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The sleeping princesses

The sleeping princesses   As a young boy, when we went on our ‘foreign’ holidays across the sea to the Isle of Wight, I always noticed the huge mummies on the dockside. My dad, who knew about these things, told me they were cocooned Princesses. For years I thought they were something from the Egyptian pyramids until he explained they were actually flying boats. This is the story of the sleeping princesses. Large flying boats were nothing new, between... more >
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Britannia-360-Pano

Click on image below to enter the Britannia 360-degree  passenger cabin tour.   more >
 
BN

Britten Norman BN2

Britten Norman BN2 - a British success story At 6:45 am on 11 September 1970 the prototype BN Trislander made its first flight. To commemorate this event we reflect on the history of the company that built it and the story behind how... more >

Trident 360 pano

Click on image below to enter the Trident 360-degree flight deck tour.   more >

 

Two Caledonians and a BCal

Two Caledonians and a BCal With all three airlines affectionately known in the trade as Callys, Caledonian Airways had two lives as Caledonian and one as the parent company of British Caledonian, although it must be said the last Caledonian... more >

VC10 360 Pano

Click on image below to enter the VC10 360-degree cabin tour.   more >

 
Comet

The de Havilland Comet

The world’s first passenger jet, complete with that characteristic jet whistle, triumphed over the tragic crashes of the 1950s to become the first non-stop, jet airliner across the Atlantic in 1958. Comet 4 G-APDB, now based at IWM... more >

CONCORDE – COLLECT YOUR TICKET

CONCORDE – COLLECT YOUR TICKET

Concorde 101 is open from 1 August but remember to collect your FREE timed ticket from the Concorde desk as early as possible after arrival at IWM Duxford. Boarding is distanced and limited to keep you safe. We look forward to seeing you soon!  more >