a Peek at a new IMAX film and
experience life in the pilot’s seat of an F-15 Eagle
“Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag”
is the ultimate aerial combat experience
Aug. 19 - 22
Tenn. (Aug. 9, 2005) – Suit up and settle in to the cockpit
of the F-15E Strike Eagle, considered by many to be the greatest
fighter aircraft ever built as audiences are invited to a special
showing of the IMAX film, “Fighter Pilot: Operation Red
film follows a young F-15 fighter pilot through Red Flag, the
final training phase before pilots are sent into actual combat.
is the closest an audience will ever get to flying in the middle
of a massive air combat operation,” said Stephen Low, director/producer.
Stratton is a young American fighter pilot who flies the F-15
Eagle, arguably the most potent and successful fighter plane ever
built. His grandfather was a decorated World War II flying ace,
and he intended to follow in his footsteps.
Red Flag, the international training exercise for air forces of
allied countries, many of the world’s best pilots meet for
the most challenging flying of their careers. Red Flag is the
final training for pilots and their aircrews before being sent
into actual combat. Viewers follow Stratton as he makes his way
through this extraordinary event held in the desert of Nevada.
He is amazed at how complex, challenging and dangerous the exercises
begins to notice team members who were not a part of his childhood
vision of heroism, the support team crucial to a successful mission,
and to a safe return home. In the aerial combat exercises, there
are other pilots who aren’t out just to prove themselves;
they are helping him -- watching his back. And he is doing the
same for them. He begins to realize that being a hero is not quite
as simple as he once might have thought.
for “Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag”:
19: 6, 8 & 9 p.m.
Aug. 20: 6 & 8 p.m.
Aug. 21: 4 & 6 p.m.
Aug. 22: 6 p.m.
information and showtimes call 266-IMAX or visit: http://www.tnaqua.org/IMAX/Sneak_peek.asp
For more information
about “Fighter Pilot,” visit: www.fighterpilotfilm.com
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