Tu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 685 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6893 times:
On Maiden's last tour thru Europe, Astraeus had a 737 done up as "Bruce Air". With Bruce flying it took lucky fan club members from London to Paris and I think Dublin!!!!!! The other members of Maiden served as waiters in the cabin!!!!!!!!! I think a small allotment of tickets were available for the public to purchace thru Iron Maidens website. Thats really a cool promotion, both for Maiden and Astraeus!!!!!
Debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2513 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6257 times:
Hi, I doubt it, that John Travolta is a regular Qantas Pilot... BUT, again, to my knowledge he served Qantas to get his licence approved and did a B747Cpt. rating in order to fly on his own B707... any information on this subject or most welcomed...
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6058 times:
A pilot is a pilot, but usually the majors get the pick of the crop, the little guys get what's left. A pilots salary is better at a major than a little guy so the question still goes unanswered. Did he apply to a major such as VS or BA? or is their flexibility with these guys that he likes?
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5990 times:
Regarding the fencing, there's a great bit with him on the Rock in Rio DVD. And as he says, whenever he walks through customs with holes in his arms, the story behind them is often far from what people usually thing There's also a bit where he flies around in a RG simulator - complete with a landing attempt at Kai Tak.
Curiously, he flew the Iceland Express route ex Reykjavik to CPH with a load of Maiden fans, when Iron Maiden played at last years Roskilde Festival.
With Astraeus being somewhat a charter airline, I think it suits him, since the demand for pilots is a bit up & down.
ANX4fishing From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5984 times:
The dude strikes me as someone who does not do anything half-assed. World-class fenceman, commercial pilot, singer/songwriter/rockstar, seemingly a nice guy without much of the bagage the average rockstar carries. Most folk would be satisfied with one of those traits.
BTW, I hear Di'Anno is playing a local dive in your town soon.. Run to the hills.