More proof that Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has the coolest life in the world.

Not only is Bruce Dickinson the lead singer of the most successful and beloved bands of all time, he’s a qualified pilot that allows him to fly anything up to a 747. When Maiden flies between gigs, who do you think is often at the controls of their leased jet? Yep.

And it’s not just commercial airlines. Bruce is also very interested in \British bombers from WW II.

Here’s video from 2017 of Bruce flying in an Avro Lancaster that belongs to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum near Hamilton. He’s’ not flying it–this is only one of two types left in the world–but at least he got to fly in it.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “More proof that Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has the coolest life in the world.

  • August 8, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    My Brother is in the RAF and has flown in the other Lancaster in the UK. My Father was a private pilot on light aircraft and when he received a diagnosis of inoperable cancer several years ago I arranged for him to fly in this Lancaster. He knew a number of people who flew them during WWII, so had many happy hours after that talking to them on an “equal footing” and would tell anyone who showed any interest all about it at any opportunity.
    For anyone even half thinking about going up in it, my recommendation would be forget the cost and do it. Trust me on this: the emotional reward far outweighs the monetary cost. The look of complete joy on my Fathers face when he stepped out of the plane will stay with me.


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