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Fighter Pilots Introduce First Day Screenings at Museum’s New 3D Movie Theater July 6

World premiere of “Fighter Pilot 3D: Operation Red Flag” opens theater

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SEATTLE, – The Museum of Flight’s William M. Allen Theater re-opens July 6 after extensive renovations and technical upgrades. Celebrating the grand opening, the theater will host the world premiere of “Fighter Pilot 3D: Operation Red Flag,” the exciting 48-minute Stephen Low Company and K2 Communications documentary adventure in 3D, with a pilot’s-view experience into the danger and complexity of high speed combat flying during Red Flag international air combat flight training exercises in the Nevada desert. The July 6 screenings will be personally introduced by retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilots Bop Holmes, Vic Morrow, Sully Sullivan and Randy Neville; all of them veterans of Red Flag exercises. Screenings at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m, 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Adults $5 with admission to the Museum; $8 for movie only. Children $4 with admission; $7 for movie only. Museum Members: $4.

“Fighter Pilot 3D: Operation Red Flag”
Following a young F-15 fighter pilot through Red Flag, the final training phase before pilots are sent into actual combat, this giant screen film is the closest audiences will ever get to a ride in the world’s greatest fighter jet. “Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag” was directed by one of the foremost large format filmmakers and provides a rare insider’s view into the teamwork and dangers inherent in military flight training. This 48-minute adrenaline-packed giant screen hit is now available in stunning digital 3D, with the stereoscopic production performed by 3D experts at Passmorelab. Appropriate for general audiences.
About Red Flag
Established in 1975, Red Flag is a two-week realistic combat training exercise involving the elite aerial forces from all four branches of the U.S. military, plus their Guard/Reserve components. It is commonly described as being more challenging than actual combat. Since its inception, NATO and the air forces of 28 other countries have joined the U.S. in these intensive exercises, as well as individual members of other countries who have participated as observers. Red Flag is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the Air Warfare Center and Nellis through the 414th Combat Training Squadron. Red Flag exercises have provided training for over 440,000 elite military personnel, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying over 385,000 sorties and logging over 660,000 hours flying time. For more information on Red Flag, please visit


The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for active military, $10 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit