Something a little bit different, we have previously followed Air Force 1, also heard John Travolta and even Harrison Ford – and now we will listen to the movements of TF-AAK B747 – also known as Ed Force One. The plane used for flying Iron Maiden around on their current world tour.
Here’s the first stop, Fort Lauderdale. With all the publicity about this plane, there is still some confusion about the callsign. The pilots said “Atlanta 666”, controllers said “Iron Maiden 666”.
Have a listen to this recording. We have previously talked about communications with famous people, but do you think the knowledge of communicating with a famous person or plane my deter some ATC professionals in doing their job properly? Discuss.