Bruce Dickinson, vocalist for the British rock group Iron Maiden, was in bed when he got a call with devastating news about the band’s chartered Boeing 747-400. “I was about to get up to preflight the aircraft,” recalls Dickinson, an ardent aviation enthusiast, aerospace entrepreneur and chief pilot for Iron Maiden’s “Book Of Souls” world tour. The band had just played the previous evening in Santiago, Chile, and was due to fly later that day to its next ...


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