Tom Cruise will fly with the Red Arrows after meeting them during a visit to their base


TOP Gun star Tom Cruise has been asked to fly with the Red Arrows.

The Hollywood actor, 60, got the offer after meeting the RAF’s top acrobats at an air show.

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Tom Cruise was asked to fly with the Red Arrows after encountering RAF aerobatic hot shots at an air showCredit: Unknown, clear with photo office
The Top Gun star was at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire on Saturday

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The Top Gun star was at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire on SaturdayCredit: Splash

They were at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire on Saturday and invited him to fly with them later this year.

A source said: “Tom was just as blown away by the Red Arrows as they were by him.

“He took his time talking to them and was very knowledgeable about them as a squadron.

“Tom was asked to join the Red Arrows and fly with them.

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“He jumped at the chance and asked his team to try and arrange a date.”

The Red Arrows pilots tweeted a photo of their meeting with Tom.

They told their 218,000 followers: “We have a new winger.

“Today Maverick joined the Red Arrows!

“Epic to meet Tom Cruise at the Royal International Air Tattoo and talk about aviation, teamwork and Top Gun.”

Tom got his pilot’s license in 1994, eight years after the release of the original Top Gun movie.

The second film, Top Gun Maverick, was released in May and has already grossed over £830m at the global box office.

For the sequel, Tom and some of his co-stars learned to fly a fighter jet and spent three months in a specialized boot camp.

However, they were not allowed to fly the F/A-18s seen in the film, with each aircraft costing £70million. But Tom flew a P-51 Mustang.

Miles Teller, who plays Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw in the new film, said, “We’ve been training for this for a long time.

“Tom had us on a flying program for several months before we started filming,

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“But it was never something you were really comfortable with, at least for me.

“It was something that every time I rode it really tested me and I felt like I wanted to throw up pretty much every time.”

A source said:

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A source said: ‘Tom was as blown away by the Red Arrows as he was by him’Credit: Alamy
The Red Arrows pilots tweeted a photo of their meeting with Tom and wrote:

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The Red Arrows pilots tweeted a photo of their meeting with Tom and wrote: ‘We have a new Wingman’Credit: PA
Tom got his pilot's license in 1994, eight years after the release of the original Top Gun movie

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Tom got his pilot’s license in 1994, eight years after the release of the original Top Gun movieCredit: Unknown, clear with photo office
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