Iron Maiden’s customized Boeing 757, named “Ed Force One” was designed to carry the band, crew and equipment across continents.
What makes Ed Force One so special is the fact that it’s flown by the band’s lead singer Bruce Dickinson, who is also a commercial airline pilot for Astraeus.
Bruce Dickinson later claimed that Astraeus decided to retain the Iron Maiden artwork when it returned to normal charter service after receiving positive feedback from customers, but had to remove the decals after passengers in Africa refused to board the plane, claiming it to be possessed by evil spirits.
Ed Force One was used again when Iron Maiden began “The Final Frontier Tour” on 9 June 2010 in Dallas, Texas and ended in London, England on 6 August 2011. The tour saw the band perform 98 shows in 40 countries across 5 continents.
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 is a concert documentary film that follows the band on the first leg of their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour between February and March 2008.