Bruce Dickinson's Flight Simulator: Giving Maiden Fans Their '666 Wings'

Through the magic of computers, Bruce Dickinson is giving fans a chance to see what he sees during some of his most exhilarating moments.

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Through the magic of computers, Bruce Dickinson is giving fans a chance to see what he sees during some of his most exhilarating moments.

As anyone familiar with Iron Maiden's high-flying frontman might have guessed, his isn't a rock 'n' roll simulator - though that would be pretty great - but rather a flight simulator. A licensed commercial pilot who has flown his long-running British metal band all over the world, Dickinson has installed a state-of-the-art training module at London's Heathrow Airport, where he's been giving lessons to members of Maiden's fan club, Blabbermouth.net reports.

Video has surfaced of the simulator, and as the clip below suggests, it's fairly realistic.

"I can't wait to sit in the simulator with fans and share the buzz of what it is really like to fly a modern passenger jet such as Flight 666 and all the challenges that entails," Dickinson said in a press release last month, referencing the call sign of Ed Force One, the Boeing 757 he used for several tours.

"You too could earn your 666 wings", the video proclaims, flashing a bada-s "Flight 666 Crew" embroidered patch as added incentive. Sign us up!

Watch footage of Bruce Dickinson's flight simulator:

Thanks for the report to Noisecreep.com.

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    Iamtdawg
    Here's the starting instructions Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines, Remove all the wheelblocks there's no time to waste.
    MegaGreg
    Now I can go aces high without the cops making me run to the hills when it's two minutes to midnight. That's enough puns for now.
    Pagan_Poetry
    Okay, higher... higher.. you're pretty good for a beginner. Wait... OH SHIT He's flying towards the hill! Jump for your lives! Okay, I won't lie, I definitely want to try this.
    nnb
    Bruce give me "Aces High" I'm guessing the last level for the sim is called where eagles dear? In all seriousness, shouldn't Bruce be nominated for president of the world or something by now?
    Randomrings
    MegaGreg wrote: Now I can go aces high without the cops making me run to the hills when it's two minutes to midnight. That's enough puns for now.
    At least you know what you want, you say what you want, and no one can take that away. Better hope those cops are women in uniform
    Rob E
    It costs 666 + vat = 800 (that's $1,251) for 1 hour. Lol,nah. I'll just wait for the next Maiden tour to be announced and spend the money on a real flight to go see that.