Watch and Listen: Iron Maiden’s Ed Force One Takes Off from Wales

Iron Maiden (and Captain Bruce Dickinson) has upgraded from the Boeing 757 they flew around the world on the Flight 666 tour. The band thought they needed a 747-400 for the new Book of Souls tour, so Cap’n Bruce went into the simulator and got certified on the bigger jet.


Bruce’s first flight in 100% command was from Cardiff, Wales.

And nine hours later, it landed in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Read more about the flight here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Watch and Listen: Iron Maiden’s Ed Force One Takes Off from Wales

  • February 21, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I have a new found appreciation for the classic Iron Maiden song, Flight of Icarus! Wot is going on with Bruce though…Flying 747’s, rocking millions, saving sea turtles…he’s like Frank Abagnale of “Catch Me If You Can” movie fame, except that Bruce is legit!

    • March 12, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      He’s my hero! Up the Irons!


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