Have you ever wondered what it feels like to fly in a fighter plane?
which will take its place in movie theaters from tomorrow “Top Gun: Maverick“ A new behind-the-scenes video from the movie has been released. In the video where the names of the cast shared their experiences of flying with real warplanes, the soldiers who advised and supported the film also talked about their experiences.
TOPGUN Troop Commander Chris “Pops” Papaioanuaddressing the audience “Top Gun: MaverickYou will see the real actors in the cockpit and the full capacity of the plane while watching ‘” said. Naval Aviation Technical Advisor Air Coordinator Colonel Brian “Ferg” Ferguson “There are so many things that people see and say it’s impossible for them to actually do it… We really did.” he said, and described a seemingly impossible flight of Tom Cruise: “Tom said, ‘I want this to be 30 feet above the ground.’ His speed was 480 knots. That’s 800 km/h in a race car.”
Director Joseph Kosinski Describing the impossibility of the same scene in an interview with Comicbook.com, “There is a scene in the middle of the movie where the Maverick is flying low alone. We got special permission from the navy to fly below 50 feet at a speed of about 600 miles per hour. So this is something I think will never happen again. somebody.” said.
It doesn’t take an aviation expert to understand how dangerous it can be to fly a fighter jet at such low altitudes. In general, airplanes never fly lower than 500 feet above ground level, even in rural areas, and military low flight training generally does not require pilots to descend below 100 feet.
Aside from Tom Cruise’s flawless execution of this impossible shot, it’s a miracle in itself that the US Navy allowed him to fly so dangerously low. Tom Cruise, who has never avoided dangerous scenes throughout his career, said that he told his young co-stars “if you’re going to accept this role, being in that F-18 is part of the job”, and he didn’t know how to do it any other way.
Top Gun Greg Tarzan Davis, who plays one of the next generation pilots that 2 will introduce to the audience, expressed his experience of flying with real jets with these words: “I was excited when I first heard that we would be on the jets. I didn’t expect anything less because this is Tom Cruise. He plays all the dangerous scenes himself, so we’re going to do it too. But when it came true ‘I don’t want to do this anymore!’ I said.”
Glen Powell, who plays the character of “Hangman” in the movie, said his experience was unique and added, “You get another respect for fighter pilots when you get out there.” saying; Lewis Pullman likened the experience of flying F-18s to “being tied to a dragon.” “It’s unreal to be in the F-18,” said Monica Barbaro. made a statement.