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Duxford Summer Air Show takes off with Red Arrows flypast planned

Duxford Summer Air Show takes off with Red Arrows flypast planned

The Duxford Summer Air Show kicked off with several displays this afternoon (Sunday, June 25). Guests at the International War Museum saw iconic aircraft take to the skies – and those of us not attending also had a chance to spot some amazing planes.

The Red Arrows display will happen today at 5pm, after the display team have flown from Marham, where they have been stationed overnight. Their flightpath will take them over Whittlesey and Longstanton on their way to and from the event.

Joining them in the skies above Cambridgeshire over the weekend were the RAF Grob Tutor Display team (The Tutor T1 is used by Royal Air Force Elementary Flying Schools and University Air Squadrons across the UK). Guests also got to see the Wingwalking Team, Jet Pitts, Team Raven and many more.


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The rest of the museum was packed with activities to enjoy. There were a variety of talks, workshops, hands-on activities, STEM workshops, static collections, museum entry and so much more.

If you spot the Red Arrows as they fly past, you can send in your photographs to: [email protected]. Feel free to send us any other snaps from the day.


Thanks for joining us

There’s still plenty going on at the Duxford Summer Air Show.

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A highlight will be the Red Arrows display at 5pm.

Keep your eyes on the skies across the county and you might see some iconic aircraft.

Send in your snaps to: [email protected].

Current temperatures at Duxford

It is currently 31C at Duxford, according to the Met Office.

UV levels are very high and pollen levels are high.

Advice from the Summer Air Show organisers is to stay hydrated in the heat.

Temperatures will be 29C at 5pm for the Red Arrows display.

Red Arrows set to perform at 5pm

There have been some incredible displays so far today.

The Red Arrows are set to perform at 5pm.

Here’s when you can see them across Cambridgeshire this afternoon and evening.

What else is on at the Duxford Summer Air Show?

On the ground, there are plenty of activities to enjoy.

There are a variety of talks, workshops, hands-on activities, STEM workshops, static collections, museum entry and more for guests to enjoy.

Update from the Red Arrows

The Red Arrows have posted a picture on Twitter ahead of their performance later today.

A spokesperson said: “We also have members of our support team – the Blues – on the ground at the event.

“Stop by the Red Arrows tent and say hello!”

Duxford to make appearance in upcoming film

Filming was taking place on February 16 at Imperial War Museum Duxford(Image: Robert West)

Duxford is being used as a location for the upcoming Netflix film Six Triple Eight , the story of the only all-Black, all-female battalion of World War II.

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The film is written and directed by Tyler Perry and the cast includes Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Susan Sarandon, and more.

You can learn more here.

Spitfires seen earlier in the week

A CambridgeshireLive reader captured some footage of Spitfires earlier in the week ahead of the Duxford Summer Air Show.

Check it out here.

Advice from Imperial War Museum Duxford

Today is the second day of the Duxford Summer Air Show at the Imperial War Museum.

Here’s some advice from IWM Duxford:

  • Tickets for the event are now unavailable – please do not travel to IWM Duxford without a valid ticket.
  • Temperatures today are expected to reach 30C, so keep hydrated.
  • Check online for traffic updates as you travel.

When can you see the Red Arrows over Cambridgeshire?

The Red Arrows will be flying over Cambridgeshire to reach Duxford, where their display will take place at 5pm.

The Red Arrows will leave Marham, where they have been stationed overnight, at 4.49pm.

They will travel in the vicinity of Kings Lynn before passing north-east of Whittlesey at 4.54pm.

They will then fly north-west of Boworth at 4.58pm before their 5pm performance.

The return flight to Marham will take them over Arkesden at 5.25pm and Therfield at 5.28pm.

They will also fly north of Longstanton at 5.30pm before arriving in Marham at 5.35pm.

The timings and route may change due to weather or other requirements.

Delays around Duxford

There is some congestion on the roads around Duxford due to today’s event.

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According to traffic monitoring company Inrix, there is congestion on the A505 in both directions around Duxford airfield.

Congestion extends to to the Moorfield Road crossroads, a mile back past the M11.

Welcome to our live blog

We’ll be keeping our eyes on the skies as the Duxford Summer Air Show is set to begin.

Enjoying the action?

Send us your snaps at: [email protected].

  • June 25, 2023