Thursday, April 14, 2016

"Ed Force One" arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX)

(Photos by Michael Carter)

British Heavy Metal band Iron Maiden arrived in "Ed Force One" at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) this afternoon at 13:32pst from Denver International Airport (DEN/KDEN) as "ABD666" with the bands front man Captain Bruce Dickenson at the controls. In the above photos the aircraft is caught on short final to Rwy 25L.

Boeing 747-428 (32868/1325) TF-AAK has been leased by the band from Air Atlanta Icelandic for the groups current world tour "The Book of Souls World Tour" and is piloted by the bands lead singer Bruce Dickenson who is a huge aviation fanantic and of course pilot.

The aircraft itself was originally delivered to Air France as F-GITH on March 31, 2003 and operated with the carrier until being retired late last year then bought by Air Atlanta Icelantic.   

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