GA Goes To The Movies

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Some of you who went out to catch a movie over the weekend may have noticed that a distinctive GA airplane made its Hollywood debut in "Miami Vice." An Adam A500 flew to Florida and the Dominican Republic -- the first international flight for an Adam aircraft and took part in the filming of the Michael Mann picture. Some segments were shot from the cabin, and many of the movie crew, including Mann and stars Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell, took the opportunity to fly in the airplane. Also this week at Oshkosh, a screening was held of the movie "Flyboys," which tells the story of the Lafayette Escadrille -- the American pilots who volunteered to fly for the French in the early stages of World War I, before the U.S. entered the fray. That film will debut in theaters Sept. 29. And also, the producers of the documentary "One Six Right" held a showing on Friday night at Oshkosh. That film was recently released on DVD. It's about Van Nuys Airport, in California.