French National aerobatic team to star at Duxford’s Autumn Air Show

The Patrouille de France, the world famous French aerobatic team, will amaze the crowds with their precision aerobatic display at Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Autumn Air Show on Sunday 8 October.
The Patrouille, in their Duxford debut and only UK appearance this year, will perform a breathtaking display of aerobatic manoeuvres in their eight Alpha Jet aircraft.Says Christian Pratt, Duxford’s Head of Commercial Services, “We are delighted to welcome the Patrouille to Duxford in this, their only performance in the UK this year. As a world-renowned aerobatic team they will combine precision and speed in an outstanding display of skill sure to thrill the crowd.”

With a French twist, the Autumn Air Show will feature, alongside the Patrouille, the Curtiss Hawk 75 and two T-28 Fennecs as well as air show favourites such as Spitfires, Mustangs and the ever-impressive RAF Chinook display.

The whole of the Museum will also be open for visitors to enjoy with plenty to see including Duxford’s dramatic new £25 million AirSpace exhibition, The Battle of Britain and the evocative Forgotten War exhibitions, conservation work in progress and the stunning American Air Museum. There will also be over 80 trade stands selling all kinds of aviation and military related merchandise.

Duxford is located just south of Cambridge at junction 10 of the M11. Gates open at 8.00 am and the flying begins at 1.30 pm. Tickets – Adults £22, Senior Citizens/Concessions £19, Children £10. Superb VIP-style Gold Pass tickets are available in advance – for more information about tickets or the flying programme call 01223 835000 or visit www.iwm.org.uk/duxford.

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