until 23 March 2012
Duxford and the Battle of Britain Tour - on selected dates until 24 March 2012
The Jubilee Air Show – Sunday 27 May 2012
Flying Legends – Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July 2012
The Duxford Air Show – Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2012
Autumn Air Show – Sunday 14 October 2012