Important information ahead of the Battle of Britain Air Show – IWM Duxford – 22nd & 23rd September

Important information ahead of the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show (Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September)

Ahead of the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September IWM Duxford has released some important safety information that it wishes to share with local residents:

IWM Duxford takes great care to ensure that its air shows are as safe as possible for everyone involved.
‘Secondary crowding’ is no longer acceptable at any air show and IWM has a duty of care to ensure that this is reduced as much as possible. It is therefore not safe to occupy the fields surrounding IWM Duxford during the air show. If you do so you are putting yourself and the display pilots in harm’s way and potentially preventing IWM from continuing with the flying programme.
In support of this, and to ensure that the emergency services have clear, unhindered access, Grange Road will be closed on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September.
These fields around IWM Duxford are private property and IWM has been working with the farmers to prevent trespassing. Therefore there is no public access to these fields at any time.

IWM will continue to monitor these measures and ensure where possible that the disruption to the local community is kept to a minimum. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please note that the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is the finale event for the RAF Centenary and will feature flying displays by a range of contemporary RAF jet aircraft. One of the flying displays is accompanied by pyrotechnics, which are strictly controlled by professional companies under the direction of the airfield fire service.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/duxford-battle-of-britain-air-show-2018

Esther Blaine
Communications Manager (Commercial), Dip CIPR

(t) 01223 499 320
(m)07792 305 432
(e) eblaine@iwm.org.uk