Monday, July 7, 2014

VIDEO: Iron Maiden singer performs in WW1 air display at Sonisphere UK

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson and The Great War Display Team staged a 12-minute air display in the skies above Knebworth Park prior to the band’s performance at Sonisphere UK on Saturday, and video from the event is available.

The staged “dogfight” commemorated the 100th Anniversary of The Great War; a 21st Century tribute to the exploits of both the English and German pilots who ruled Europe’s skies between 1914-1918.

The show featured nine aircraft of 5 different types, all exact replicas of the planes used in WW1 combat.

Dickinson was flying his very own Fokker Dr1 Triplane, the same model used by infamous German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen aka The Red Baron.

The Great War Display Team performs re-enactments throughout the UK and Europe.

Sonisphere UK featured Iron Maiden’s final performance of their 2-year Maiden England world tour.

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