Iron Maiden Spitfire Pilot Amazed At Fan Response

06/26/2013
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(Classic Rock) The pilot of the Spitfire fighter plane that flew over Download to launch Iron Maiden's headline set says he's amazed at the response to his appearance.

Squadron Leader Andrew Millikin passed three times above 90,000 fans at Donington Park on June 14, with Maiden launching into classic track Moonchild without the long intro as the WWII fighter plane banked up over the main stage.

And although he's used to staging flypasts in the Spitfire Mk16, registration TE311, he says it was a unique experience. "This was something completely different. There's been a lot of interest from fans who attended," Millikin tells the Horncastle News. "I'd never have thought that a bunch of metal fans would be interested in RAF craft but I've been proved wrong.

"It was fantastic to fly over. I get goosebumps every time I see the Spitfire in the air, so I can't imagine what it was like down there." More including video of the flyover.

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