October 20, 2010 12:02

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson flying Liverpool FC to Napoli match

Frontman taking squad to Naples for Europa League game

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Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is piloting the aeroplane the Liverpool squad are taking to Naples for their Europa League game against Napoli.

The reds are scheduled to play Napoli tomorrow (October 21), with Dickinson piloting the Astraeus Airlines aeroplane that was scheduled to leave Liverpool John Lennon Airport this morning.

Dickinson, whose day job is working for the airline, said he switched flights when he found out he could fly the team.

"I was originally supposed to be going to Iceland and flying down to Las Palmas and Tenerife," he told BBC News, "but this looked a lot more interesting, so I'm flying the team down to Naples."

He said that, although he didn't support Liverpool, he hoped the flight would bring them luck in tomorrow's fixture.

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