And U2 will be our flight crew

Just for fun, let's say that you play Major League Baseball – for the Texas Rangers. You and your teammates are about to leave for a series against the Toronto Blue Jays in Canada. So you show up at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to board the plane and discover to your surprise that the pilot for the charter flight will be John Travolta. Yes, that John Travolta – the movie star/aviation enthusiast. Sounds far-fetched, right? Not if you consider what happened to the Glasgow Rangers soccer team of the Scottish Premier League late last month. As the players reported to the airport for a flight to Israel, where they were to play Hapoel Tel Aviv, they learned that music superstar Bruce Dickinson would be at the controls. It wasn't a stunt. For all the millions of dollars he has made as a rocker, mostly as lead singer for the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, Dickinson appears to love flying just as much. "Nothing else compares," he has said. A licensed pilot, he moonlights with the Astraeus charter service of London, specializing in Boeing 757 jets. He's also a longtime fan of the Rangers. "When I heard we were taking [them] to Israel," he told Scottish newspapers, "I said, 'I'm having that one.'"

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