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The Vikings are Coming !!

The Vikings are Coming !!

The recovery of a rare airline to the UK

No, not the Norse chaps with cow horns on their hats but the stubby little 1940s airliner from Vickers. First flying in June 1945, when production ended 163 of these 21-36 seat aeroplanes would have graced our skies. They were operated all around the world with 35 UK airlines alone having had one on their books. BEA would over time operate a total of 80 examples. As the Second World War drew to a close, aircraft manufacturers in the UK began to look at how they could move from...

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Airliner Open Dates September

Airliner Open Dates September

When can I board the aircraft?

As we are a volunteer based organisation we will try our very best but the dates below are subject to change. ALL aircraft are open on Airshow days (September 16th and 17th) In Airspace: September Concorde Every Day HP Hermes (Museum) Every Day Avro York Every Day DH Comet 14, 21, 28 Outside:   Britannia 6,...

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Latest...

Winter work in the workshop 3

On board the Ambassador volunteers Ray and Cliff were doing major renovation work on the freight door. This...

Winter work in the workshop 2

The BAe146 axle stands have been created and painted also in for a repaint were the BAC 1-11 engine support panels.

Winter work in the workshop 1

The aircraft workshop looked pretty clear early February but new challenges arrived mid month. Huge fibreglass...

NEW ITEM

A recent visit to Duxford provided the opportunity to showcase the STROND watches in Concorde 101 G-AXDN's...

STROND Automatic Concorde Watch

*** Act soon to get a pre sale discount on this fantastic watch ***   An exciting new watch has...

 
Concorde app

Get the Concorde App

Our new virtual tour of Concorde, both inside and out, is available now on the Apple Store or Google Play.

Explore this incredible, half-century old vision of the future in unprecedented detail. Look around in full 360° animation, or zoom in for information on flight deck instruments.

Just 99p puts you in the pilot's seat!

Duxford Aviation Society gratefully acknowledges the generous support given by the Association of Independent Museums.

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Dates for your diary

October

Sunday

8

2023

Concorde Nose Lowering Demonstration

One of the unique features that made the Concorde able to cruise at twice the speed of sound was its ability to change the shape of its forward fuselage. For ground handling, take-off and... more >

 
October

Saturday

14

2023

Flying Day: Flying Finale

Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events since the very first Duxford Air Show in October 1973. more >

 
October

Sunday

29

2023

Concorde Nose Lowering Demonstration

One of the unique features that made the Concorde able to cruise at twice the speed of sound was its ability to change the shape of its forward fuselage. For ground handling, take-off and... more >

 

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Bristol Beaufighter MkVI

£9.60

NEW ITEMGeneral H. Norman  Schwarzkopf,  The Autobiography

£14.00

Brackles

£20.00

GREAT DEALS

IN THE SOCIETY SHOP

We take a lot of time choosing really great items for our selection of exclusive Collection merchandise. So you can be sure of style and fantastic quality. But we also know you want value for money, so we also set our prices to make our items affordable. That means our stuff actually sells, which is great news for our charity.

So take a look round our shop, treat yourself to something you fancy and everybody wins.

 
 

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