IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson recently teamed up with Joe McBryan, owner and operator of Buffalo Airways, who is also a star of the History Television reality-TV show “Ice Pilots NWT”. The singer got a chance to fly one of Buffalo’s Second World War-era planes, the venerable DC-3, to Yellowknife.
Edmonton Journal‘s Sandra Sperounes and photographer Fish Griwkowsky of FisheyeFoto tagged along for the ride and were asked to document this once-in-a-lifetime meeting. Their report can be seen below.
The “Ice Pilots NWT” series focuses on Yellowknife-based Buffalo Airways, whose future is under the gun from the effect of an “economic downturn, a dwindling supply of specialty aviation gas and the high cost of flying vintage aircraft,” according to the History Channel web site
Dickinson, a commercial airline pilot and established aviation entrepreneur, recently set up Cardiff Aviation Limited to provide specialist aviation technical support services, including training, as well as heavy aircraft maintenance for various jet aircraft types, both narrow and wide body, up to Boeing 767 size. Dickinson and his company are leasing 132,000 square feet of hangar and office space at St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan in Wales, United Kingdom from the Welsh government.