Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled

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Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled

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It is with great sadness that we have taken the decision to cancel the Duxford Battle of Britain Proms and the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show 2020. We were looking forward to the Air Show as much as the thousands of visitors who had bought tickets for what promised to be a brilliant weekend.
We have been working tirelessly with our partners including Public Health England and South Cambridgeshire District Council in order to explore all avenues for hosting the event. However, we take our responsibility for the safety of our visitors and local community very seriously and feel it would be irresponsible to continue with the event in this rapidly-changing climate.

We are devastated to have to take this decision, and want to thank our visitors, supporters, partners, neighbours and staff members for their incredible support over the past few days and weeks. IWM, like many other museums across the country, is under significant financial pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic so it is a huge blow to have to cancel one of our biggest events less than a week before it takes place. We are confident that our visitors, partners and supporters understand we would not have taken lightly a decision of this magnitude.

We are hugely sorry about the disruption that this cancellation will cause for everyone. We will be in touch with everyone who has purchased a ticket to offer refunds and options to donate your ticket to IWM or consider membership opportunities with access to a host of benefits including free entry to all IWM sites and much more for a whole year.
We promise to return with a packed programme for our next Air Show season and will release details about our 2021 programme in due course.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support for IWM.


Surprised it doesn't have its own thread yet. Bust since flying displays are starting to be confirmed......
Cancelling Duxford Air Festival and Flying Legends last month disappointed the IWM team as much as air show fans. We are still working hard to plan for an amazing 80th Anniversary Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, with special measures to protect the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff.

In these unprecedented times, we will be capping attendance to our events this year. And so to allow more people to be part of it, the 80th Anniversary Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show weekend is now a spectacular three-day event! The new Duxford Battle of Britain Proms on Friday 18 September will start off our bumper Air Show commemorations, filled with flying and entertainment, climaxing with sunset flypasts and an evening filled with music.

IWM Members will enjoy exclusive priority access to the new Duxford Battle of Britain Proms tickets from 12:00 PM, Thursday 14 May. Look out for our email tomorrow, direct to your inbox, with more information on how to book.

Friday

Flying Display - Spitfires

Spitfire ML407 Grace Spitfire
Spitfire Mk.Ia N3200
Spitfire T9 PT462
Spitfire T9 PV202
Spitfire Mk.PRXI PL983 'L'
Spitfire Mk.Vc JG891
Spitfire Mk.Ia X4650
Spitfire Mk.Ia AR213


Hawker Hurricanes

Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I P3717
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I R4118

P51 Mustangs

North American P-51D Mustang 44-72216 'Miss Helen'
P-51D Mustang 'Warhorse'

Other Warbirds

North American Harvard Mk.IV ‘Taz’
Hispano HA-112 MIL Buchón
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina


RAF Displays

RAF Red Arrows 3PM
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - 3 Spitfires, Hurricane & Avro Lancaster - Dowding Formation 6pm

Other Displays

The Blades
Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team
North American Harvard Mk.IV ‘Taz’
Strikemaster Pair
AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers
De Havilland DH-9 E8894
Tiger 9

Saturday and Sunday

Flying Display - Supermarine Spitfires

Other Aircraft
Spitfire Mk.XVIe TD248
Spitfire Mk.Ia Spitfire N3200
Spitfire Mk.XVIII, SM845
Spitfire T9 PT462
Spitfire T9, PV202
Spitfire Mk.PRXI PL983 'L'
Grace Spitfire T9 ML407
Spitfire Mk.Vc JG891
Spitfire Mk.Ia X4650
Spitfire Mk.Ia AR213
Spitfire PR Mk.XI Hangar 11 PL965
Spitfire Mk.VIII MV154
Spitfire Mk.Vc AR501
Spitfire Mk.IXb MH434
Spitfire Mk.XIX PS853

Hawker Hurricanes
Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib Z7015
Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I R4118
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I P3717

P51 Mustangs

North American TF-51D Mustang 44-84847
North American P-51D Mustang G-SHWN
North American P-51D Mustang 'Miss Helen' 44-72216

Other Warbirds

Noorduyn Harvard Mk.IV
North American Harvard Mk.IV 'Taz'
Hispano HA-112 MIL Buchón 'Yellow 10'
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina 'Miss Pick Up'
Yakolev Yak 3 - G-OLEG


RAF Displays
RAF Red Arrows
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - 3 Spitfires, Hurricane & Avro Lancaster - Dowding Formation

Other displays

The Blades
Strikemaster Dispaly team - 2x BAC Strikemasters
Tiger 9 Aeronautical Display Team
Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team


Cancelled
The Great War Display Team
Hawker Sea Fury T20 - WG655

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Well the Red's have got there PDA today, i wonder if they will be doing any airshows?
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Hopefully, would be good to see them at least once this year. BBMF are also working up to a PDA so hopefully they will be involved at Duxford.

