Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80


Start: 01/06/2024 08:00
End: 02/06/2024 18:00
Where: IWM Duxford

Our partners Aero Legends will be hosting the D-Day Squadron 2024 legacy fleet on the ground at their base at RAF North Weald before our displays on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June take place over historic RAF Duxford.


Flying List Announcements

Discover IWM Duxford's D-Day story in this 80th anniversary year and commemorate through a live-action flying display, living history groups, our museum and static collections the stories of the people who lived and fought during the Second World War – and the significance of the events of 6 June 1944. 

Expect more flying announcements on our Flying List page as we countdown to the must-see weekend. 


D-Day 80 years on

© IWM (B 5218).

Commandos of HQ 4th Special Service Brigade, coming ashore from LCI(S) landing craft on Nan Red beach, Juno area, at St Aubin-sur-Mer, 6 June 1944. © IWM (B 5218)

The D-Day landings, also known as Operation Overlord, was one of the most decisive military campaigns of the Second World War, which saw 156,000 Allied troops arrive in Normandy on 6 June 1944, for a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. 

In partnership with Aero Legends and The D-Day Squadron, the epic Second World War mass flight display will bring the extraordinary story of D-Day to life.


See historic Duxford's D-Day story take off

Imperial War Museums present a unique experience at IWM Duxford with this year's Duxford Summer Air Show, marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

This significant anniversary will be honored with the arrival of a fleet of historic Dakotas, the iconic aircraft of the D-Day landings, gracing the skies of Duxford for a series of spectacular flypasts throughout the weekend and a grand historic parachute drop on Saturday June 1st, over the airfield. 

As a charity, every Duxford Air Show 2024 purchase helps IWM continue to tell stories for future generations. 


 Last chance to book

Tickets are selling out fast. Please check availability and secure your tickets today:

Standard adult tickets are still available, including our offer for children aged 15 and under. Please secure a standard ticket now for each person in your group.

Standard tickets allow access to our complimentary shuttle bus service, designed to accommodate the increased number of visitors at Duxford Air Shows.

The complimentary shuttle bus service will run throughout the day to and from Cambridge train station and Trumpington Park and Ride.

Attendance on the day requires advance online ticket booking. Do not travel to IWM Duxford on Saturday 1 June or Sunday 2 June without a valid ticket for each member of your group.

Tickets to attend Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80 on Saturday 1 June will close at 11.59pm, Friday 31 May.

Tickets to attend Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80 on Sunday 2 June will close at 11.59pm, Saturday 1 June.

IWM Duxford Flying Season bookings are powered by See tickets. Please contact See tickets customer services with any queries once you have booked your tickets.

Sales of pre-booked merchandise and programmes will close at 10am on Friday 31 May.

Gold Experience tickets for both Saturday and Sunday are sold out.



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