With another year drawing to a close let us take the traditional look back at what’s been happening here at Duxford over the past 12 months. 2019 saw a large number of anniversaries affecting our collection and aviation in general. The big ones were the first flights 50 years ago of Concorde and the Boeing 747. Our BAC 1-11 also saw air under its wings for the first time in 1969 and the Comet celebrated the world’s first flight by a jet airliner 70 years ago. In...%>
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DAS & DAN Keith Bradshaw takes a look back at the much missed independent airline DAN-AIR and its contribution to the British Airliner Collection. One of the major contributors to the world famous British Airliner Collection was Dan-Air. Unusually for an airline they regarded their history with respect and as historic airliners were retired, instead of going to the scrap yard, they were treated like much loved workhorses and put out to pasture - parked on the...%>
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100 years on the 15th June 1919 the Vickers Vimy of Alcock and Brown 'landed' in Ireland to complete...
On 13th June 1965 the prototype Britten Norman BN2 Islander G-ATCT took off from the grass airstrip...
Boarding now! Sales of Boarding Passes were brisk. The British Airliner Collection aircraft welcomed visitors...
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.
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Duxford Aviation Society gratefully acknowledges the generous support given by the Association of Independent Museums.
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 >
The action-packed Duxford Air Festival returns for take-off Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Get ready to power your imagination... Concorde nose lowering demonstration at 12:00 From... more >
The action-packed Duxford Air Festival returns for take-off Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Get ready to power your imagination... Concorde nose lowering demonstration at 12:00. From... more >
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.