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Something new this year. Engine runs and dedicated static area for aircraft not in the flying display
We're introducing new areas especially for our enthusiast fans. Ground Running Engines will showcase engines removed from the air craft to see their magnificent mechanics up close. And we'll be creating a dedicated Static Aircraft outdoor area to showcase aircraft not featured in the air show, to enjoy the beauty of the collections we have to offer all year round.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/the-showground-8 ... n-air-show

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Had ground running engines before at Duxford (Legends)...

Maybe the idea is to blow any Covid away from the crowds...
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BobL wrote:
Thu 09 Jul 2020, 8:37 pm
Had ground running engines before at Duxford (Legends)...

Maybe the idea is to blow any Covid away from the crowds...
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Sports will allow crowds from October, however their will be pilot schemes for outdoor events starting in August. I hope Duxford can fall into that pilot category

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The pilots are before 1 August, and are for various sizes of indoor event.

Duxford are already planning public flying events for 4 & 19 August, Old Warden are holding one tomorrow.

Motor Racing events open to the public are already taking place, Brands Hatch had a historic meeting last weekend.

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Reds self confirmed, by Red 10 on the Virtual RIAT stream.

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That's good :) I'll get to see them at least once this year. Hopefully BBMF are also on the list. I think they and the Reds are the only RAF teams still displaying in 2020?

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jasonT1981 wrote:
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That's good :) I'll get to see them at least once this year. Hopefully BBMF are also on the list. I think they and the Reds are the only RAF teams still displaying in 2020?
i suspect we will see them both. the BBMF have worked up a display so i imagine if Duxford goes ahead they will be there

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I wonder if the de Havilland Dragon/Dragon Rapide will be doing pleasure flights on Duxford weekend. Would it even be possible with social distancing?

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Red Arrows, BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane and the Blades added as well as

Spitfire Mk.Vc - JG891
Spitfire Mk.Ia - X4650
Spitfire Mk.Ia - AR213
Spitfire PR Mk.XI

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Really considering going but i'm quite eager to know how the social distancing will work, after attending Shuttleworth i just can't see it being anything like that..

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From an email tonight
Saturday tickets are 75% sold, Sunday 50% sold.
Gold Experience tickets sold fast and are now unavailable for both Saturday & Sunday. BUT we have created a Gold Experience offer for the Duxford Battle of Britain Proms on Friday 18 September. Booking now!

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lynothehammer wrote:
Thu 23 Jul 2020, 4:40 pm
Really considering going but i'm quite eager to know how the social distancing will work, after attending Shuttleworth i just can't see it being anything like that..
I'm interested in this too, have they mentioned anything yet?

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This is all that I can find at the moment: https://www.iwm.org.uk/airshows/faqs/covid-19. It will be interesting to see how the Showcase Days in August work to start to see how they might manage the full show.

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Tickets bought for the Sunday, here's hoping for a good day. :)

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While it is no surprise given yesterdays terrible crash, the Sea Fury has now been removed from the flying list.

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itfcscott wrote:
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 1:17 pm
This is all that I can find at the moment: https://www.iwm.org.uk/airshows/faqs/covid-19. It will be interesting to see how the Showcase Days in August work to start to see how they might manage the full show.
Crowd limit for the Battle of Britain airshow is 15,000 per day. Saturday is nearly sold out, Sunday is getting there.

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Out of interest - what is the typical crowd limit for a Duxford airshow?

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MiG_Eater wrote:
Thu 06 Aug 2020, 9:02 am
Out of interest - what is the typical crowd limit for a Duxford airshow?
i'd be interested to know that, i thought the limit was around the 15k mark anyway

in regard to the show, i'm still hoping for the best, expecting the worst given that we are still not allowed mass gatherings and with increasing local lockdowns around the country

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rutley wrote:
Thu 06 Aug 2020, 7:22 am
itfcscott wrote:
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 1:17 pm
This is all that I can find at the moment: https://www.iwm.org.uk/airshows/faqs/covid-19. It will be interesting to see how the Showcase Days in August work to start to see how they might manage the full show.
Crowd limit for the Battle of Britain airshow is 15,000 per day. Saturday is nearly sold out, Sunday is getting there.
2/3s of that.
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rockfordstone wrote:
i'd be interested to know that, i thought the limit was around the 15k mark anyway

in regard to the show, i'm still hoping for the best, expecting the worst given that we are still not allowed mass gatherings and with increasing local lockdowns around the country
Previous years the September shows have seen figures of up to 24,000 on the Sunday...
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90% of the Saturday tickets have now been sold.


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