This is what I really like about Cruise. Hes gets fully involved in his characters and does most all of his own stunts. Those plane shots were definitely him flying the real thing, or at least riding in one.
I really hope Val is in this more then just a few cameo shots.
The FA-18 does have a 2-seater version, so while it’s cool to think he’s doing the flying he’s probably faking it in the back seat. Still, those shots are amazing.
Very cool side bar. My father was an Agressor squadron commander for 2 years. The Agressors were the Air Force version of Top Gun. They were taught to fly like Russians, had red stars on their tails, all to train our pilots to fight against them. I suppose there’s obvious bias at play, but he told me that whenever the Agressors went up against Miramar they kicks the Navy’s ass.