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The Jetliner Race

The jetliner race

The Jetliner Race

The story of the early jet airliners

Ask any 1950s schoolboy, or anyone interested in aviation history or travel what the first jet airliner was and they will correctly tell you the de Havilland Comet. Ask them what the second one to fly was and you would no doubt get varied answers such as the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8, the Sud Aviation Caravelle or maybe a long shot the Convair Cv-880. Almost nobody would correctly say the Avro Canada C102. This aeroplane first flew in Canada on 10 August 1949 just two weeks after the...

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Boeing’s best selling baby

Boeing’s best selling baby

The story of the 737

  From its entry into airline service with Lufthansa in February 1968 to the present day, you could visit any airport around the world and very likely see an example of Boeing’s best selling jet. With nearly 11,000 built, 400 waiting to be delivered and orders for many more this aeroplane is an icon of the airliner world. This baby Boeing is of course the Boeing 737 series. Back in the mid-1960s Boeing was busy building 707s for long haul flights and 727s for...

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BAC 1-11 360° flight deck tour.
BAC 1-11 360° pano

Click on image below to enter the BAC 1-11 360-degree flight deck tour.    

BAC 1-11 Passenger Cabin 360°
BAC 1-11 Passenger Cabin 360°

Click on image below to enter the BAC 1-11 360-degree passenger cabin tour.

Viscount Passenger Cabin 360°
Viscount Passenger Cabin 360°

Click on image below to enter the Viscount 360-degree passenger cabin tour.  

Viscount 360° pano

Click on image below to enter the Viscount 360-degree flight deck tour.    

Ambassador Passenger Cabin 360°
Ambassador Passenger Cabin 360°

Click on image below to enter the Ambassador 360-degree passenger cabin tour.  

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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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.