More than 13,000 avid aircraft enthusiasts watched Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson fly in a death-defying World War One dogfight re-enactment over the skies of Northamptonshire on Sunday.
The second Sywell Classic drew large crowds – many in vintage-styled fancy dress – to the county aerodrome over Saturday and Sunday.
More than 1,200 classic cars and 250 motorbikes were on display with visitors watching a host of aerobatic demonstrations by The Blades and The Yakovlevs on Saturday and Sunday.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight featuring a Hurricane, Spitfire and a Lancaster also proved a popular attraction on the Saturday, while on the ground the crowds enjoyed classic car races, a motorbike ‘wall of death’, a vintage funfair, and live music.
But the main event saw rock-legend Bruce Dickinson, a licensed pilot since 1991, taking to the skies in a replica Fokker Triplane as part of a dogfight reenactment by the Great War Display team on Sunday.
A spokesperson for Sywell Aerodrome said: “The display went down fantastically well.
“It involved eight World War One planes, which most people had never seen before, recreating a dogfight and was just incredible.
“Bruce himself said to me it was a fantastic event and said he thought the venue was beautiful.”