Important information ahead of the Duxford Air Festival (May Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May)
Ahead of the Duxford Air Festival on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 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 26 and Sunday 27 May.
- 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 also note that one of the aircraft teams displaying as part of the Duxford Air Festival will be using pyrotechnics within their flying displays. Residents may hear loud bangs during the air show. We intend to test the noise and vibration created by the use of pyrotechnics during the Duxford Air Festival in order to assess their impact on local residents.
Esther Blaine, Communications Manager (Commercial), Dip CIPR
(t) 01223 499 320
(m)07792 305 432