Below you can watch multi-camera video footage from cockpit of IRON MAIDEN‘s plane Ed Force One plane as it took off from Fortaleza, Brazil.
Ed Force One is being piloted on the band’s world tour by MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson.
Band comments on the plane: “Ed Force One, our new 747 jumbo, is all branded-up, ready to go and Bruce has his shiny new 747 type rating so he can fly the plane. As we initially announced, we’ll be using Ed Force One right around the world as usual but also including the first few shows in Europe this time, making this the first time EF1 has visited Europe on tour.”
“However, after the Swedish show at Gothenburg Ullvei Stadium on June 17, we’ll be reverting to our traditional truck and bus touring methods as logistically this makes much more sense considering the lesser distances involved and airport parameters.”
IRON MAIDEN’s sixteenth studio album, “The Book of Souls”, It is the band’s first studio double album, and therefore also their longest to date, with a total length of 92 minutes. The album’s launch and its supporting tour were delayed to allow vocalist Bruce Dickinson time to recover from treatment which he received in early 2015 to remove a cancerous tumour.