Airshows at Duxford this year

The Imperial War Museum's Duxford base in Cambridgeshire are staging a series of airshows this year.

The Imperial War Museum's Duxford base in Cambridgeshire are staging a series of airshows this year.

The D-Day Anniversary Airshow takes place on Sunday June 6. It promises to be a stunning focal point for those wishing to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day. It will feature aircraft that flew in 1944 as well as their modern counterparts. The displays will be the culmination of a week of D-Day related activities at the museum and the show will also feature a brief service of commemoration. Tickets are £18 for adults, £13 for senior citizens and £7 for ages 5-15 and other concessions.

The Flying Legends Airshow takes to the skies over the weekend of July 10-11 and features a matchless selection of classic American and European fighters. The veterans, the pilots, the aircraft and the atmosphere are all present in this wonderful two-day action entertainment experience. Tickets are £25 for adults, £16 for senior citizens and £8 for ages 5-15 and concessions.

The Duxford 2004 Airshow is on the weekend of Septemer 4-5 and is a family extravaganza of fast jets and vintage classics. Civil and military aircraft, both vintage and modern, will take to the air in a display of skill and artistry. Tickets are £22.50 for adults, £14 for senior citizens and £7 for children and concessions.

Duxford's airshow season closes on Sunday October 10 with Duxford's Autumn Airshow, focusing on two popular aircraft classics — the Hurricane and the Spitfire. Tickets are £18 for adults, £13 for senior citizens and £7 for children aged 5-15 and concessions.

t Concessionary rates applies to 16-18 year olds, students, registered unemployed and those in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance or Income Support. Disabled visitors and carers are also charged the concessionary rate, but disabled children are free. Details on 01223 499301

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