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

    Binh Nguyen

     4 days ago

    Is that KGPM airport?

  • TheTimeTraveler2025


     7 days ago

    He has the money... flying helicopters is fun, so why not.

  • AlexRadic5


     7 days ago

    id learn how to fly it within hours.. bet me

  • Travis Russell

    Travis Russell

     7 days ago

    And it was all filmed in New Zealand

  • Melchior Joller

    Melchior Joller

     7 days ago

    How could he not be able to fly a helicopter with such a high Thetan Leven?

  • Clive Sinclair

    Clive Sinclair

     7 days ago

    Can’t believe Airbus didn’t give Tom the helicopter - advertising?

  • alan sullivan

    alan sullivan

     7 days ago

    Money aint everything but if I had cruise's $ I would have my own copter too-sad part he is rich and they probably gave him one-I love riding in them and almost bought one or the price of a new pickup no big until check into paperwork-the training and license and insurance was the about same $ as the copter itself -without insurance the training and license is around $18,000-then again I guess if you flew with no license the cops couldnt very easy pull you over

  • Jim Jonrs

    Jim Jonrs

     7 days ago

    CGI is cheaper.

  • Frankie Norbert Steiner

    Frankie Norbert Steiner

     7 days ago

    If Tiny Tom Cruise wasn't so short, weird, and involved in a cult...he'd be OK.

  • Blaine Bugaski

    Blaine Bugaski

     7 days ago +1

    It's Scientology that has given Tom Cruise his super powers, just as they have always promised to do.

  • WW2Expert Channel

    WW2Expert Channel

     7 days ago

    Who is tom Cruise

  • Prateek


     7 days ago +1

    0:25 This is me at the age of 10

  • Meticulous Frog

    Meticulous Frog

     7 days ago

    Weird cult-carried man

  • dissya1


     7 days ago

    tom cruise is a cover for the real Ethan hunt

  • ivan kerr

    ivan kerr

     7 days ago +1

    Scientology corrupted madman

  • Адиль Гасанов

    Адиль Гасанов

     7 days ago

    I thought Tom Cruise was going to be shown how he studied to fly, not the other man.



     7 days ago

    Dear TOM CRUISE, batter you learn hoe fly the helicopter on Mr. Chuck Aeron!

  • Gary Myers

    Gary Myers

     7 days ago

    I didn't want to like Tom Cruise but he won me over a while back

  • redfox435cat


     7 days ago

    To be fair , Cruise has had his Fixed Wing Private Pilots Licence Since the 80's and owns his own P-51. He's had his rotory license since the early 2000's, so the training was basically a type cert for this specific heli for the movie.

  • yakky0123


     7 days ago

    Awesome flight for someone with 3 months of flying, but hardly extreme for a heli flight. This is extreme: