I never intended to become a professional pilot. But, as I became more curious about aircraft, and, well, not being John Travolta, I realized that the only way I was ever going to fly a jet is if I got a job.
I'm trying to be as green as I can. As an airline pilot, I have a carbon footprint that's a size 10, so it's pretty hard.
The mystical poetry of William Blake's artwork also forms the basis for the album cover.
A guy called Arthur Brown... was a big influence of mine... and also Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull.
If you really want to annoy me, ask me when I'm going to retire from rock n' roll.
If your only arbiter of anything is money, really you should... go and rob banks.
I've had a bit of experience at lots and lots of different arenas as it were, some of them completely creative, some of them quite technical. The interesting thing is, is that I found that the technical arenas actually are also very creative or can be very creative.
I don't have interns. I don't have a manager. I don't have assistants. I don't have a secretary. I can't figure out Outlook Express. I'm the worst person in the world answering e-mails, and my phone is probably the oldest, most battered phone you can find. So I just talk to people.
South Wales is a hub of aviation.
The joke in aviation is, 'If you want to make a million, you'd better start with £10m.'
A few of these interviews have gone slightly awry, because every now and again there has been the odd conflict of interest between interviews because of the Iron Maiden record, and I am a bit long-winded.
I don't like being recognised, I have no interest in being famous at all, I just do what I do. If I could be like Captain Kirk and beam myself up and then beam myself down, I would!
The celebrity thing, I mean, Lindsay Lohan - what's she for? I look at that and throw my hands up in despair.
My dad always told me, 'I don't care what you do. Just aim to be the best at it. Even if it's the world's best window cleaner.'
With the Internet, bands can come and go every five minutes and the music looks disposable.
I find that fencing and training give me more stamina and help me deal with the craziness of being on the road so much.
I'm very good at daydreaming. Ask any of my schoolteachers.
Apart from death and taxes, the one thing that's certain in this life is that I'll never be a fashion icon.
Iron Maiden is an institution, and I'm delighted that I'm involved in it, but there was a time that I wasn't delighted so I quit.
Kids get bored easily. They have got to get out and get their hands dirty: make things, dismantle things, fix things.