He wrote way more on flying and someone else decided it had to go out. Too much.
Good question. Tbh, I think anyone who still hasn't read it and doesn't want to know anything about the content in advance would be sensible and avoid this thread.
I was struck by the revelation that Nicko had played on (a version of) "Heartsong" the Gordon Giltrap piece - the theme to the BBC's "Holiday" programme. This is genuine news to me. The drummer on the album was called Simon Phillips and the single was the same version as far as I know.
If I remember correctly, Bruce mentions being partially responsible for the opening drum roll of Where Eagles Dare, as he asked Nicko to play something along the lines of the drum roll on the Giltrap song, to which Nicko replied: "That was me!"
This is the song featuring the drum roll in question: