Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson To Pilot Icelandic Express Flights

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson will be taking to the skies as a pilot for commercial airliner Iceland Express this summer.

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CBC News is reporting that Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson will be taking to the skies as a pilot for commercial airliner Iceland Express this summer.

The airliner is leasing Iron Maiden's customized Boeing 747 "Ed Force One" beginning in June, and Dickinson, who holds a commercial pilot's license, will be in the cockpit for some of its flights. The plane will maintain the Iron Maiden logos and decals adorning it, making for an interesting sight for passengers watching it pull up to the terminal gate.

A book documenting the band's travels in the unique aircraft, tentatively titled "On Board Flight 666", is set to be published later this year by Orion Books. The book will consist primarily of photographs taken on board "Ed Force One" by the band's photographer John McMurtrie. McMurtrie has been collecting photographs for the book since the band first took to the skies in the customized Boeing in 2008, documenting the band''s travels for both the Somewhere Back In Time and Final Frontier tours.

Iron Maiden is currently on the second leg of their "Final Frontier" world tour. Called the "Round The World In 66 Days" Tour, the British rockers will make their way across Europe this June before playing a string of shows in the UK in late July.

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    reservedforchoi
    First post. Cool that they are keeping the Maiden decals and logos on the plane even though it will be in commercial service.
    Mr7K
    "This is your captain speaking, we are plumetting into the ocean." (people scream in terror) "SCREAM FOR ME FLIGHT 62, SCREAM FOR ME!"
    That...was amazing :')
    Henkdemachtige
    He is the pilot? So are people sitting in the cockpit then or you just dont see him, you just know that he is there in some other room?
    Gulli05
    I demand a Iron Maiden concert in Iceland then!! Seriously though, this was in the news in Iceland like a month ago.
    PsiGuy60
    nirvia wrote: That shows us that iron maiden will stop Good thing i bought tickets for there show in holland!
    Bruce has for pretty much the entirety of his Iron Maiden career been an airline pilot for Astraeus Airlines. Didn't get in the way of his musical career that much.
    Apples on Cacti
    Apples on Cacti wrote: Jugulator_cro wrote: "This is your captain speaking, we are plumetting into the ocean." (people scream in terror) "SCREAM FOR ME FLIGHT 62, SCREAM FOR ME!"
    ' LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL excellent. (sorry for double post, wrote in the wrong place xD)
    frnzd
    I've been on a Iceland express flight. Would have been far more interesting if it had been like this.
    rockfreak611
    HEEEELLLOOOO THISS IS YOUR CAPTAAAAIIIINNNN SPEAKIIIIINNNNNG!!!!! i would pay a ton of money to see bruce metal scream every line he spoke to the passangers
    WeaponizedWisdm
    "Ladies and gentlemen just thought I'd let you know that we're reaching our cruising altitude, WHERE EAGLES DAAAAARRRREEEEE!"
    jnadeau28
    The airliner is leasing Iron Maiden's customized Boeing 747 "Ed Force One" It's a 757, not a 747.
    eatfresh1736
    Jugulator_cro wrote: "This is your captain speaking, we are plumetting into the ocean." (people scream in terror) "SCREAM FOR ME FLIGHT 62, SCREAM FOR ME!"
    Epic
    Jugulator_cro
    "This is your captain speaking, we are plumetting into the ocean." (people scream in terror) "SCREAM FOR ME FLIGHT 62, SCREAM FOR ME!"
    nirvia
    That shows us that iron maiden will stop Good thing i bought tickets for there show in holland!
    SEALSniper1152
    jnadeau28 wrote: The airliner is leasing Iron Maiden's customized Boeing 747 "Ed Force One" It's a 757, not a 747.
    good catch, although there is a BIG difference.
    jnadeau28
    The airliner is leasing Iron Maiden's customized Boeing 747 "Ed Force One" It's a 757, not a 747.
    Phoenix Reborn
    Man that would make my day if I ended up on Ed Force One. Cool story, this definatly sounds like omething Bruce would do. Up the Irons guys, and thanks for posting this.