Hello Florida #EdForceOne: Iron Maiden greet America!
Iron Maiden's “Ed Force One” Boeing 747 has landed in Florida. The legendary heavy metal band is about to start the World Tour.
Yesterday fans gathered at Cardiff Airport to watch Iron Maiden depart on “The Book of Souls World Tour” on 'Ed Force One', their custom-decorated brand new Boeing 747.
The band's world tour plane is captained by frontman Bruce Dickinson, who is a passionate and highly qualified pilot as well as fronting the metal legends.
Dickinson spoke of the upgrade to a new, larger 747, saying: "The greatest benefit of traveling in a 747 is that because of its colossal size and freight capacity we can carry our stage production and all our stage equipment and desks in the cargo hold without having to make any of the immense structural modifications needed to do this on the previous 757, the extent of which fans will have noted on the Flight 666 DVD."
The band named 'Ed Force One' after their zombie mascot Eddie, who features on the plane's tail design.
The first date of the world tour takes place in Florida on February 24.
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