Niall Matter will star in Come Fly With Me, a new movie that Hallmark collaborated on with the U.S. Air Force. (Image: Hallmark Media)

Hallmark is releasing a new movie set and filmed on an Air Force base. Come Fly With Me, which stars Heather Hemmens and Niall Matter, will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries as part of the network’s fall lineup.

“Through this beautiful story, Hallmark Media is honored to celebrate and thank the commitment made by members of the military – and their families – as they serve our country,” said Elizabeth Yost, senior vice president of development and programming on Hallmark Media. “It is a long-standing priority for us to create movies set in this world, which resonate strongly with our viewers. We’re so proud to partner with the United States Air Force and [Department of Defense] to bring this special, heartfelt story to life.”

New movie

Come Fly With Me was filmed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. The movie features flight footage courtesy of the Department of the Air Force featuring the Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squad that showcases the capabilities of Air Force pilots.

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“The U.S. Air Force is excited to partner with Hallmark Media and Front Street Pictures to bring a story that loosely showcases the pride, precision and professionalism of our nation’s elite Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds,” said Lt. Col. Darrick Lee, Director, U.S. Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office.

Heather Hemmens and Niall Matter

In the movie, Heather Hemmens stars as Captain Emma Fitzgerald, who has just moved to Nellis Air Force Base to start a two-year assignment on the famed Thunderbirds team. When her 11-year-old daughter Lucy (played by Pietra Castro) meets a local girl named Alice (played by Georgia Acken), Emma is happy her daughter has a friend.

The girls begin to spend time together and Emma meets Alice’s father (played by Niall Matter), a handsome widower.

According to a synopsis from Hallmark, “…The girls decide to play matchmaker in the hope that a romance will lead Emma to put down roots rather than move again when her time with the Thunderbirds ends. Emma and Paul are drawn to each other and a spark develops, but Emma is overwhelmed by the demands of her Thunderbirds training and tells him she needs to focus on her flying. But when Alice’s health suddenly worsens, the thing keeping Emma and Paul apart could be what ultimately brings them all together.”

Come Fly With Me will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Friday, September 15 at 9/8c.

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