Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Out to Change the World of Aviation

The Airlander is big.  HUGE.  Yes, it’s mostly air–the thing is a big balloon, really–but it’s still more than 300 feet long.  And that makes it the longest aircraft ever built.

What’s the point?  This thing will be fantastic cargo plane, capable of lifting 50 tonnes.  And because the thing is mostly air, it’ll quiet and energy efficient.  It’s quite possible that it will be a game-changer in the world of aviation.

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson–a former commercial airline pilot in his spare time–is involved in the project.  Learn more at the BBC.  (Thanks to John for the link.)



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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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