While POTUS currently rides around in VC-25 or Air Force One, an old -200 model of the 747, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame, on the other hand
gets to ride around and personally fly in Ed Force One, an ex Air France Boeing 747-400. Bruce is a certified 747 pilot, Chairman of Cardiff Aviation
and happens to be the lead singer of Iron Maiden too. He and the Iron Maiden tour have converted this jet into a global tour bus for their latest Book
of Souls world tour. This has to be one of the coolest tail art on any jet outside the military.
Hey, I've got the same hat as Bruce. Lol.
Here's the story of Ed Force One when it crashed into a tug in Chile:
I recently (re)watched Flight 666 and think it is so cool that they can pack the jet full of necessary equipment and people while trucks haul
all the other material (Ed, pyro, speakers, etc). People line up at the airport to watch the arrival! Bruce pops his head out and waves to the fans
and they go crazy!
also love the fact that bruce was at one time ranked as one of england's top ten fencers! back in the early 90's iron maiden was in concert here in
the bay area. back then, we once had a large renaissance faire in novato, ca. that was happening at the same time. bruce heard about it, hopped on
over before his concert, got into costume and gave a sword fighting demonstration!
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