Biggest fleet of DC-3’s and C-47’s since WWII
Never since the end of the largest ever conflict in the World, World War II, have so many DC-3’s and C-47’s been assembled in a single location. This once in a lifetime event will offer you the opportunity to see them up, close and personal.
The aircraft will be prepared for the crossing of the English Channel on the 5th of June 2019 for the 75th commemoration of D-Day.
Meet the Crews and the Paras
All crews of all aircraft will be present to show you their Birds. They are there to answer your every question. And under their supervision you can board the aircraft at will. All aircraft that fly on a particular day can also be observed, but will be parked separated from the visitors. Around 250 parachutists that have come from over 20 different nations all over the Globe will be dressed in 40-ties style uniforms. They will train and prepare around the aircraft for the Big Cross-Channel jump that is planned for the evening of 5 June 2019, into one of the original 1944 drop zones in Normandy, France.
Static and flying displays
In the unique setting and the ‘old style’ atmosphere of Duxford Airfield, the magnificent ‘Workhorse of the Sky’ is in her natural element. They can be observed in static displays and can be admired in their natural habitat, the air.
During the event the DC-3’s and C-47’s will grace the Duxford skies with flying demos and practice parachute jumps.
For the Daks over Normandy event tickets will only be available in advance.
From the 1st of February 2019 tickets will be sold via this website.
As soon as the ticket sales starts, information will be made available on public transport, parking, accessibility, route planner, etc. etc.