Thursday, October 21, 2010

"The Most Famous Person on Board Was the Pilot"

Bruce Dickenson - PILOT
as he is now, so conservative looking you'd never know...

Bruce Dickenson, singer and leader extraordinaire of one of the greatest, most successful and beloved heavy metal bands in the world - Iron Maiden is widely known by his other job - airline pilot. And not just any airline, but owner of his band's jumbo jet.

Bruce, a licensed pilot for over 20 years, has been flying the custom made jet, named Ed Force One and decorated with Iron Maiden's famous icon, the skeleton "Eddie", for longer than we can remember.

Bruce is class act all the way. Not only does he have one of the best bands ever, he's an awesome vocalist, seriously in our top 5 of all time and he's SMART. One of the reasons we love Iron Maiden so much is for their literary referenced laced lyrics. Knowing The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by heart won us English honors in high school and that was over 20 years ago and they STILL SELL OUT CONCERT STADIUMS OF OVER 50,000 PEOPLE every time they tour. Iron Maiden taught us and continues to teach us.

in full 80's Heavy Metal style

Anyway, the reason for this whole post! - Bruce Dickenson stepped in to fly poor Premiere League's Team Liverpool all the way to Naples for a match. The team has only won one match all season and is financially broke. Someone even joked that of all the people on the plane, the most famous person on board was the pilot!

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