Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson set to fly post-Hurricane Irene flight

Metal singer will fly 200 passengers home after clearance is given for air traffic to fly

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is set to fly one of the first flights out of New York after hurricane Irene hit the city, reports the Press Association

The singer, who has held a pilot’s license for many years and who regularly flies for chartered airline Astraeus, will fly 200 passengers from Newark airport in New Jersey to Reykjavik in Iceland for airline Icelandic Airways.

Dickinson will fly a 757 aeroplane which has been painted in Iron Maiden‘s colours and has been most recently been in use as the band’s plane on their extensive world tour, which ended three weeks ago.

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The singer recently said that despite rumours that they were considering retirement, Iron Maiden plan to “make at least one more album” and have begun planning for the recording of the follow-up to 2010’s ‘The Final Frontier’, which was the 15th studio LP of the veteran band’s career.

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