Experience IWM Duxford as the sun goes down at August after-hours flying evening

The NHS Spitfire on static display at IWM Duxford.

The NHS Spitfire on static display at IWM Duxford. - Credit: Gerry Weatherhead

Aviation enthusiasts will be able to experience flying at IWM Duxford after hours at a special August Bank Holiday weekend event.

The museum in Cambridgeshire will be hosting Flying Evenings: After Hours on Saturday, August 28.

Visitors will be able to watch a spectacular evening aerial display as the sun goes down over the historic airfield.

Yakovlev Yak-50 gives an impressive display at IWM Duxford.

Yakovlev Yak-50 gives an impressive display at IWM Duxford. - Credit: Gerry Weatherhead

From camera-ready flypast moments to enjoying refreshments on a lazy Saturday summer’s evening, you will see IWM Duxford in a whole new light.

Among the aircraft scheduled to fly are Flying Fortress 'Sally B' , the last remaining airworthy B-17 in Europe, a couple of Spitfires, a Curtiss P-40F Warhawk, Spanish fighter Hispano HA-112 MIL Buchón, the de Havilland DH89 Dragon Rapide, and Hawker Hurricane P3717, a Battle of Britain veteran.


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Gates open at 5pm and AirSpace and Hangar 4 will remain open during the event.

Tickets are on sale now via the Duxford website at www.iwm.org.uk/airshows/events

Last Wednesday's August 11 Flying Days: Showtime was designed for younger Duxford fans and their families.

Harvard approaches the grass landing strip at IWM Duxford.

Harvard approaches the grass landing strip at IWM Duxford. - Credit: Gerry Weatherhead

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While visitors could see reenactors on the ground and the NHS Spitfire up close on static display, there wasn't much flying to enjoy with only the North American Harvard, Yakovlev Yak-50, and Mudry CAP 10 taking to the skies.

Another Duxford flying day, Young Aviators, takes place at the IWM site on Thursday, August 19.

Mudry CAP 10B in flight at IWM Duxford.

Mudry CAP 10B in flight at IWM Duxford. - Credit: Gerry Weatherhead

Flying Days: Showtime

Re-enactors at IWM Duxford's Flying Days: Showtime event. - Credit: Gerry Weatherhead

The BBMF Lancaster undergoing engine runs at IWM Duxford.

The BBMF Lancaster undergoing engine runs at IWM Duxford. - Credit: Gerry Weatherhead

 Re-enactors with the BBMF Lancaster behind them at IWM Duxford.

Re-enactors with the BBMF Lancaster behind them at IWM Duxford. - Credit: Gerry Weatherhead

IWM Duxford's Flying Days: Showtime

IWM Duxford's Flying Days: Showtime - Credit: Gerry Weatherhead


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