Iron Maidgone

They came, they saw, they went all around Table Bay and Robben Island.


And then they left, on flight 666 once again.

Observant people will have noted that it was basically 54 minutes before they actually went anywhere. The cost of flying a Boeing 747-400 for that long? Somewhere around $25,000, or just under R400,000.
Just to play in the sky over Table Bay.

But then, if you had that money, a 747 and a day like today – why on earth wouldn’t you?

Iron Maiden (& plane) in Cape Town

And while we’re on about Cape Town flights, flight 666 landed here last night.
666. And people complained about Lady Gaga bringing Satanism to SA.

That was the flight number for Iron Maiden’s tour 747-428, flown in from Perth by their lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. I bet that the Tall Accountant can hardly contain himself.


The plane, an ex-Air France unit named ‘Ed Force One’ and commissioned from Air Atlanta Icelandic, is an upgrade from the 757 that the band used on their previous tour.

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TF being the registration demonym for Iceland in the same way that ZS is for South Africa.
I’ve no idea. I don’t make the rules.

The plane adds an extra dimension to the fans’ experience and is a draw in its own right, both at the airports on the tour and on the merchandise site.