Take to the skies with the Imperial War Museum
Experience the speed, power and agility of historic and contemporary fighter aircraft as they dominate the skies over IWM Duxford at The Duxford Air Show.
In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the formation of RAF Fighter Command, the air show highlights Duxford’s role as a wartime fighter station, looks at how the nation has been defended from air attack, and shows the vital importance of fighters to winning control of the largest battlefront on earth. Examples of these famous aircraft from past and present will fly in partnership, as we compare and contrast their enduring skills and abilities, and look at what it takes to be a fighter pilot.
Veteran broadcaster and Formula One commentator Murray Walker has been at the Imperial War Museum to experience first hand the speed, power and agility of historic and contemporary fighter aircraft as they dominate the skies over Duxford.
Working closely with the Imperial War Museum and PLanesTV, Cambridge Filmworks have produced a suite of films capturing all the thrills, excitement and nostalgia of these spectacular events.
In this first film we meet with one of the daring display pilots who talks us through what it’s like to take the controls and take to the skies.