Wednesday, April 13, 2016

VIDEO: Iron Maiden cockpit view from Ed Force One

Iron Maiden are sharing footage of singer Bruce Dickinson’s cockpit view as he pilots the group’s Beoing 747 Ed Force One on its takeoff from Fortaleza, Brazil during the band’s recent South American tour.

Dickinson was flying the plane following the group’s March 24 show at Ginasio Olimpico in Fortaleza as they headed to Sao Paulo for the final date of the South American trek in support of 2015’s “The Book Of Souls.”

Just two weeks into the world tour, Ed Force One was involved in an accident at a Santiago, Chile airport that saw two port side engines damaged while the plane was being towed for refueling.

The incident required the replacement of both engines at a cost of around four million dollars each.

The Fortaleza video footage was shot just days after the fully repaired Ed Force One returned to active tour duty.

Iron Maiden recently revealed plans to produce a limited-edition model version of the plane with German-based model company Revell.

The UK metal veterans are currently playing dates on a spring North American run that wraps up later this week with two shows in Los Angeles, following which the band will head to Japan and China for concerts starting April 20 in Tokyo.

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