Aviation Photo #1308518 Boeing 757-23A - Astraeus

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Heavy Metal! Now in full Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time World Tour 2008 livery, with a nice Eddie tail. Seen about to do some engine runs. During the tour the 757 will be a combi with rear cargo hold.
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    Astraeus
    Boeing 757-23A
    Boeing 757-200 (C-32)
    Boeing 757-200 (C-32)
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    G-OJIB
    Lasham
    England
    United Kingdom
    December 2007
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Comments (48)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice livery!
the band will fly with this airplane across the world during their Somewhere Back In Time Tour in 2008!
awesome!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ooooh yesss, Iron Maiden! Great livery!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Up the Irons ! Great photo !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lovely aircraft with a dashing Livery....
Anonymous
10 years ago
" Run to the hills, Run for your life " This is a great livery, and a great idea for promotion a band. After this one, more will come.
Anonymous
10 years ago
They're coming in Croatia with this one as well... can't wait to capture Adriatic sea with Eddie on a tail ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is truly heavy metal...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice against the dark background sky, like the painted fin. Is there a "Tail Gunner" on this 757 ? ;-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ivan Garcia, Cool, great picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a beautifull plane!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
And your pilot is......... Bruce Dickinson, singer of the band who is a certificate pilot and and F.O. flying for Astraeus
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb livery for Astraeus! Btw, Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson himself is a captain for Astraeus. But I wonder if he will pilot the flights during the world tour..
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is the coolest airplane I've ever seen
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice framing, good composition, good contrast, excellent clarity.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Up The Iron´s!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Eddie always makes for a great photo! Fantastic looking graphics on the plane! Picture captures it all!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This bird really needs to be black!!

"Up the Irons" indeed. :-)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Eddie's bigger than life again. How cool is this paint job.

Thankyou for posting this picture. I can't wait until this bird gets to Australia :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like this photo because it shows the plane in pre (or pos?) action, with all the movement and stuff around it.5 stars.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Bright plane, dakr sky. That's typical for Great Britain I think. Fantastic photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's so beautiful... I'm defenetly gonna go see it when it comes to finland this summer ^^
Anonymous
10 years ago
It`s just perfect! The coolest plane in the sky!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great band... great plane... great livery ... 5 stars thank you very much "aj" .. pity maiden arent coming to ireland i wud love to see this bird.. wudnt it be great listning to "aces high" while on this ;-) up the irons
Anonymous
10 years ago
A great photo taken at my work lol, its a very kool plane and a real pleasure to help create for the band
Anonymous
10 years ago
What of the coolest liveries ever put on a plane. The tail itself is a work of art 5*
Anonymous
10 years ago
Let he who have understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number. Its number is six hundred and sixty six. Awesome! Long live Iron Maiden!
Anonymous
10 years ago
All Hail Eddie!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible metal 757. Up the Irons! T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
All hail the Maiden... Eddie The aircraft defines what Maiden is About.
Anonymous
10 years ago
UP THE IRONS!

Ain't this the best plane I've ever seen. The liveries are a masterpiece! Superb! The picture's great with dark sky on the background and all the action around the plabe itself.

Aces high, eh! :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic. ever sen a plane like this before.
Anonymous
9 years ago
There goes the siren that warns of the air raid,
Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak.
Out for the scramble we've got to get airborne,
Got to get up for the coming attack.

Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines,
Remove all the wheelblocks there's no time to waste.
Gathering speed as we head down the runway,
Gotta get airborne before it's too late.

Running, scrambling, flying,
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again.
Running, scrambling, flying, Rolling, turning, diving,
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die.
Won't you run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high!
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's a shame that they had to remove those paintings
Anonymous
9 years ago
Up the Irons! Last concert in Assen august 2008!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I have seen this plane at JHAS in Melbourne. Looks great and I was also told that one of them is a pilot and is a part of the flight crew.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent photo I saw this plane up close when it landed at BNE.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is pure awesomeness.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I did this livery for ATL
Anonymous
9 years ago
Two plane?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Iron Maiden rules! I went to 3 shows on the Somewhere Back In Time tour (one was the LA stop where the plane actually was piloted by Bruce himself) and they were all awesome. Too bad they probably wont do another Ed Force One tour because this plane is awesome. Cant wait to see the Flight 666 DVD.
Anonymous
8 years ago
A few years back i was on an Astreaus flight, Not this particular plane though. This is what came over the tanoy at the start. "Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen this is your First Officer speaking my name is Bruce Dickenson....." My jaw almost hit the floor!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a lucky passenger(the British one)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great dark sky background with lots of foreground interest.
Not sure what the cement mixer is for though!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The weather on the tails seems to be the same as the weather coming from the background
Anonymous
7 years ago
With a light sky, this just would not have done it. Wonderful contrast. Took a photo of this plane myself today over the Essex Coast. It had a small jet flying alongside most of the time.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Seen this plane decal at Gatwick airport it was awesome
Anonymous
4 years ago
Flight 666, the call sign he uses when piloting Ed Force One. Not cool. Not funny.

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