Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is one of the most legendary metal vocalists in history, and as many fans know, Dickinson's passions don't stop at music. Dickinson is also a respected airline pilot, and fans of the human 'Air Raid Siren' now have an opportunity to be the heavy metal icon's co-pilot (sort of) as part of a record-breaking attempt to raise money for charity.
Is there anything Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson can't or won't do? Front a heavy metal band? Check. Pilot commercial planes? Check. Fly band to and from tour destinations? Check. Run a race during a wedding weekend? Check. Dickinson, along with Maiden guitarist Dave Murray, was in Grasmere, England, for the wedding of Louise, the daughter of manager Andy Taylor, this past weekend. He spent his Sunday by running the Grasmere Sport's Guides Race.
Leading one of metal's most iconic and legendary outfits, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has managed to effectively split his time between the band and his career as a commercial airline pilot for several years. Now, he hopes to turn his passion for flying into hundreds of new jobs in Wales.
By now, pretty much everybody knows that Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson moonlights as an airplane pilot when he isn't fronting the band, but he's never been known for his sea voyages -- until recently, when a British submarine crew was surprised to learn that Dickinson had joined them for a three-day trip.
Not only does Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson refuse to go down as a disgruntled former employee of Astraeus Airlines, the Boeing 757 Captain is hatching a three-tier plan to salvage the financially strapped Icelandic business-owned company, which ordered all pilots and staff to cease operations on Nov. 21.