Synopsis: After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.
Filming: Shot with 6 IMAX-certified cameras strapped into real F-18 cockpits, audiences will soar through the sky like never before AND get up to 26% more picture in select sequences throughout the film (letterbox to full-screen). Top Gun: Maverick pushes the boundaries of film technology innovation and IMAX audiences will experience the action in unmatched quality.
While you're there: Come early and check out our F-14 Tomcat (flown by Museum Director Chris Browne) and an F-18 Hornet (most recently retired from the Blue Angels' demonstration team).
Screenings: Friday at 6:10 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 3:50 pm. Because of the film's end-time, parking will be free for those attending the film. Get your tickets now at si.edu/theaters/airbus