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Air Force Museum Theatre to show 'Air Aces'

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  • By Mary Bruggeman
  • Air Force Museum Foundation
The Air Force Museum Theatre and the Military Channel are pleased to announce the new series "Air Aces" will be exclusively shown in the newly renovated 4K Digital Theatre, located inside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, before it makes its U.S. television debut.

"Air Aces" is a six part series from the Military Channel focusing on some of the top aces in aviation history. Many of the planes featured in the "Air Aces" series are on display in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, including the F-4C flown by Robin Olds when he shot down two MiG-17s in a single day. This partnership is a good opportunity for the Air Force Museum Theatre and an exciting way to bring aviation history to life on the giant screen.

Ambitious, spectacular, and supercharged with thrilling action, "Air Aces" profiles the most harrowing airborne combat missions ever, many of which were recently declassified. Combining CGI and real-life aerial reenactments featuring actual historic aircraft, "Air Aces" provides a comprehensive look at these dynamic dogfights and the pilots who survived. Despite often facing insurmountable odds, the pilots profiled in this action-packed series exemplified bravery as they squared off with enemies over hot spots across the globe. "Air Aces" is a six part series which will air on the Military Channel Sunday evenings at 10 p.m.

Each new episode will be shown in the theatre daily at 5 p.m. prior to its Military Channel scheduled showing, at a special price of $5 per person. The Air Force Museum Theatre will be showing the six episodes in the series on the following dates:
  • "George Beurling," Aug. 1-2 at 5 p.m.
  • "Douglas Bader," Aug. 3-4 at 5 p.m.
  • "Wing Walker," Aug. 5-11 at 5 p.m.
  • "Red Tails," Aug. 12-18 at 5 p.m.
  • "Robin Olds," Aug. 19-25 at 5 p.m.
  • "Gabby Gabreski," Aug. 26-Sept. 1 at 5 p.m.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free. For more information about the museum, visit

The Air Force Museum Theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. Proceeds will allow the non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation to bring this world-class festival to Dayton and help support entertainment and educational programs for patrons throughout the year. For more information about the Foundation, visit

About Military Channel
The Military Channel brings viewers compelling, real-world stories of valor, heroism, and courage on the battlefield. It also goes back in time, telling the enduring stories of the people and events from the great turning points in history. Currently available in more than 60 million homes, the network takes viewers "behind the lines" to celebrate the personal stories of servicemen and women who defend freedom across the globe. As the only cable network devoted to the armed forces, the Military Channel incorporates the best state-of-the-art CGI animation and never-before-seen footage to offer in-depth explorations of military techniques, aviation technology and cutting-edge weaponry. For more information, please visit,, or Military Channel is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Bruggeman, Chief of Theatre Operations, Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.,, (937) 656-9623