Bruce Dickinson: flying high in the aviation industry

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Bruce Dickinson: last of the polymaths

In 2009, the magazine Intelligent Life ran an article lamenting the decline of the polymath, claiming that, in an age of specialisation, they had become an endangered species. To cheer everyone up, it ran a list of 20 inspiring living examples.

Coming in at number five was Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, whose “five strings” as “a singer, TV presenter, pilot, record producer and fencer” (they forgot he is a novelist too) put [...]

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