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57 Year Old Top Gun: Maverick Star Tom Cruise Spotted Taking Paragliding Lessons In The French Alps

57 Year Old Top Gun: Maverick Star Tom Cruise Spotted Taking Paragliding In The French Alps

A lot of pictures are doing the rounds on the Internet in which Cruise is seen learning how to paraglide under the watchful eye of an instructor, reports dailymail.co.uk.

It seems the Hollywood superstar has been honing his adventure acumen in the wake of shooting for his forthcoming action film, “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise is famed for carrying out his own stunts, and Tom Cruise was hard at work learning a brand new skill as he prepared for a forthcoming film role.

The Hollywood actor was in the French Alps, where he was taught how to para-glide under the watchful eye of an instructor.

Sporting a safety helmet and sunglasses, Cruise, 57, was guided through take-offs and landings as he sat in a safety harness beneath the enormous, wing shaped sail.

He was flanked by helpers and right-hand men with the ropes of the paraglider trailing behind him and the sail inflated perfectly. The father sported sunglasses and a helmet while wearing an all-black outfit not totally dislike his usual onscreen garb.

It’s not immediately known if he was shooting scenes for an upcoming film, but we’ve got both Top Gun: Maverick and Mission Impossible in the works so it could really be a smorgasbord of action he was working on.

Either that or he just loves a spot of weekend paragliding and who’s to shame the guy. You’ve got to get your thrills somehow, right?

Paragliding involves navigating a large fabric canopy, traditionally made from non-porous polyester or nylon,  while suspended below in a buckled harness.

Without the use of an engine, paragliders can often cover hundreds of kilometres while gliding at altitudes of up to 24,000 ft.

While Cruise didn’t quite reach those heights, he appeared to e comfortable in the harness while working on his movement both in the air and on the ground

The Hollywood starwart is evidently not discouraged from throwing himself into the thick of stunts two years after he broke his ankle on the set of Mission Impossible: Fallout.

Production was halted back in 2017, however it still landed in cinemas to fanfare.

 

 

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