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Old 4th Sep 2015, 16:26
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His band's new studio double album is out today.

Includes the epic 18 minutes tribute to R101 - "Empire of the clouds" - some track that is

and yes - Planet Rock played it in full this afternoon from 1607 to 1625.
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Old 4th Sep 2015, 20:08
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He was also a damn good fencer IIRC (and by that, I mean sword-fighter )
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Old 4th Sep 2015, 20:23
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UK Junior Champion, I think
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Old 5th Sep 2015, 16:45
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He was on the verge of the UK Olymic team at one point in the early 90s, which would have thrown Maiden's touring schedule. He seems to be one of these guys who throws himself 100% at an activity, and makes a success of them.
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Old 5th Sep 2015, 16:53
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Thoroughly top bloke. Was working on Ed Force One for its C check and transfer application prior to the 2011 tour. Had a mate out in the Stan at the time who asked for a picture of him holding a message to my mate. He gladly did it.
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 19:08
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The 747 is nice, but it doesn't interest me that much. I am looking forward to seeing him fly this on Saturday! A fighter doesn't have to be fast to be interesting.



P.S. The new album is good.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 02:06
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I've just finished his book "What does this button do?" A cracking good read!

Having been involved in flying, martial arts and the music biz I can really appreciate just how talented he is and how much success he has crammed into one lifetime. Would love to meet him one day.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 08:07
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Flew into Wittering 2008

When he was with Astraeus or Omni - he flew elements of A4 from their deployment into Wittering a decade back.

Best mate who was DAMO went to greet the a/c and got autograph and photo - it been a dream come true for him to meet Iron Maiden's founder and former lead man.

cheers
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 08:23
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Indeed he is a top bloke and operator, Iíve flown with him several times.

Interestingly enough, he was once quite an active moderator here on PPRuNe.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 15:28
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Originally Posted by chopper2004 View Post
When he was with Astraeus or Omni - he flew elements of A4 from their deployment into Wittering a decade back.

Best mate who was DAMO went to greet the a/c and got autograph and photo - it been a dream come true for him to meet Iron Maiden's founder and former lead man.

cheers


A little off-topic, but Bruce Dickinson wasn't Iron Maiden's founder, Steve Harris was. Dickinson replaced Paul Di Anno, who was kicked out apparently because of a nasty drug habit.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 18:03
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AndoniP speaks the truth. Back in the day I saw Maiden play the White Swan outside Hammersmith tube station with Di'Annoas singer. The gig was a freebie for the pub, because a few months before they'd been due to play there and Di'Anno was arrested outside the pub beforehand for possession of a knife and they had to play an instrumental set. A psycho...
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 21:04
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Originally Posted by M-ONGO View Post
Interestingly enough, he was once quite an active moderator here on PPRuNe.
Wow, what was his username??
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 21:46
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Many on here (including me) know it, but would you thank someone for removing your anonimity?
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 22:15
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Quite right Wycombe.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 13:30
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I met BD at a west London aerodrome and both he and his kids were extremely "normal". Top bloke !


(The PPRuNe username was quite witty as it worked on several levels).
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 13:39
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......and like me he was born in Worksop.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 14:16
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Even admitting I cannot stand his "music" I still cannot see the link to "Military Aviation"
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 09:38
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Well there's #36 who do!
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 13:20
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Many on here (including me) know it, but would you thank someone for removing your anonimity?
interesting twist though revealing the cover name
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 14:56
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Not forgetting his Trooper beer brewed by Robinsons in Stockport. This article shows how enthusiastic he is about everything.

https://www.petebrown.net/2013/05/31...inger-of-iron/
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