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PostSubject: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:50 am

Not many rock bands can claim to have their own airplane modeled after them:

http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2016-02-17/maiden-to-stream-ed-force-one-s-uk-arrival
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:23 pm

Check out the walk around video:

https://www.periscope.tv/w/1BRKjORRqaLGw

at 5:40, they show a sticker with the name of every member of the Iron Maiden Fanclub on the plane. Pretty cool to think thejokeriv is flying the friendly skies with Ed Force One!

(Yes, I use the same screen name on the Maiden forum)
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:46 pm

Absolutely amazing. Not many bands can do this.
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:50 pm

I saw this in the new Classic Rock mag. Freakin' awesome! headbanger
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:38 am

Compared to how Paul DiAnnos band gets around....
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:15 pm

thejokeriv wrote:
Check out the walk around video:

https://www.periscope.tv/w/1BRKjORRqaLGw

at 5:40, they show a sticker with the name of every member of the Iron Maiden Fanclub on the plane. Pretty cool to think thejokeriv is flying the friendly skies with Ed Force One!

(Yes, I use the same screen name on the Maiden forum)

Shoot, I guess the video expired. But that is f*ckin' cool that your screen name is on that plane!
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:52 pm

corplhicks wrote:
thejokeriv wrote:
Check out the walk around video:

https://www.periscope.tv/w/1BRKjORRqaLGw

at 5:40, they show a sticker with the name of every member of the Iron Maiden Fanclub on the plane. Pretty cool to think thejokeriv is flying the friendly skies with Ed Force One!

(Yes, I use the same screen name on the Maiden forum)

Shoot, I guess the video expired. But that is f*ckin' cool that your screen name is on that plane!

The font is very small since they had to put every one in the fan club on the stickers.

Cool news story from yesterday:

http://www.local10.com/video/iron-maiden-kicks-off-tour-with-major-landing-at-fll?searchType=ALL&compId=224867293

Cool pic - shows how massive Ed Force One is...... well, 747's are massive anyway, but Eddie on that giant tail is pretty darn cool:

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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:15 pm

Looks awesome! headbanger
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:33 pm

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Looks awesome! headbanger

I can't wait and extremely excited for Wednesday - first show of the new tour, no set list spoilers so far. no idea what the stage/lights will look like and first show since Bruce beat cancer. It is going to be a blast!

I plan to look for Ed Force One when I land in FLL and I'll post any pics I take.
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:10 am

Wow. Majestic. Are there any other metal bands with such luxury?
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:33 pm

Oosh!

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ED FORCE ONE BADLY DAMAGED ON THE GROUND IN COMODORO ARTURO MERINO BENITEZ (SANTIAGO, CHILE) AIRPORT

CONCERTS IN ARGENTINA TOMORROW AND TUESDAY EXPECTED TO GO AHEAD AS PLANNED

Ed Force One was this morning tethered to a tow truck to be taken for refuelling prior to flying over the Andes to Cordoba for the next show. On moving the steering pin that is part of the mechanism that connects the ground tug to the aircraft seemingly fell out. On making a turn the aircraft had no steering and collided with the ground tug badly damaging the undercarriage, two of the aircrafts engines and injuring two ground tug operators, both of whom have been taken to hospital. We hope of course that they make a full and speedy recovery and we will be closely monitoring their progress. The flight engineers are on site and evaluating the damage, but their initial report is that the engines have suffered large damage and will require an extended period of maintenance and possibly two new engines.

We are currently making contingency arrangements to get to the show in Cordoba tomorrow with band, crew and equipment intact. Fortunately the 20 tons of equipment had not been loaded onto EF1 at the time of the accident. Although this is tragic for our beautiful plane we do not expect this to affect our concert schedule including the next 2 shows in Cordoba and Buenos Aires. And we hope to find a new Ed Force One to continue this adventure with us in the near future. We will keep everyone updated when we know more, so keep checking only on this site for official news.

To finish on a high note however, our visit to Chile was a huge success with 58,000 fans coming to the show as totally brilliant as ever in the Stadium Nacional last night. We love you guys!



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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:49 pm

^^ D'OH! Somebody's gettin' sued. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:59 pm

LOL the closeup angle on that first picture makes it seem like the turbine is giant in size, when in reality the mechanics are on the background, and the engine has pieces broken off conveniently to make the people seem like they are directly under it.

At least when looking at it on my crappy phone.
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:47 pm

Oh, man. That's not good.
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:40 am

I'm sure they're insured, but even one of those engines can cost like $10M.
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:50 am

Bahaha I bet all the Iron Maiden fanboys rushed to Blabbermouth and were hoping Bruce Dickinson was okay. Like that one other time he had to make an emergency landing.
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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:02 am

Ouch is right! The Airport will have to pay for all the repairs (parts and labor) since their employee/equipment was at fault. They will probably have to pay back the cost of other transportation in the meantime. It will be years before the payments are sorted out (and I am sure lots of lawyers.) At least it was on the ground and no one was hurt.

Sounds like Maiden is looking for a replacement 747-400 in the mean time. They should be able to find one for the next month - since there are less flights during the winter/spring, some planes just sit so the operators look for ways to use the plane - i.e. leasing it to Iron Maiden (why the Ed Force One tours are always winter/spring.)

I'm glad I got pics of it before the accident:

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PostSubject: Re: Maiden sports their new airplane for upcoming tour   Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:15 pm

Quite a bit of damage.
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