Tom Cruise lands chopper filming ‘Mission Impossible’


Tom Cruise simply pulled off some fairly risky business.

The 59-year-old motion star proved that he nonetheless does his personal stunts by undertaking a “Top Gun” second on Tuesday: touchdown his personal helicopter in South Africa.

And in typical Tom Cruise style, he was smiling and waving the entire time.

Gillian Soames, who lives in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, stated the “Jack Reacher” actor has flown by her city a number of instances, however she received to witness his megawatt smile up shut when she snapped photographs of him expertly touchdown the chopper.

“For the last week, he has driven past my house two or three times a day and flies over every day and night to wherever they are filming that day,” she advised South West News Service.

In truth, Soames stated that Cruise was staying just some hundred meters from her dwelling and has been a “delight” to locals.

“I must have seen him 11 times now,” she added, “but yesterday was the first time he took off his mask to smile for us so we could see his face.”

Tom Cruise landed his chopper throughout filming for the newest “Mission: Impossible” film.
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The actor smiled large for South African followers.
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An area Hoedspruit, Limpopo, resident stated she’s seen him round city filming lately.
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Soames, 49, additionally added it’s the primary time she’s seen him flying the helicopter on his personal, though the veteran actor is well-known for doing his own risky stunts — like lately when he was photographed riding atop a speeding train and grinning for followers and paparazzi.

“It was also the first time he flew the chopper himself,” she famous to SWNS. “He normally has a pilot but he came and landed it himself.”

In photographs, Cruise, sporting a masks with black aviator sun shades, could be seen manning the chopper with a co-pilot in addition to smiling and waving to cameras and locals after disembarking the plane. In November, Cruise was seen getting flying lessons at Duxford Airfield in Cambridge particularly for this movie, which has been marred by COVID shutdowns and alleged budget disputes. The actor was additionally seen the identical month hanging off the wing of an airplane for another wild stunt.

The 59-year-old was sporting a masks on the helicopter in addition to when he disembarked.
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Residents within the South African city have been having fun with his presence.
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“I must have seen him 11 times now but yesterday was the first time he took off his mask to smile for us so we could see his face,” South African resident Gillian Soames stated.
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While the small city of Hoedspruit, inhabitants 3,157, was delighted to host an A-lister, Soames stated she was ecstatic to witness a “real ‘Top Gun’ moment” whereas he movies the eighth installment of “Mission: Impossible” — which will be released on June 28, 2024, whereas “M:I 7” is slated for July 14, 2023 — in close by Blyde River Canyon and Swadini nature reserve.

“When I think of ‘Top Gun’ I always think of the song ‘Take My Breath Away.’ He has taken our breath away, but hopefully, we have taken his too as the area, with the vistas, mountains and the landscapes, is so stunningly beautiful,” she added.

Soames, who’s a fan of Cruise, defined that “many celebrities pass through” the realm whereas looking Big Game, however the “Mission Impossible” star’s presence has significantly excited the city.

“It was also the first time he flew the chopper himself,” Soames stated on Tuesday.
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Soames stated that “he normally has a pilot but he came and landed it himself.”
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“This is Tom Cruise so he can not be ignored,” she added.
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“We are gentle bush people who tread softly on the earth and are not ones to mob, swarm or bombard him. The reason why he has been so accommodating and fabulous is we have been treating him with respect as well,” she stated.

“But this is Tom Cruise so he can not be ignored.”