Bruce Dickinson, the lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, took time out from the group's current tour of Brazil to visit the TAM Museum (www.museutam.com.br) in São Carlos.

Bruce-Dickinson-tamDickinson was shown around the museum's collection of more than 70 aircraft by the museum's president, João Amaro, and Mauricio Amaro, son of TAM founder Captain Rolim Amaro.

Dickinson, who is a pilot in his own right, is flying Iron Maiden around the world on the band's own customised Boeing 757, Ed Force One. The Final Frontier World Tour, which started in Moscow on 11 February, will visit 26 cities in thirteen countries across five continents.

The TAM Museum, which is located alongside the airline’s MRO in São Carlos in the countryside of the state of São Paulo, was reopened in June 2010 after two years of refurbishment and remodelling.