Spitfires, Hurricanes and Typhoons at Duxford Flying Finale

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8:00 p.m. October 11, 2022



A sold-out crowd at IWM Duxford witnessed Spitfires, Hurricanes and a Typhoon during the historic airfield’s end-of-season flight finale.

The in-flight display at the Cambridgeshire Museum on Saturday 8th October brought Duxford’s aerial events to a spectacular close for the year.


RAF Eurofighter Typhoon on final flight from Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


RAF Typhoon on final flight from Duxford.

RAF Typhoon on final flight from Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown

This special airshow brought together favorite artists old and new to celebrate the heights of Duxford’s display program from 2022 and it did not disappoint.

Ticket holders were able to see the mighty RAF Typhoon ‘Blackjack’ in action in the sky above Duxford.


Patrouille Suisse - the Swiss Air Force's jet aerobatic team - at the Duxford Flying Finale.

Patrouille Suisse – the Swiss Air Force’s jet aerobatic team – at the Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Patrouille Suisse - the Swiss Air Force's jet aerobatic team - at the Duxford Flying Finale.

Patrouille Suisse – the Swiss Air Force’s jet aerobatic team – at the Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown

Participants in Saturday’s Duxford Flying Finale also got to witness the first-ever visit from the incredible Patrouille Suisse, the Swiss Air Force’s jet-powered aerobatic display team.

One of the highlights of the show, they wowed onlookers twice during the day with their precision formation flight, giving visitors a morning practice session before their main afternoon display.

Duxford’s flying list also included World War II Spitfires and Hurricanes, planes that also flew at the Battle of Britain air show in September, and other historic warbirds.


OTTO, a Schweizer 300C helicopter, piloted by Brendan O'Brien in action over Duxford.

OTTO, a Schweizer 300C helicopter, piloted by Brendan O’Brien in action over Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown

Another memorable demonstration was performed by Brendan O’Brien in Otto the Helicopter.

The Duxford Flying Finale was followed the next day by a flying day celebrating 100 years of the British Model Flying Association.

IWM Duxford 2023 flying season

Celebrating 50 years of Duxford Airshows, dates have been announced for some of next year’s shows at IWM Duxford.

The Duxford Summer Air Show will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2023.

The Battle of Duxford Air Show will return on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2023.

There will also be a flight party at Duxford on Saturday 26th August 2023 and next year’s flight final at Duxford is scheduled for Saturday 14th October.

Pictures of Duxford Flying Finale 2022


The Patrouille Suisse flies over the honor guard memorial to all fallen American servicemen.

The Patrouille Suisse flies over the honor guard memorial to all fallen American servicemen.
– Credit: Gary Brown


  Two-seater Hurricane at Duxford.

Two-seater Hurricane at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


A Hurricane at IWM Duxford with a replica Spitfire in the background.

A Hurricane at IWM Duxford with a replica Spitfire in the background.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Collection of Wildcat Corsair and P40 fighters based at Duxford

Collection of Wildcat Corsair and P40 fighters based at Duxford
– Credit: Gary Brown


Hawker Hurricane I bears its original 501 Squadron markings.

Hawker Hurricane I bears its original 501 Squadron markings.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Hawker Hurricane Mk.I flying at Duxford Flying Finale.

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I flying at Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Hawker Hurricane Mk.I flying at Duxford Flying Finale.

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I flying at Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Hawker Hurricane Mk.I flying at Duxford Flying Finale.

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I flying at Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown


A Spitfire flying at Duxford Flying Finale.

A Spitfire flying at Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Spitfire MkV flying at Duxford.

Spitfire MkV flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Consolidated PBY Catalina flying at Duxford.

Consolidated PBY Catalina flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Hawker Fury ISS flying at Duxford.

Hawker Fury flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


P47 Thunderbolt flying at Duxford.

P47 Thunderbolt flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


  P-51D Mustang flying at Duxford.

North American P-51D Mustang flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


A trio of warbirds in formation at the Duxford Flying Finale.

A trio of warbirds in formation at the Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Trio of Ultimate Fighters flying at the Duxford Flying Finale.

A Mustang, Thunderbolt and Fury flying together at the Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown


P51 Mustang at the Duxford Flight Finals.

P51 Mustang at the Duxford Flight Finals.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Fury at the Duxford Flying Finale.

Hawker Fury at the Duxford Flight Final.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Slepcev Storch flying at Duxford.

Slepcev Storch flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


P-40M Kittyhawk flying at Duxford.

P-40M Kittyhawk flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


P-40M Kittyhawk flying at the Duxford Flying Finale.

P-40M Kittyhawk flying at the Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Corsair flying at the Duxford Flying Finale.

Corsair flying at the Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Grumman Wildcat flying at Duxford.

Grumman Wildcat flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Hawker Hurricane flying at Duxford.

Hawker Hurricane flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


DH Rapide flying at Duxford.

DH Rapide flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Bucker Jungmann at Duxford.

Bucker Jungmann at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Three Spitfire Mk Vs and a Hurricane flying at Duxford.

Three Spitfire Mk Vs and a Hurricane flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Three Spitfire Mk Vs and a Hurricane flying at Duxford.

Three Spitfire Mk Vs and a Hurricane flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Three Spitfires flying at Duxford.

Three Spitfires flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


A Spitfire flying at Duxford.

A Spitfire flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


A Spitfire flying at Duxford.

A Spitfire flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


A Spitfire flying at Duxford.

A Spitfire flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


A Spitfire flying at Duxford.

A Spitfire flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


A Spitfire flying at Duxford.

A Spitfire flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


A Spitfire flying at Duxford.

A Spitfire flying at Duxford.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Mk 1 Hurricane in the sky over IWM Duxford during the Duxford Flying Finale.

Mk 1 Hurricane in the sky over IWM Duxford during the Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown


Mk 1 Hurricane in the sky over IWM Duxford during the Duxford Flying Finale.

Mk 1 Hurricane in the sky over IWM Duxford during the Duxford Flying Finale.
– Credit: Gary Brown

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