ACTION hero Tom Cruise feels the need for speed in a yellow biplane — while a tiny version of himself was on sale at the airfield gift shop.
The 59-year-old star was at the controls of a Boeing-Stearman Model 75 while shooting scenes for his new Mission: Impossible movie at Duxford Aerodrome, Cambs.
Tom Cruise was back at work flying a biplane for Mission: Impossible 8 in Duxford[/caption]
Tom as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in Tony Scott’s 1986 classic Top Gun[/caption]
The attraction sells models featuring Tom’s 1986 Top Gun character Pete “Maverick” Mitchell flying a P-51D Mustangplus Airfix kits of his F-14 Tomcat from the movie and T-shirts.
Top Gun fans will see Tom back as Maverick when the sequel lands next year.
Recently the movie star was spotted looking more like himself again after he shocked fans with his unrecognisable appearance.
Tom piloted a helicopter as he arrived at Battersea heliport in London on Wednesday evening, amid filming for Mission: Impossible 8.
At the beginning of October, The Sun revealed that the Minority Report actor was learning to fly a World War Two military plane.
A source from the set told the Sun: “Tom had started to learn to fly a Boeing Stearman biplane earlier this year for a major stunt scene in Mission: Impossible 8.
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“It’s obviously a highly skilled task but as usual he has no plans to cut any corners or bring in a stuntman.”
The insider continued: “Filming has only just wrapped on Mission: Impossible 7 but Tom has not given himself a break.
“And trying to film jaw-dropping scenes with an 80-year-old plane is particularly dangerous.”
Tom is pictured flying a biplane at Duxford[/caption]
The gift shop at Duxford is selling Tom Cruise themed merchandise[/caption]
The gift shop had a whole display dedicated to Tom’s iconic 80’s character Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell[/caption]
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