There’s not one bad thing I could say about Duxford. I visited in my aircraft, tagged onto my local flying school fly away. 6 Aircraft in total visited and were all handled perfectly, and managed to get into the already busy circuit with ease. The aerodrome is the highest standard of aerodrome I have visited to date, the grass is cut and the tarmac is smooth. Parking next to the ‘Memphis Belle’ was quite surreal and was not expected when I woke up that morning. The landing fee was around £12 and that included 2 hours free in the museum which is excellent value for money! Food and drink is pricey, but I’m from the north so maybe this is standard prices down south? There are a couple of cafes onsite, sitting outside watching the vintage aircraft perform power runs and watching the resident Tiger Moths and De Havilland Dragon Rapides perform breaks overhead was the way how I liked to spend my lunch.
The museum compliments the airfield fantastically and you can easily lose yourself, as well as track of time whilst in the hangers, if you’re a plane geek like me. The museum really does take a long time to visit all the hangers so my advice to fellow pilots is to make a day of it and get in early, leave late.
The flight school group and myself loved it so much, we made the 2 hour 30-minute round trip the following week too, just to enjoy it all again, and mainly visit those hangers we missed the previous week. Any pilots visiting Duxford will not be let down by the service, nor the price. Take the family and enjoy it.
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