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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    Iron Maiden’s New Plane Is Too Heavy to Land at German Airport
    By Jeff Giles February 29, 2016 8:43 AM

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    Iron Maiden‘s got too much metal for Germany — or at least the runway at the airport in Dortmund, anyway.

    Spiegel (via Bravewords) reports that the band had to alter its travel plans after officials realized that Maiden’s new Ed Force One jet is too heavy for the runway. Instead of touching down in Dortmund on May 27 for their headlining gig at the Rock im Revier Festival, they’ll land in Düsseldorf a day ahead of schedule and take a bus into town.

    Scheduled for May 26-28, the 2016 Rock im Revier marks the festival’s second year, and is set to feature a lineup that also includes Anthrax, Slayer and Tremonti. More information is available at the official event website.

    As previously reported, Iron Maiden’s new Ed Force One jet is an upgrade over previous models: instead of taking to the skies in their old 757-200, the band is sprawling out in a 747-400. According to singer Bruce Dickinson, the added room not only allows for increased comfort, it arguably ended up saving Maiden money.

    “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,” said Dickinson. “All we will need to do is ‘paint’ it and move a few seats around, with the added advantage that there is much more room for band and crew – our Krew can almost get a row of seats each to catch up on sleep on the flights!”

    Dickinson, who doubles as the band’s pilot, has been at the controls between dates on the group’s current Book of Souls world tour, and recently touched down in Florida after the transatlantic flight leading them to the first show.



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    Good for them.
    Planes full of riff raff these days.
    Fat stinky people, Great Danes as "service" dogs.
    People coughing viruses all over.

    I hate greyhound on the ground or air.
     
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    thats fucking META(L)
     
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    :band::oderus:

    Heavy metal top of the class
    Stuff the media up your ass.

    F mutt
     
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    Hell yes it was too heavy.
     
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    Iron who?
     
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    How the fuck did they afford that?
     
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    That's what I am thinking?
     
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    Bad Fucking Ass.

    Fuck Germany, I'd still fly that fucker in there, and tell them to fuck off.
     
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    The article says that the singer, Bruce Dickenson, flies the plane. :wtf:
     
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    I mean, good for them, but I would imagine that they haven't made decent scratch since the 80's.
     
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    That caught my attention too....

    Im not really an Iron Maiden person :shucks:


     
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    Those Brit bands and they're particular requirements!

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    Maybe Eddie was on board? He's pretty big.
     
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    I didn't know that they still made 747's.
    That's a lot of plane.
    I got to fuel one up, check the oil and tire pressure once. :yes:
    You could tell it was from the 70's from the fabric on the seats.
    This was in the 90's. It was pretty crusty looking up in the wheel wells.
     
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    Bruce was a pilot for a charter airline for a few years.

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    What?

    WTF are you talking about? After Iron Maiden he put on a pilot uniform for real?
     
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    Old aircraft are less expensive than you think--the maintenance and gas costs are a bitch, but I'm sure the band is saving shitloads of money as a result.

    Saw them live about 5 years ago, and it was a great show--thankfully short on "new" material.
     
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    The US is the capitol of the world for shit music. For the rest of the world they're bigger than they've ever been.