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Old 9th Feb 2018, 06:55
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Tom Cruise flying the AS350

Interesting video of Tom Cruise flying the AS350 for his latest movie role.

What do you guys think?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Um0aZKbpe1Y
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I just saw this, and I have to say even though I am convinced the guy has lost his marbles with all the scientology stuff,

I was impressed!
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So he's being paid to do that,does that mean he needs a cpl? Maybe he already does?
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I know his stunt coordinator (not the one on here) and Tom does his own flying in his own helicopter. He rents his 350 as well as his own biz jet back to the film company increasing his revenue stream.
The funny thing is none of the film crew or other actors will fly with him as his flying is, lets just say interesting!
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Maybe he already does?
Yes he does.
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Why does he need a CPL?

3 months training, flying 8hrs a day makes hime eligible to do what he does. A PPL would have only taken him around a couple of weeks at the most!! The fact that he goes where lesser mortals fear to tread ("Spiral manouevres???") is entirely his decision.

Live by the sword etc etc.....

I'm not jealous - honestly...
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Originally Posted by MajorLemond View Post
I just saw this, and I have to say even though I am convinced the guy has lost his marbles with all the scientology stuff,

I was impressed!
^^^What he said!^^^

I probably wouldn't like the guy personally, but as a pilot he's clearly no playboy-dilletante and gets nothing but respect from me. Ditto Harrison Ford, except that I thing I'd like him personally as well*.

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Even if he DID choose to marry someone who could have been voted "the women whose name could most easily be mistaken for a gastro-interinal disease"
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I probably wouldn't like the guy personally
From personal experience, you might, actually.
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Even if he DID choose to marry someone who could have been voted "the women whose name could most easily be mistaken for a gastro-interinal disease"
Are you referring to Mimi Rogers?
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No - Harrison Ford's wife

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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
From personal experience, you might, actually.
I don't tend to get on with religious people of any stripe - I tend to come over all Chris Hitchins, and then the relationship heads downhill quite rapidly.

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My experience echoes Shy's. TC is a top bloke - loves driving any sort of machinery, works hard to learn and no prima donna either, being courteous to others. With his enthusiasm too, he's a great ambassador for our helicopter industry.

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Looks very professional to me :-)
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He is actually very different type in person than what the media wants to make out of him, unless he starts talking about the Scientology scam bs....
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Originally Posted by Thomas coupling View Post
Why does he need a CPL?

3 months training, flying 8hrs a day makes hime eligible to do what he does. A PPL would have only taken him around a couple of weeks at the most!! The fact that he goes where lesser mortals fear to tread ("Spiral manouevres???") is entirely his decision.

Live by the sword etc etc.....

I'm not jealous - honestly...
Because he's being paid...
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Yes he does.
Thanks! Thought he must have!
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I don't tend to get on with religious people of any stripe - I tend to come over all Chris Hitchins, and then the relationship heads downhill quite rapidly.

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I'm agnostic, so I back well away from those with any sort of evangelical disposition, but I'd be very surprised if he even mentioned religion, unless you chose to make an issue of it.
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Fair enough.

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Heard on the qt that the MR sleeves needed replacing along with a few other bits and bobs. Overspeed?
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