Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain Inspired Bruce Dickinson To Fly?
And he wouldn't mind a go at the controls himself - if he's ever allowed. He won a pilot's license in the 1980s, but hasn't flown an aircraft in several years. Dickinson took up his own training in the 1990s and later worked as a commercial flight captain, before learning to manage the Boeing 747-400 used as Ed Force One on their The Book Of Souls world tour.
McBrain tells MusicFeeds: "I've got a twin-ray license, a multi-engine rating. The last time I flew was about 10 years ago - that was with Bruce, funnily enough.
"I pretty much did it to prove that I could, you know. I think Bruce was partially inspired by that. His mindset was that if the drummer could do it, he could!" Read more here.
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