Jan 31, 2022 2 min read

Bruce Dickinson retires as Iron Maiden’s pilot

Bruce Dickinson has decided to hang up his pilot’s hat. Next time Iron Maiden’s Ed Force One takes off, he’ll be strapped in listening to the safety announcement with the rest of the band.

The singer has jetted Iron Maiden, their crew and equipment around the world on their own Boeing 747 passenger jet for more than a decade – thanks to his second job as a commercial airline pilot. But when the band embark of their next round of tour dates later this year, it won’t be Dickinson at the controls.

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