Iron Maiden star Bruce Dickenson flies Rangers to Israel

Ollie Irish

13th, February 2007


BruceIron 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]

[Rob Parker]