Bruce Dickinson is famous worldwide as the front man and lead singer of Iron Maiden, what’s less known is that he’s also a qualified commercial airline pilot, business angel, entrepreneur and creative business thinker.
Bruce left Iron Maiden in 1993 in order to pursue a solo career, his passion for fencing and an interest in becoming a pilot. However, he rejoined the band in 1999 and has gone on to release four albums.
Bruce Dickinson was a pilot and Marketing Director for UK charter airline Astraeus until 2011, a company which leases aircraft to other carriers, and is the man behind Cardiff Aviation which he co-founded in 2012. The firm specialises in pilot training and the heavy maintenance of Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft. He now regularly captains Iron Maiden's personalised Boeing 747-400, ‘Ed Force One’, which carries the band, the crew and their gear between shows on world tours.
As a sustainability-aware entrepreneur, Bruce is also an investor in Airlander 10, a UK built hybrid aircraft manufactured by Hybrid Air Vehicles that's a unique fusion of airship, plane and helicopter design. Its futuristic design and green thinking tackle head-on many of the problems that the aviation industry faces. He is also Chairman of Aeris aviation, the European distributor of Eclipse aircraft; an advanced light jet aircraft and the world's most eco-friendly and economical twin engine business jet.
Bruce Dickinson is very keen to speak on his projects, tying it in with business start-ups, entrepreneurship and business creativity. In addition, he also discusses the parallels between his music and business careers. Bruce is also able to deliver team building experiences focused around his flight simulator.