September 14, 2008

Iron Maiden Proves Yet Again How Useful They Are

Apparently, some sort of tourist charter company based out of England went belly up recently, stranding a shitload of tourists around the world.

Well, it appears as though the stranded tourists are starting to return to England, thanks in no small part to Bruce Dickinson, who not only is the frontman for Iron Maiden, but also a pilot.

The lead singer of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, who works as a pilot for the UK charter airline Astraeus, flew a plane back to the UK from Sharm El Sheikh. He said people had given up leave to get a crew together for the flight.

In Alicante about 522 passengers had been stranded after three flights to Glasgow, Gatwick and Manchester were cancelled.

Many have now found their own way home, but a replacement flight was also been chartered by the CAA.

The 747 was due to pick up 33 passengers from Tenerife before boarding about 200 of those left stranded in Alicante, and fly on to Gatwick overnight.

And in tribute:

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