Iron Maiden Takes Cyber-Flight


Posted October 26, 2007 - By Frank Meyer

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will be taking a marathon non-stop "cyber flight" around the world in seven days with a group of flight simulator enthusiasts.

Dickinson will be part of Simfest, a virtual round-the-globe adventure.

Departing from a virtual Sydney International Airport in Australia on Sunday November 4, the 17-player UK flight team can be viewed by fans on web cams and via online tracking.

Luckily, Dickinson holds an actual airline pilot's license, because pilots will be flying under as many real-world rules and regulations as possible and will be guided by teams of virtual air traffic controllers using VATSIM, the free global virtual air traffic controller network.

Simfest is part of World-Flight, an annual event in which teams from around the world use home-built flight simulators to fly around the world and raise money for a chosen charity. This year the British cyber pilot team is supporting Cancer Research UK.

This is great PR for Bruce, whose band is often called a cancer on good music.

Thisisnottingham.co.uk: Iron Maiden frontman's cyber-flight

Iron Maiden Takes Cyber-Flight


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