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Museum of Flight to Premiere New 3D Film: Aircraft Carrier

SEATTLE – The Museum premieres the new 3D film, Aircraft Carrier on Friday, May 26. Media are welcome to screen the film at their latest convenience. For show times, visit

Aircraft Carrier is a large-format, immersive film packed with adrenaline-laced visuals and human stories that pay stirring tribute to the crucial role modern aircraft carriers play in maintaining the freedom of the seas, and keeping the sea lanes open for commerce. The film was produced by K2 Communications and Giant Screen Films, with logistical assistance provided by the Unites States Navy.

Aircraft Carrier places audiences aboard a Nimitz-class carrier, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercises. RIMPAC provides a striking visual context for the size and scale of the maritime drill – with over 22 nations and 55 ships participating – along with 92 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters on the carrier itself, a veritable city at sea (population nearly 5,000 crew). Aircraft Carrier brings audiences not only aboard the carrier, but also the Navy’s newest submarines and cockpit of the Navy’s next generation aircraft, the F-35. Audiences get a unique perspective on these new stealth fighters, observing their advanced technology systems and experiencing the pilot’s perspective as it catapults off from the carrier into flight.

Aircraft Carrier features stunning and extensive computer generated visualizations of the technology that makes a carrier the preeminent maritime vessel – the apex warship – in naval history. The RIMPAC exercise recognizes the international cooperation necessary to maintain peace in a complex world,” said Stephen Low, the film’s award winning director of Fighter Pilot, and 16 other IMAX documentary classics. “It is certainly a film that should engage all viewers – from military history enthusiasts, engineering buffs, to fans of futuristic technology… and, of course, giant screen movie audiences that love being transported to a place they are unlikely to ever go themselves.”

The Museum of Flight’s Director of Sales and Visitor Experience Rich Rime added ” A test audience responded very enthusiastically to the film when we screened it earlier in the year. Kids, in particular, were very engaged. Aircraft Carrier will be a great addition to everything that the Museum offers; we are excited to premiere it this holiday weekend.”

For students and educators, Aircraft Carrier also provides an engaging learning experience focusing on STEM subjects. Throughout the film, crew members are shown using innovative technology to solve real world problems, showcasing careers in math, science, technology, and engineering.

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Aircraft Carrier Photo credit: K2 Communications