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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  • daryll rae

    daryll rae

     3 days ago

    Pity the egotistical little wanker didn't crash it and burst into flames.

  • NimbusKhan NK

    NimbusKhan NK

     14 days ago

    The concept that a human being that has never flown an helicopter can take a 3-months course and then go on to perform advanced, envelope-critical aerobatics just like that only goes to show how gullible people can be. Did he take an helicopter flying course that allowed him to be on board, actually flying the machine in a regular way, for some takes? Sure, anybody can. The acting would be the difficult part. Did he became an advanced aerobatics helicopter pilots just because, like the little train in the children's story, he thought he could? Yeah, sure...and I have a Golden Gate Bridge to sell you...

  • Steve Haigh

    Steve Haigh

     15 days ago

    didn't tell us how much it costs for training on that, i'm guessing you need a tom cruise size bank account to afford it

  • max nye

    max nye

     20 days ago

    Would you believe me if I said I have photos of that helicopter on my phone? Probably
    What if I said I had photos of me standing next to that exact helicopter (same tail number) - in a hangar north of London, UK?

  • Martin Winlow

    Martin Winlow

     27 days ago

    Well, sadly, I suspect it only a question of time before he gets it wrong and we lose another celeb... Let the stunt people do it, FCOL!

  • Romain Sandt

    Romain Sandt

     1 months ago

    I don't remember seing the scene of Cruise almost hitting a truck in the movie... I slept of it was just in the trailer?

  • Kaiyote


     1 months ago

    That last clip with the bus ruined all the credibility built up by everything else lol

  • Mirek Burkon

    Mirek Burkon

     2 months ago

    As a Scinetologists with Operating Thetan level VIII he should be able to levitate on his own

  • yogabunny


     2 months ago

    tom cruise is a FUDGE PACKER

  • SplitXParadox UnderWorld

    SplitXParadox UnderWorld

     2 months ago

    I sometimes have 9-10 hours of school and I’m in elementary school

  • ChedengMB


     2 months ago

    Tom Cruise is a badass but I prefer Chuck Norris flying me around in a helicopter and just talk about the funny memes about him😂

  • Alex Silva

    Alex Silva

     2 months ago

    Well, he’d already done rolls and loops on a helicopter before, back when he drove a Formula 1 car 😄

  • Shaylynne Swanberg

    Shaylynne Swanberg

     2 months ago

    Yeah Tom!!


     2 months ago

    someone should train tom cruise to be a good president, and who knows...

  • jo son

    jo son

     2 months ago

    Didn't know many scientologist are helicopter pilots

  • smooths


     3 months ago

    distant explosion

  • Seth H

    Seth H

     3 months ago

    This is why I LOVE The MI movie series b/c Cruise does ALL of it...

  • Filip Vabroušek

    Filip Vabroušek

     3 months ago

    The best movie in the history of cinematography!

  • Montes Foreman

    Montes Foreman

     3 months ago

    Dude scientology looks cool.

  • test two

    test two

     3 months ago

    That is the first movie, in a series of movies where the last one was better than all the previous episodes.