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The job of airport staff and ground crew is vast and varied. There are various roles in the airport including; retail staff, administration, customer service, management and many more. All these roles help in the smooth running of the airport as well as to make passenger experience as positive as possible.

The individuals working in the safe and effective take off of planes are known as ‘ground crew’. They work at airports to keep airplanes running efficiently with roles including air traffic control, baggage handling, technicians, flight dispatch and more.

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Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson is an honorary RAF Group Captain. Dickinson was enrolled as a member of the 601 (County of London) Squadron in January 2020 in recognition of his long-term support of the RAF, which includes him flying a 747 Jumbo to bring pilots home from Afghanistan in 2008! Learning to fly in the 90s, the frontman has kept his hand in flying large aircraft, including for a commercial airline - and even piloted for his band mates during Maiden's 2016 tour in a Boeing 747-400. Now that's Heavy Metal!

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