ACTOR Tom Cruise feels the wind in his hair and gives a thumbs up as he sits in his private plane with the cockpit open.
Hollywood star Tom, 60, was seen guiding his aircraft out of Naples Airport in Florida.
BackGridTom Cruise was seen guiding his private plane out of Naples Airport in Florida[/caption]
BackGridTom used the plane in last year’s hit movie Top Gun: Maverick[/caption]
He was at the controls of his own P-51 Mustang.
The fighter-bombers were used during World War Two, although Tom’s is believed to have been built in 1946.
The actor used the plane in last year’s hit movie Top Gun: Maverick.
His passion for aviation began while filming 1986’s original Top Gun.
He earned his pilot’s licence in 1994 and, as well as the Mustang, is thought to own two other planes.
Earlier this year Tom snubbed the Oscars, after Top Gun: Maverick failed to secure any nominations.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Tom’s co-star in the film Jay Ellis, said the Academy should hand him a special honor for his achievements.
He said: “Tom is unique. He has done it all. I think people sleep on Tom.
“But people should know that he is the last great movie star.
“What people forget is that his body of work is very vast.
“He has done every genre; there is character, plot, action, everything – and he succeeded.
“His ability to not only organically perform and use the camera while organically performing on camera is a masterclass.
“There are not a lot of folks out there, none that can do it in the way he does.
“He is the nicest, most genuine and just giving open guy.”
Everett Collection IncTom’s passion for aviation began while filming 1986’s original Top Gun[/caption]