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Iron Maiden Unveils New Custom Boeing 747 for Upcoming World Tour

February 19, 2016 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

NME reports that Iron Maiden left Cardiff Airport today in a new custom-decorated Boeing 747 for the band’s The Book of Souls Tour. The band also tweeted a picture of the jet, which you can check out below.

The world tour is captained by frontman Bruce Dickinson, who is also an experienced pilot. The plane has been named Ed Force One after their zombie mascot Eddie, who is featured on the plane’s tail design.

Speaking on the plane, Dickinson stated: “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 is set for its first date on the tour in Florida on February 24.

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