CAF Wings Over Houston | Ellington Airport, Houston

October 26-27, 2024

US Navy Blue Angels

Air Force “Own the Sky” ad in theaters

air force to unveil new airpower ad in theaters before top gun: Maverick

Just another reason to head to the theaters May 27th and to the Wings Over Houston Airshow October 29th & 30th!

“The U.S. Air Force plans to unveil its latest commercial titled “Own the Sky” in theaters during moviegoers’ long-awaited release of Top Gun: Maverick. The heart-pounding, adrenaline inducing, ad gives the audience a sense of what it might feel like to be on the receiving end of the Air Force’s might, and accentuates the importance of airpower in America’s security.”

Check out “Own the Sky” before you go to the theaters to see Top Gun: Maverick:

“In the new ad, some of the Air Force’s 5th Generation Fighters and their Air Force pilots are seen pulling Gs and doing maneuvers civilians might only see at an air show.”

We are thrilled to have both the the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demo Team performing at this year’s Wings Over Houston Airshow, October 29th & 30th!

More about “Own the Sky”:

“Air Force Recruiting Service and the Air Force’s advertising agency, GSD&M, filmed this commercial, among others, over several days at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Multiple Air Force demo teams came together and were filmed air-to-air by a Hollywood jet equipped with cutting-edge cameras to make this footage possible.”

“The intensity of this spot is stunning, so hold on to your popcorn because we are bringing the Air Force to your seat,” said Maj. Gen. Ed Thomas, AFRS commander. “We want to get Americans excited about what it means to serve this great nation. There are more than 130 career options an Airman can take on their full or part-time journey to defend our skies. The air superiority in this video just gives you a glimpse of a small percentage of what is possible when you join us.”

“Asked if he thought the Navy-centric film would benefit the Air Force as well, the general said he expects Top Gun: Maverick will generate a buzz about military service in general.”

“The Navy, the Air Force and the other services benefit when America gets to see such positive ad realistic depictions of what we do and what our lives are like serving the country,” said Thomas, whose uncle, Rear Adm. Bill Harris helped stand up the Navy’s “Top Gun” Fighter Weapons School in the 1950s. “Whether viewers want to ‘Fly Navy’ or ‘Aim High’ we just want them to think about serving and the exciting life and tremendous opportunities we can offer.”

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YouTube (US Air Force Recruiting): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbNP0FUItjI

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