Although the lead singer of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, is probably best known for being a rock star, he is also a polymath who has enjoyed great success in diverse areas. He is a commercial airline pilot, was Marketing Director for Astraeus Airlines, the driving force behind Cardiff Aviation, Vice-Chairman of Pouncer, Chairman of GoldiLox, commercial entrepreneur, and an excellent fencer. To top this, he has proven himself an accomplished brewmaster as well.
Bruce Dickinson, as part of Iron Maiden, worked his way to the top of the music scene in the late 1970s. His energetic performance, unique singing style, and amazing stage presence largely contributed to the group’s success. He even pursued a short, successful stint as a solo artist before rejoining the group in the late 1990’s.
It was also during the 1990s that Bruce Dickinson pursued his interest in flying, going on to gain his commercial pilot licence. He has also gone to set up Cardiff Aviation. This aircraft maintenance company has signed an agreement with the Djibouti government to help them with the relaunching of their national airline. Bruce Dickinson has also a huge investment in the world’s largest aircraft, a plane, balloon, and hovercraft hybrid called the Airlander 10. He has also, over the years, created a large aircraft fleet commonly seen as a one-stop solution used by various airlines. He is also in the process of setting up a training company to train future pilots.
Bruce Dickinson brought his flying skills to the fore when, during the 2016 “Book of Souls” world tour, he piloted the plane that took the rock band to their various destinations.
In 2017, Bruce Dickinson became the Vice-Chairman of Pouncer. The company has designed a drone that aids famine relief in all corner of the globe.
Iron Maiden, in collaboration with Robinsons Brewery in Stockport, England, created a Trooper in 2013. The recipe for this ale was formulated by Bruce Dickinson in conjunction with the head brewer of the company and has since them been successfully exported to over 40 countries across the globe, making it the company’s most successful export.
As far as Bruce Dickinson and sport is concerned, fencing is his sport of choice. It seems the only thing that has stopped the usually unstoppable Bruce Dickinson from gaining international success in this sport is lack of time for practice. According to Olympic winner Bartosz Piasecki, “He’s kick-ass. He is short but incredibly fast, that’s his weapon. He looked like Rocky when he arrived in a brown robe with his fencing kit in a shoulder bag.”
Bruce Dickinson is the author of “What Does This Button Do?” The memoir provides an up-close look at his amazing life and includes stories spanning his career with Iron Maiden, his early life, his business success, fatherhood, family, and his bout with cancer. The book, like everything else he touches, was successfully received, reaching No. 1 on The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography list.
Bruce Dickinson is a charismatic, unique keynote speaker. His world-class talks see him compare the myriad challenges faced in the music, commercial aviation, and other business ventures, covering aspects such as teamwork, planning for the future, and learning from your setbacks in order to earn future success.
“Armed only with his humor, charm and a simple slideshow, Bruce Dickinson offers an intimate idea of his dazzling life.”
“Bruce Dickinson is an extraordinary speaker. In our case, he spoke about ‘how to turn customers into fans’".
“Bruce Dickinson is a superstar… When you dig deeper, you find that his tremendous sense of humour facilitates the telling of an epic story. This man has an enormous heart and fighting spirit.”
“Bruce wakes up, shakes up and gives you a good laugh as well as making you ask new and important questions of your business thinking.”