Iron Maiden’s frontman, Bruce Dickinson, is also a pilot. He is flying the band around the world in a 747 called Ed Force One on their Book of Souls tour.
Saturday night they were in Toronto for a sold out show. Before the concert, Bruce headed to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and had the opportunity to pilot a Lancaster Bomber, a World War 2 era warplane.
The bomber was built in Ontario in 1945 and is one of only 2 left flying in the world.
Dickinson is avid pilot and trained to fly a variety of aircraft. he has flown other warplanes in the past but said to the CBC that this one was special: “The first model airplane he ever built as a young lad was a Lancaster.”
Iron Maiden’s music often touches on themes of war and history. The song “Aces High” is about the 1940s Battle of Britain.