Published Sep 16, 2008When hes not sharing the stage with Eddie and three galloping guitarists, Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has made a second career as a pilot. The front-man took it up as a second job when Maiden were at a low point in the mid-90s, getting his pilot licence and flying planes for British airline Astraeus. Little did he know that years later hed be making headlines by saving stranded travellers.
As reported by Britains Telegraph, Dickinson was a chartered pilot hired to rescue a portion of the 85,000 tourists who were stranded all over the world when a large flight booking company went out of business. Dickinson flew 221 British vacationers home from Egypt before rescuing another group from Greece.
For Dickinson, however, its all part of a days work. Having remained a pilot since he began, the Maiden singer goes back to work whenever his band aren't busy touring. "I was just doing my job, he told the paper. "I was called out like a lot of other pilots to help and I was obviously happy to do that.
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