Aircraft Carrier, a new film about the modern marvels of naval technology and experience of being aboard a carrier at sea, is now screening at the National Naval Aviation Museum’s Giant Screen Theater.
The film, which has a 40-minute runtime, will screen daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. at the theater, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Featuring unprecedented logistical assistance and access from the Navy officials, Aircraft Carrier places audiences aboard a Nimitz-class carrier during the Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, maritime exercises. Over 22 nations and 55 ships participated in the RIMPAC exercises, along with 92 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters and nearly 5,000 crew members on the carrier itself.
“The mission to protect and defend the world’s oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years, and naval aviation has become increasingly vital to success,” says a teaser for the film. “One of the greatest engineering feats in the history of naval warfare, the modern Nimitz-class nuclear carrier, is a masterpiece of technology and the flagship of the U.S. fleet.”
The film also highlights the Navy’s newest submarines and places audiences in the cockpit of the Navy’s next generation F-35 aircraft, allowing viewers to experience the pilot’s perspective as the fighter catapults off the carrier into flight.
“The RIMPAC exercise recognizes the international cooperation necessary to maintain peace in a complex world,” said Stephen Low, the film’s director. “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.”
Officials said the film also provides a “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.
Located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, the National Naval Aviation Museum has been ranked as one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Museums in the United States,” and features nearly 350,000 square feet of displays. For information on movie tickets and showtimes, please call (850) 453-2389 or visit the theater’s website at www.navalaviationmuseum.org.