Bruce Dickinson is the lead singer of Iron Maiden, a commercial pilot, business angel, entrepreneur and creative business thinker. Bruce was a pilot and Marketing Director for Astraeus Airlines, a company which leased aircraft to other carriers. Bruce is also the man behind the company Cardiff Aviation, a project funded by the government, which specialises in heavy maintenance of Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft. Selling over 85 million records worldwide and having played over 2.000 live concerts, Iron Maiden is one of the most successful heavy Metal bands in the world.
Bruce is also involved in an air ship venture to manufacture lighter than air hybrid transport aircraft. He is also setting up a separate Training Company (Real World Aviation) to train future Pilots.
Bruce left Iron Maiden in 1993 in order to pursue a solo career, his passion for fencing and an interest in becoming a pilot. Bruce re-joined the band in 1999 and has gone on to release four albums; despite this he hasn’t stopped flying Boeing 757s.