El Segundo, Calif. July 28, 2008 --- Building upon the success of more than 150 million global views of the critically acclaimed IMAX® production “Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag”, Executive Producer and distributor K2 Communications announced today the anticipated release date for the newest and most technically advanced aviation film ever produced for IMAX® theaters. According to K2 Communications, Chief Executive Officer Bob Kresser the premiere of “Legends of the Sky” has been slated for March 2009 at the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum’s Lockheed Martin IMAX® Theatre. Legends will be presented shortly thereafter at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center and in subsequent general distribution to IMAX® theaters and other Giant Screen theaters worldwide.
Legends of the Sky is the second aviation-related IMAX® Theater film directed by the iconic Stephen Low and Executive Produced by K2 Communications. The film will premiere in 3D and be released in both 2D and 3D formats.
“The Smithsonian announced its participation before Legends production began, commensurate with the announcement of the America by Air exhibit. K2 Communications is pleased to follow that news with a progress report and news of the anticipated premiere date for this technically advanced IMAX® Theater film production,” said Kresser.
Legends of the Sky will give any theatre patron a cockpit perspective as aviation history dramatically unfolds. The Stephen Low film is a collaboration with the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, whose curators have helped shape the most experience-driven flight film yet produced for IMAX® screens.
Legends invites the viewer into the cockpit to experience pivotal aviation design and emotionally fly threshold aircraft -- airplanes that represent a major step forward in performance, safety, durability and sustainability. “This film gives the audience an insider’s view of what it takes to bring a modern Jetliner into production and serve its intended flying purpose. Through comparisons to signature aircraft of the past, Stephen Low’s film ultimately brings the audience up to the present and then provides each viewer with a press credential for the Paris Air Show, where they will see the Airbus A-380 and the first flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner,” continued Kresser.
Every audience member will be invited aboard the Boeing Dreamliner as Chief Test Pilot Mike Carriker takes the controls, clears the field and climbs to altitude. They will be along for the ride as Carriker literally makes aviation history. “Designing a new plane from a clean sheet of paper is a daunting experience made somewhat easier by a reliance on and respect for the past. Mike Carriker embodies the professional humility given to pilots and planes that came before as he flies the audience through an unforgettable review of milestone aircraft of the 20th century that includes a bi-plane, Super Constellation, Harrier Jump Jet and the Schleicher Glider. He then invites you to come aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner -- what is now regarded as the vanguard of 21st century commercial aircraft,” added film director Stephen Low.
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Five experts provided insight into the origins and progress of the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner program at the Farnborough...
All Nippon Airways is expected to get its first plane late next year and put it into service in early 2011.
If God is considering a Second Coming soon, maybe she should tune in to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner rollout ceremony to borrow a few ideas about staging, drama and worldwide impact. Indeed...
San Diego Air & Space Museum Selects 'Class of 2009' Aviation and Space Legends for Induction into the Museum’s International Aerospace Hall of Fame
On November 21, the San Diego Air & Space Museum is honoring national and international air & space legends at its 46th Hall of Fame Induction and Gala.