RAF Pilots Flown Home by Bruce DickinsonFrom The Independent:
RAF pilots flown home courtesy of Iron Maiden
Bruce Dickinson, the singer with heavy metal outfit Iron Maiden, has in the past performed for British troops in Iraq. On Sunday, he did his bit for our boys in Afghanistan.
Dickinson, a qualified pilot for British airline Astraeus, was behind the controls of a Boeing 747 that the Ministry of Defence had chartered to transport a group of RAF pilots back home.
“A lot of them recognised him because they are Maiden fans, but he was there in his professional capacity as a pilot,” says an RAF spokesman. “He gave out lots of signatures to the guys.”
And from The Mirror:
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson takes the pilot’s seat of a Boeing 757
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, 50, shocked 106 members of the RAF returning from Afghanistan, when he took control of a Boeing 757 and flew them from Cyprus to RAF Wittering, Cambs, on Sunday.
But don’t panic, he’s a trained pilot.
Uhh, they messed up there with the 747.
I get annoyed how the press tries to treat it (Bruce flying) as shocking news every single time. It must've been mentioned in pretty much every British media at some point or another by now.