Every musician has their own pre-show ritual, but if you’re Bruce Dickinson, you take it to a whole new level. According to CBC News, the Iron Maiden singer flew the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s prized Lancaster Bomber plane before the band’s sold-out Toronto show this past weekend. Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum CEO and pilot David Rohrer said, “The first model airplane he ever built as a young lad was a Lancaster,” so this was a very special moment for Bruce. Plus, the aircraft they flew is said to be Canada’s only operational Second World War-era Lancaster bomber plane, so it was perfect timing!
Check out photos and video of Bruce’s flight below!