Peterborough Today reports that IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson, who leads a double life as a captain with the British airline, was at the controls of the Astraeus aircraft which brought home RAF (British Royal Air Force) heroes returning to UK yesterday (Sunday, August 31) after an arduous seven months in Afghanistan.Squadron Leader "Albert" Finney, the senior air traffic control officer at RAF Wittering, had a surprise brush with Bruce. He said: "I wanted to speak to the captain because we are not used to handling such large aircraft, and I needed to check he was happy with the taxi-plan. The captain happened to be Bruce Dickinson. "I knew he flew for Astraeus, but what were the chances of him being the pilot? He was as proud as punch at flying the lads and wanted to tell me all about his Boeing 757." Read the entire article from Peterborough Today.