When Rockstars Fly Airplanes

Travel News — By Candice Walsh on December 26, 2011 at 7:00 am

What happens when you put Iron Maiden front-man Bruce Dickinson in the pilot’s seat? You arrive safely at your destination, that’s what.

If you didn’t know (we certainly didn’t!), Dickinson has actually been the pilot for the budget airline Iceland Express for some time now. But Iceland Express went out of business in November after Astraeus (its operator) went bankrupt…so now there limited cheap travel options between Iceland and the US.

But in true superhero rockstar fashion, Dickinson swept in and announced he has his own plans to save Iceland Express. He’s been quoted as saying, “I’m already working on a plan to try to save Astraeus, or at least create a new business with new jobs for my friends and former colleagues at Astraeus. This is a serious plan involving people who are very good at their jobs.”

Even if he doesn’t successfully get Iceland Express back on its feet, Dickinson said he still wants to launch a new aerospace company which could create over 1500 jobs and, “another firm to assist with the training of commercial airline pilots.” Big goals, Dickinson! Of course, he still wants to fly commercial planes.

Photo: ceedub13/Flickr

We’re pretty sure it won’t take long before he’s back in the pilot’s seat again. Let’s hope the plane’s design is as bad ass as he is.

Tags: Astraeus, Bruce Dickinson, Iceland Air, Iron Maid

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