Duxford Summer Airshow - 1st & 2nd June 2024

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If you're getting the Shuttle bus, its usually straight in and out, it comes in at main entrence. Never had it in a queue for more than a minute or two in traffic and once off the bus its pretty quick to get into the museum and airfield. On way back it's usually straight out without issue. Out of the 3 main airshows I go to each year (Duxford, RIAT and Cosford) it is by far the most hastle free.

Enjoy your first time, I was there in 2019 for the first time and was in awe of how much there was to see and do before the show.
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Red Devils Army Parachute Display Team list the show as an upcoming event on their website...

https://reddevilsonline.com/events/

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This is shaping up to be a nice little show!

I wonder if we'll see any more additions?

Wondering what realistically could be added:

Blenheim
One of US F-15/F-35/C-130/CV-22/KC-135 flypast
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Never seen them before, so nice to see them listing Duxford.
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B-52’s at Fairford next week. Come on IWM work your magic!

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JMC wrote:
Tue 14 May 2024, 8:08 pm
B-52’s at Fairford next week. Come on IWM work your magic!
Meanwhile.....

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JMC wrote:
Tue 14 May 2024, 8:08 pm
B-52’s at Fairford next week. Come on IWM work your magic!
If you want to see a B-52, go down to Fairford.
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Typical condescending response.

I’m not able to, nor am I expecting it to show up at Duxford.

Sometimes people on here appear to act as if they wouldn’t want said item to appear just so they can say ‘well told you so you should’ve gone there then’.

Duxford is an airshow in June, B-52’s are in the country at the time, there’s been occasions when they’ve been deployed here they’ve appeared at shows (Bournemouth, Cosford, Sunderland) Duxford has a knack for securing American participation, this airshow thread doesn’t have a wishlist…

It’d be just a pleasant surprise to see given they’re around.

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Pen Pusher wrote:
Wed 15 May 2024, 6:43 am
JMC wrote:
Tue 14 May 2024, 8:08 pm
B-52’s at Fairford next week. Come on IWM work your magic!
If you want to see a B-52, go down to Fairford.
If you want to see a B-52, there's already one at Duxford.

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5944 wrote:
Wed 15 May 2024, 8:03 am
Pen Pusher wrote:
Wed 15 May 2024, 6:43 am
JMC wrote:
Tue 14 May 2024, 8:08 pm
B-52’s at Fairford next week. Come on IWM work your magic!
If you want to see a B-52, go down to Fairford.
If you want to see a B-52, there's already one at Duxford.
Better scrap the Lancaster display on the Sunday then as there’s one already in AirSpace!

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On past history, what makes you think the B-52 could find Duxford.
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Very true, i'll be sure to get a seat at Cambridge airport!

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Pen Pusher wrote:
Wed 15 May 2024, 6:43 am
JMC wrote:
Tue 14 May 2024, 8:08 pm
B-52’s at Fairford next week. Come on IWM work your magic!
If you want to see a B-52, go down to Fairford.
You say that like everyone can just get to Fairford at short notice. Many of us who would like to see it are hours away, and some of us are even across a sea.

For most of us, the only time we can get to Fairford is RIAT, and even then only if there is a shuttle bus to it.
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Are we anticipating any more additions to the flying display? First time at this event so not sure if this is now locked in or if there is potentially more to come
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The Army Parachute team self confirmed but not on the website, so I think we might get one more update soon.
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Red Devils are confirmed.

There's one more small update to come - a couple more small additions and one aircraft being swapped out for another from that stable.

Rafale will be both days.

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I thought it was only one aircraft, however it looks like there will be several Piper L4 Grasshopper's on display.
Expect several examples of the Grasshopper, liaison aircraft for the USAAF during the Second World War. Grasshoppers were flown on D-Day to spot ground targets for the US Navy invasion fleet off the coast of Normandy.
I'm guessing a Spitfire or P51 being swapped out?

I am looking forward to this show. Bought membership so I can have somewhere to sit both days and still be on the crowdline as there is no grandstand this year.
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jasonT1981 wrote:
Thu 16 May 2024, 7:48 pm
I'm guessing a Spitfire or P51 being swapped out?
Someone needs to get the Tempest flying and signed off in the next two weeks if it's going to appear in the flying display - possible, but I won't be getting my hopes up. I wouldn't be surprised if that drops off the list soon - but I hope to be proven wrong.

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Professor_M wrote:
Thu 16 May 2024, 7:57 pm
jasonT1981 wrote:
Thu 16 May 2024, 7:48 pm
I'm guessing a Spitfire or P51 being swapped out?
Someone needs to get the Tempest flying and signed off in the next two weeks if it's going to appear in the flying display - possible, but I won't be getting my hopes up. I wouldn't be surprised if that drops off the list soon - but I hope to be proven wrong.
A good point, had that discussion with a colleague yesterday.

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Yeah that is looking the most likely to drop out or be swapped out. After missing it at the VE Day it will be a shame if can’t make the summer show as well. But it is what it is
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Amp wrote:
Thu 16 May 2024, 8:54 pm
Professor_M wrote:
Thu 16 May 2024, 7:57 pm
jasonT1981 wrote:
Thu 16 May 2024, 7:48 pm
I'm guessing a Spitfire or P51 being swapped out?
Someone needs to get the Tempest flying and signed off in the next two weeks if it's going to appear in the flying display - possible, but I won't be getting my hopes up. I wouldn't be surprised if that drops off the list soon - but I hope to be proven wrong.
A good point, had that discussion with a colleague yesterday.
Has there been any official news on the Tempest? I think the Duxford commentary said that they were waiting for parts?

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Tempest has stayed on the list, Red Devils and P-51 Jersey Jerk have been added :)

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TheFreightForwarder wrote:
Fri 17 May 2024, 12:37 pm
Tempest has stayed on the list, Red Devils and P-51 Jersey Jerk have been added :)
That should be a display debut for "Jersey Jerk" with Abingdon postponed (unless I've forgotten an upcoming display).

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Up to 6 Piper L4 Grasshoppers now too. Good to see Jersey Jerk added.

Surprised no Blenhiem or Catalina
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jasonT1981 wrote:
Fri 17 May 2024, 3:39 pm
Up to 6 Piper L4 Grasshoppers now too. Good to see Jersey Jerk added.

Surprised no Blenhiem or Catalina
Catalina have said they won't be there because they'll be down in Devon for the English Riviera (Torbay) show that weekend.

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