How Tom Cruise Learned to Fly a Helicopter Stunt for Mission: Impossible - Fallout | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • Tom Cruise is famous for doing his own stunts, and he's back in Mission: Impossible - Fallout with what might just be the most dangerous one yet--spinning a helicopter around while diving down over a waterfall. Cruise learned to fly at Airbus's base in Texas -- so WIRED's Jack Stewart went to find out what it takes.

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  • Toasty McSauce

     (Jul 25, 2018)

    Let’s face it: Tom Cruise IS Ethan Hunt.

  • Sivaramakrishnan Eknath

     (6 days ago)


  • Cod Mott

     (Nov 4, 2018)

    Nope, it took Tom 3 months to learn to fly, and it took Ethan about 3 minutes.

  • Floppy Bird

     (Jul 25, 2018)

    well... lets face the truth, Tom Cruise is not a human being.

  • Sivaramakrishnan Eknath

     (6 days ago)

    are you crazy

  • MrMike11233

     (Jul 25, 2018)

    He's being well compensated, of course, but all I kept thinking during this video was, "He's doing this - all of this - to give us an entertaining film." You're damned right I'm going to see it. It's the least I can do.

  • SheetHorizon21

     (Dec 1, 2018)

    +king james488 thats the thing right, he would save allot of time and remove any risk if he followed what every other movie does and use CGI. He doesn't have to put his mind and body through daunting tasks just to give the scene a bit more authenticity and yeah thats the one of the main reason I and most people go to watch his movies, the fact that we believe everything happening is as authentic has humanly possible, especially in todays era of everything cgi.

  • c2ashman

     (Jul 26, 2018)

    Tom Cruise.....really the last true action hero that survived the 90's.We have no real action heroes anymore...except this guy.

  • Michael Bay

     (Jan 28, 2019)

    +Telly Vin-a you mean plastic schwarzenegger? Yea he ate arnold a couple of years ago

  • Jay Philip Williams

     (Dec 19, 2018)

    I think Dwayne Johnson is pretty great.

  • Michael Jay - Value Investing

     (Jul 25, 2018)

    It is incredible the amount of training that actors put in to be successful in each movie role.

  • MotherWize

     (Dec 26, 2018)

    Michael Jay - Value Investing most use green screens

  • Todd C

     (Dec 14, 2018)

    Starwars Geek your math sucks

  • Reuben C

     (Jul 27, 2018)

    Bruh. Tom Cruise is going to demand to fly a F-35 in the new Top Gun.

  • Dylan Gutowski

     (Nov 20, 2018)

    Reuben C Oh, did you hear the news?The movie was delayed because he actually wanted to fly the plane.

  • stars life recipe

     (Jul 25, 2018)

    I watched the film today , the helicopter seen is unbelievable , u all should watch it yourself

  • Wayne Coolidge

     (Aug 18, 2018)

    Watched it last night. Tom Cruise is the best actor for the Mission Impossible franchise.

  • RPGengineer567

     (Aug 15, 2018)


  • strongdan1

     (Jul 25, 2018)

    Tom make some Hollywood stars look like Harry Potter

  • Elias Huvila

     (Oct 26, 2018)


  • Wayne Coolidge

     (Aug 18, 2018)

    LMAO, that was too funny.

  • Aidan Rogers

     (Jul 25, 2018)

    Saw this today, great film, great cast and great stunts. Mission: Impossible has fast become one of my favourite action series.

  • Kleist

     (Jul 26, 2018)

    Hope he'll learn how to fly a fighter jet filming Top Gun 2.

  • Jimmy O

     (Oct 26, 2018)

    He said he didn't wan't any 3d graphics