Why Tom Cruise Own $4 Million WWII Fighter Aircraft and $20 Million Private Jet

Why Tom Cruise Own $4 Million WWII Fighter Aircraft and $20 Million Private Jet

Top Gun sequel dubbed Top Gun: “Maverick” is due for release at the end of this year. As we have reported earlier that Tom Cruise owns $4 million dollar WWII fighter aircraft will feature In Top Gun: “Maverick”.

Tom Cruise loves flying. His passion for flying extends to not only $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, and in 1994 he got his pilot license.

In an interview with Wired, Cruise said he is a multi-engine instrument-rated commercial pilot and is able to fly both commercial airplanes and helicopters.

In the upcoming Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, Cruise is actually flying some of the airplanes in the movie. He recently talked to Conan O’Brien about the upcoming sequel. And he said it has always been his dream to “make movies and fly airplanes.”

According to World War Wings, Cruise owns at least three different luxury aircraft, but he may own as many as five airplanes.

His most luxurious aircraft is his Gulfstream IV G4 jet. The Gulfstream IV cost around $20 million and is capable of hauling up to 19 passengers. The jet can travel up to 45,000 feet in the air and is equipped with a jacuzzi and a movie-screening room to help him and his guests feel at home even when they are several thousand feet in the air.

Cruise also owns a P-51 Mustang, which was a real-life WWII fighter. The aircraft was built in 1946 and was donated to a museum in Illinois. In 1997 the P-51 was completely restored and later sold to Cruise in 2001. Cruise had some custom alterations made to the plane — specifically he had the words “Kiss Me Kate” (in reference to his ex-wife, Katie Holmes) painted on the nose of the plane.

Out of all of the airplanes that Cruise owns, he seems to like his P-51 Mustang the best. He has frequently been spotted flying the plane and has even been known to let his friends ride with him in his WWII 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 by 1997 by Art Teeters and four years later was bought by Tom Cruise in 2001.

He renamed it to Kiss Me Kate after his ex-wife, Kate Holmes.

Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: “Maverick” will hit the theater this year but till now still it’s not confirmed which aircraft will feature in the movie and which Aircraft tom cruise will fly in the movie.

Top Gun sequel dubbed Top Gun: “Maverick” filming is underway right now. The upcoming film, slated for release on June 26, 2020, in the U.S., is likely entering the final stages of its production phase before going to post-production and editing.

Top Gun: Maverick will reportedly revolve around Tom Cruise’s Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he trains Bradley Bradshaw who is a pilot trainee, as well as the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (who was played by Anthony Edwards in the original 1986 film).

Bradshaw will be played by actor Miles Teller. Additionally, the new film will also feature Val Kilmer returning as Commander Thomas “Iceman” Kazansky, plus Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell and Ed Harris will all also be appearing.

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