Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson invests in big bag of helium Airlander 10

We know it looks like a pair of flying buttocks, but Airlander 10 is the world’s largest aircraft
Hybrid Air Vehicles, which owns the Airlander 10 – a flying machine that is part aircraft, balloon and hover­craft – is hoping to raise £3.4m from a crowdfunding cam­paign, matching a government grant.

It already has investors such as Iron Maiden frontman – and pilot – Bruce Dickinson. Dickinson has committed £250,000 after an initial investment for £100,000. Dickinson said: “I told my wife, I’m about to put £100k into a big bag of helium. It may go up in smoke. She said, people have to dream, and un­less you can dream some­thing it’s never going to happen.”

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