Bill Wyman Doesn't Fly & Here's Why
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:01:20
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Ex-Rolling Stones' bassist Bill Wyman is 78 and he has done a lot of things over the course of his rock 'n' roll life. One thing he does not do anymore in his retired years? Fly.
While he was a global traveler during his tenure with the band, nowadays, he gets from A to B via car, according to VH1 Radio.
"I gave up flying in 1990 before I left the band on the last tour we did in Europe," he said. "I just said I don't want to fly anymore and I drove the rest of the tour by car and really enjoyed the experience because I was able to see places in Europe and towns and went right to Prague and everywhere instead of just being at the airports. And so I quite enjoyed it and I vowed never to fly again and I haven't except for two trips to America in the early 2000s because I had book signings there."
Ah, that's nice. He got one-on-one time with the world and on the ground!
He also revealed, "I was flying before the Stones, I was in the Royal Air Force doing my military service which you had to do in those days. I did that for three years and I was travelling backwards and forwards from Germany on planes and after 40 years of it, I just got sick and tired of it and I thought I don't really have to do it anymore. I want to raise a family, I want to be home all the time, I can do all my projects from home, et cetera, et cetera. So I decided not to fly anymore and it really hasn't changed my life at all."
Anyone out there eschew the act of flying?