Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickenson was the pilot as Rangers flew to Israel for their Uefa Cup tie with Hapoel Tel Aviv. And this wasn’t some cheap publicity stunt – Dickenson is a qualified commercial pilot and regularly flies for charter airline Astraeus.
The heavy metal star made a special request to fly the Glasgow team after hearing that Astraeus had secured the contract. Rangers manager Walter Smith told the club’s website: "I know their stuff quite well. I remember going to meet the band when they played in Edinburgh a few years ago. I would never have thought that Bruce would be flying our plane." [Via BBC]