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Iron Maiden’s frontman, Bruce Dickinson, ain’t just a mainstay of the world of rock’n’roll but the uber talented dude has added to his cache of talents and is a fully fledged pilot with Iceland Express. Dickinson flew the band’s official tour plane, a branded Boeing 757, on May 13 to celebrate the new addition to the Iceland Express (IEX) fleet. Dickinson, who pilots for IEX, flew the Ed Force One into New York and will continue to fly for the Icelandic low-fare airline in between touring, writing and playing with one of the world’s most iconic rock bands. Ed Force One will fly some of the new summer routes for IEX including Boston, Chicago, Winnipeg and a daily New York – Reykjavik service.

“I love New York City and it is great to fly there – even better to fly there on the same Boeing 757 that we just flew around the world on our Final Frontier tour. I think it is very cool that the colours of the Iron Maiden livery have stayed on the plane, which of course was named Ed Force One by our Iron Maiden fans,” said Captain Dickinson. IEX MD Mattias Imsland added: “We’re extremely pleased that Iceland Express is associated with such an amazing band which formed over 30 years ago, has held around 2000 concerts and sold about 80 million copies of their albums. I am positive that this collaboration will be great fun and who knows, maybe he’ll one day sing to his passengers onboard.”

From early June 2011, Iceland Express will fly to New York on a daily basis and will launch new services to Chicago and Boston. The summer route to Winnipeg will continue through 2011. It will also launch a new route from Edinburgh to Reykjavik and USA. For reservations go to www.icelandexpress.com or call 0118 321 8384.

Photo by Bev Bailey via Flickr