The Adam A500 centerline twin-engine piston airplane makes its Hollywood debut later this month with the release of “Miami Vice.”
The movie, based on the popular 1980s television series of the same name, opens July 28 in theaters.
The Adam A500, based at Centennial Airport (KAPA) in Colorado, flew to Florida and the Dominican Republic for two extended filming schedules. Adam Aircraft pilots Jan D’Angelo and Mike McCready flew the airplane on all legs of both trips, including circumnavigating Hurricane Wilma to meet the film crew in Florida and the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic flight signified the first international flight for Adam Aircraft. While shooting on location, many of the “Miami Vice” crew, including director Michael Mann and stars Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell, took the opportunity to fly in the airplane. Mann even shot some of the film’s action scenes from the cabin of the A500, Adam Aircraft officials said.
The film features A500 Serial Number 002, which has:
• Flown more than 1,200 flight hours;
• Visited more than 100 U.S. cities, airports and FBOs;
• Flown more than 187,000 miles, greater than eight times around the world; and
• Holds the National Aeronautic Association A500 Speed Record Over a Recognized Course both from Las Vegas to Long Beach, Calif., and from Long Beach to Denver.