Exclusive Pictures: Iron Maiden and Ed Force One at Bangalore airport

Was present to photograph Iron Maiden’s departure earlier this morning, after their smash hit concert in Bangalore.

A one on one interaction with pilot and Ed Force One Captain Bruce Dickinson during the bus ride to the airplane. Really nice guy. He said he absolutely enjoyed coming to Bangalore, the fans, and the city. Being an aviator, he really missed visiting the Aero India show, but did offer a suggestion for the Indian Air Force. Look hard at the F-16IN SuperViper, and the F/A-18 E/F SuperHornet. His friends who fly the Eurofighter Typhoon say it is just an F-16, 20 years later. Thanks Bruce and do come back in 2011.

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For the aviation fans. Captain Bruce Dickinson on the steps of Ed Force One.

and pictures of Ed Force One at Bengaluru International Airport, Boeing 757-23A, registration G-OJIB, Astreus Airlines, CN 24292, powered by RB211-535E4 engines, from taxi to air borne.

A very special thanks to Photoyogi. At his request, I will not disclose for what though.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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