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April 10, 2015

          Contact: Steve Hedges


                        [email protected]


FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) on April 18th will kick-off a season of free aviation-themed movies shown in the association’s new National Aviation Community Center at Frederick Municipal Airport.

AOPA movie night will take place on Saturdays twice a month between April and October in the National Aviation Community Center (NACC), a large hangar recently updated by AOPA. Movie night is open to members of the community and is completely free.

And AOPA’s NACC will not only offer a movie, but also the chance to fly a flight simulator and tours of AOPA aircraft before, during and after each show. Free hot dogs, soda and popcorn will be served.

Guests will be able to enjoy a movie while learning more about general aviation and even trying their hand at flying one of AOPA's Redbird JAY simulators. The NACC is located at 296 Bucheimer Rd., Frederick, MD, 21701.

Movies will range from aviation classics such as Spirit of St. Louis and Top Gun to lighter fare, including Airplane, Night at the Museum 2 and, for younger aviators, Planes and Planes: Fire and Rescue. (See the full schedule below).

AOPA personnel will be on hand to answer questions about general aviation and flight training, airport operations and aircraft. Parking will be available at the NACC and directly across Bucheimer Road from the hangar.

AOPA Movie Night shows will include:

NACC Movie Schedule

•           April 18th:   Night at the Museum;

•           May 2nd:    Airplane;

•           May 16th:   Top Gun;

•           June 20th:  Spirit of St Louis;

•           July 18th:   Barnstorming -- A Documentary

•           Aug. 1st:     Planes;

•           Aug. 15th:   Planes: Fire and Rescue;

•           Sept. 5th:    Amelia;

•           Sept. 19th:  High Road to China;

•           Oct. 3rd:      Red Tails;

•           Oct. 17th:    Iron Eagle.



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