Tom Cruise loves flying. His passion for flying extends to not only a $4 Million WWII Fighter but he also owns 4 more aircraft including a $20 Million private jet.
In 1986, Cruise landed the role of Maverick in the critically acclaimed movie Top Gun. While filming the movie, Cruise fell in love with aviation
According to World War Wings, Cruise owns at least three different luxury aircraft, but he may own as many as five airplanes.
Tom Cruise has been a licensed pilot since 1994 and his love for flying was one thing that actually drew him to the original ‘Top Gun’ in the first place.
He told Wired that he’s a multi-engine instrument-rated pilot and he’s been adding feats to his resumé. For example, he learned how to fly a helicopter for 2018’s ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’s incredible stunts.
In a segment for The Late Late Show, Cruise flew host James Corden on a fighter, his P-51 Mustang.
According to World War Wings, in 2001 the actor purchased this World War II fighter This Mustang has a serial number of 44-12840 and was built in 1946.
It was donated to the Civil Air Patrol unit and eventually ended up in a museum in Illinois. It was later completely restored in 1997 by Art Teeters and four years later was bought by Tom Cruise in 2001.
He renamed it Kiss Me Kate after his ex-wife, Kate Holmes.
However, that’s not the only airplane Cruise owns. He also has a Gulfstream IV G4 jet, which is his most luxurious aircraft.
The jet cost around $20 million and has the capacity to transport up to 19 passengers. It is also equipped with a jacuzzi and a movie-screening room, according to Cheat Sheet.