Iron Maiden's Ed Force One lands at Vancouver International Aiport
Band plays Vancouver concert as part of The Book of Souls world tour
Iron Maiden and aviation fans had their eyes on the sky Saturday.
The heavy metal band's private plane carrying band members, crew and gear landed at Vancouver International Airport at 3:30 p.m. PT in advance of Iron Maiden's concert at Rogers Arena as part of The Book of Souls world tour.
Happening now: .<a href="https://twitter.com/IronMaiden">@IronMaiden</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EdForceOne?src=hash">#EdForceOne</a> draws a crowd at <a href="https://twitter.com/yvrairport">@yvrairport</a>. <a href="https://t.co/3tiRMEOq02">pic.twitter.com/3tiRMEOq02</a>—@bobmackin
<a href="https://twitter.com/IronMaiden">@IronMaiden</a> YES! ☀️<a href="https://twitter.com/ARWStructure">@ARWStructure</a> and I are excited for the show <a href="https://twitter.com/RogersArena">@RogersArena</a> tmrw! ;) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IronMaiden?src=hash">#IronMaiden</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vancouver?src=hash">#Vancouver</a> <a href="https://t.co/Em4yNLPu6K">pic.twitter.com/Em4yNLPu6K</a>—@WahibaChair
The plane is dubbed Ed Force One after the band's mascot Eddie, whose face is painted on the Boeing jet's tail.
Its pilot is likely one of the most famous in the world — the band's lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson has a commercial pilot's licence.
According to the band's website, the plane is on loan from Air Atlanta and was last in Edmonton.