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Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« on: February 22, 2016, 09:28:02 AM »
Hello everyone!

I'm gonna follow all the movements the TF-AAK B747 does on the Iron Maiden World Tour.

Here's the first stop, Fort Lauderdale. Doubts about the callsign. Pilots said "Atlanta 666", controllers said "Iron Maiden 666".

If some of you also work this aircraft, post your audios here so we can have everything in order! :wink: :wink:



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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 01:57:31 PM »
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ABD666

CWL to FLL. The file below has New York Center on 128.50 (Bermuda area) asking them to say hi to Bruce, then about half way between Bermuda and Florida New York ARINC selcals them on HF 8918 to specifically ask if this is Ed Force One.


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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2016, 02:08:30 PM »
Hello everyone!

I'm gonna follow all the movements the TF-AAK B747 does on the Iron Maiden World Tour.

Here's the first stop, Fort Lauderdale. Doubts about the callsign. Pilots said "Atlanta 666", controllers said "Iron Maiden 666".

If some of you also work this aircraft, post your audios here so we can have everything in order! :wink: :wink:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ABD666

CWL to FLL. The file below has New York Center on 128.50 (Bermuda area) asking them to say hi to Bruce, then about half way between Bermuda and Florida New York ARINC selcals them on HF 8918 to specifically ask if this is Ed Force One.


One thing to note about this.

On Iron Maiden's last tour, especially when Bruce was flying for Astraeus, Ed Force One was a B757....

Now, if you look at the FlightAware track above, you'll notice that ABD666 is a B744.

In short, Eddie grew up, and now has enough room to fit Vic Rattlehead (Megadeth) and the Not Man (Anthrax) on board easily. ;)

And definitely check out the new livery. Nice.

BL.

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 03:02:11 PM »
That ARINC comm killed my ears!! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Can't understand a thing of that... What are they saying?

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016, 06:05:56 AM »
That ARINC comm killed my ears!! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Can't understand a thing of that... What are they saying?

Try listening to the clip now.  I did my best to eliminate the background noise and amplify the audio where I could.
Here's an article on the Aircraft with a video and pictures too: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/go-inside-iron-maidens-new-boeing-747-plane-video/
and a link to them landing in Ft. Lauderdale, FL: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/iron-maiden-ed-force-one-land/
« Last Edit: February 23, 2016, 06:16:07 AM by semperflyer797 »

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 09:29:44 AM »
Hello everyone!

I'm gonna follow all the movements the TF-AAK B747 does on the Iron Maiden World Tour.

Here's the first stop, Fort Lauderdale. Doubts about the callsign. Pilots said "Atlanta 666", controllers said "Iron Maiden 666".

If some of you also work this aircraft, post your audios here so we can have everything in order! :wink: :wink:

Here you go. A comprehensive documentation of the  Ed Force One arrival and parking at FLL

Enjoy!

http://www.atapattu.net/Special-Projects/Iron-Maiden-Book-of-Souls-Tour/
« Last Edit: February 23, 2016, 09:32:27 AM by eksath »

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 01:57:32 PM »
Doubts about the callsign. Pilots said "Atlanta 666", controllers said "Iron Maiden 666".

Fun fact: pilots may not change their callsign, however, controllers have the right to (temporarily) change an aircraft's callsign while its on their frequency (e.g. to avoid confusion, when callsigns sound too similar). Obviously the controller thought a change was absolutely necessary here. ;-)

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 03:55:48 PM »
Try listening to the clip now.  I did my best to eliminate the background noise and amplify the audio where I could.
Here's an article on the Aircraft with a video and pictures too: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/go-inside-iron-maidens-new-boeing-747-plane-video/
and a link to them landing in Ft. Lauderdale, FL: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/iron-maiden-ed-force-one-land/

Still veeeeery difficult for me :cry:

-Atlanta 666, radar contact 253 miles east of BALTN at FL390
-Roger that, Atlanta 666
-Atlanta 666, is this the Iron Maiden flight?
-Affirm!
-Roger! Can you say "hi" to Bruce from New York Center?
-Roger, we'll do that!
-Atlanta 666, go ahead?
-Yes, sir [.......]
-That's affirmative
-[....] the callsign, I thought it might be
-Yes, go ahead?
-Is this Bruce?
-666, is this Bruce flying?
-Affirmative, this is Bruce flying. [..]
-Okay, thanks a lot!

I don't even know if it makes sense! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2016, 08:03:00 PM »
Try listening to the clip now.  I did my best to eliminate the background noise and amplify the audio where I could.
Here's an article on the Aircraft with a video and pictures too: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/go-inside-iron-maidens-new-boeing-747-plane-video/
and a link to them landing in Ft. Lauderdale, FL: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/iron-maiden-ed-force-one-land/

Still veeeeery difficult for me :cry:

-Atlanta 666, radar contact 253 miles east of BALTN at FL390
-Roger that, Atlanta 666
-Atlanta 666, is this the Iron Maiden flight?
-Affirm!
-Roger! Can you say "hi" to Bruce from New York Center?
-Roger, we'll do that!
-Atlanta 666, go ahead?
-Yes, sir [.......]
-That's affirmative
-[....] the callsign, I thought it might be
-Yes, go ahead?
-Is this Bruce?
-666, is this Bruce flying?
-Affirmative, this is Bruce flying. [..]
-Okay, thanks a lot!

I don't even know if it makes sense! :lol: :lol:

What I heard:
-atlanta 666 radar contact 252 miles east of Boston flight level 390
-roger that atlanta 666
-atlanta 666 is this the Iron Maiden flight?
-afirm
-roger can you say hi to bruce and can send it from the ARINC Center (or it may have been New York Center but pretty sure it was ARINC Center)
-ah, roger we'll do that
-atlanta 666 go ahead
-ah yes sir just out of curiousity is this um Ed Force One?
-uh that's affirmative
-I just wanted to check I saw the call sign and I thought it might be
-you're correct
-is this Bruce?
-(inaudible) 666 is this Bruce flying?
-ahhh, no this isn't Bruce flying, just one of the air crew
-OK thanks a lot


If you're using audacity to do audio editing if you change the speed of a selection of the audio and then go back and change the pitch. It makes it a little easier to pick out some of what people are saying sometimes.  Other times it's just take your best guess though.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2016, 10:05:14 PM by semperflyer797 »

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2016, 11:58:21 AM »
Thanks for your corrections, Semper.

For me, ARINC Center makes no sense. ARINC is a way of communication, no an ATC dependency.

I think he says New York Center, actually he says "Nwya Center". Makes more sense to me :wink:

EDIT: And the ATC also says BALTN, fix of their route that day near Bermuda... not Boston, obviously

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2016, 06:32:47 PM »
This what I hear.

Transmission 1

N = New York Center on 128.500 (Bermuda)
A = ABD666

N: Atlanta 666 radar contact 253 miles east of BALTN flight level 390
A: Roger that Air Atlanta 666
N: Atlanta 666 is this the Iron Maiden flight
A: Affirm
N: Roger can you say hi to Bruce Dickinson from New York Center
A: Ah roger I'll do that

Transmission 2 (over an hour later)

N = New York Radio (ARINC) on 8918
A = ABD666

N: (selcal chime)
A: Atlanta 666 go ahead
N: Ah yes sir .. I'm just ah (unreadable) .. um curiosity is this ah Ed Force One
A: that's affirmative
N: uh just checking .. I uh saw the callsign I knew uh I thought it might be
A: yes go ahead
N: Is this Bruce
N: HBD666 is this Bruce flying (note he says HBD instread of the correct ABD)
A: Ah no this is Bruce F (unreadable) ah (unreadable) the other Bruce
N: Okay thanks alot

From another transmission when they first checked in on HF the radio operator incorrectly readback the identifier as HBD instead of ABD. It sounded to me like the pilot talking was also named Bruce (last name started with and F).

« Last Edit: February 24, 2016, 06:40:22 PM by JetScan1 »

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2016, 11:51:49 AM »
Not much but here they are arriving Tulsa

Note the minute 2:22 when the Tower lady says "ABD triple 6 HEAVYYYYY"  :-D :-D :-D

Loved that!

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2016, 07:47:56 PM »
Why don't the Airports have the departure times for abd666? makes it harder to track them on flightradar without knowing when the depart

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2016, 04:21:09 PM »
how can i monitor flight 666? the audio from plane to towers? on line?

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2016, 12:05:00 PM »
get the app ATC live its $3.99 in app store, but gotta make sure u know where they r leaving and landing. and  well you'll learn how to navigate the app once u download it.. 
  Not sure how the recording is done, actually  I haven't been tried to play a recording on here, they say listen but  mmm well another think i haven't figured out yet,, I'm new to it, but was fun hearing Bruce talk to vegas tower yesterday!

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2016, 03:14:21 PM »
Las Vegas - Monterrey!

Pretty rare and funny when MTY Tower seems to put some music on the radio for the Irons!! :-D :-D

I needed more than 10 passes to discover that song that Tower puts on the radio is Wasted Years!! :-o :-o

« Last Edit: March 01, 2016, 03:58:03 PM by VictorAtienza94 »

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2016, 08:02:36 AM »
Arriving Salvador and then arriving San Jose Costa Rica.

Anyone would be kind to tell me what they say at 8:40 ?¿ :-)

-Bruce [... ] recover
-Great to have you hear!
-Indeed
-[..]
-[recover Bruce!]


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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2016, 03:58:45 AM »
And no one can answer my question to transcribe those 5 sentences?... :cry:

I'll post the arrival at Santiago today. Don't think the feed has got the crash event.

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2016, 10:13:13 AM »
Just spotted on Twitter that plane has been badly damaged in collision with s tug.

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2016, 12:19:02 PM »
Audio of the flight MROC-SCEL

Santiago feed has many frequencies so I don't think anything can be heard about the tug crash... :|

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2016, 03:48:58 PM »
Unfortunately, I was not able to follow their trip.

It got damaged at Chile, then flew to Brasilia (no feeds available) then Sao Paulo (no feeds) and New York - Kennedy!!

So here it is arriving at JFK! :-)

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2016, 09:54:37 AM »
And here are some up close and personal pics of the Iron Maiden aircraft...special thanks to my friend Jeff who was able to get these pics for me!  Enjoy!

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Re: Iron Maiden ED FORCE ONE tour
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2016, 03:51:31 PM »
Iron Maidens flying from New York to Montreal :lol: :lol: