Behind-The-Scenes: See How Tom Cruise Pulled Off Insane ‘Mission Impossible 6’ Helicopter Stunt
During Super Bowl 52 we got the first trailer for Mission Impossible – Fallout and it looked tremendous. We’ve already seen one of the many stunts that Tom Cruise attempted to pull off where he attempted to jump from building to building but fell short and broke his ankle. In Mission Impossible 5, Cruise attempted an insane stunt while dangling from a Airbus A400M at 5,000-feet in the air. Now we get a behind-the-scenes video of how Cruise was able to successfully accomplish a crazy helicopter stunt for Mission Impossible 6.
In Tom Cruise’s latest movie stunt, the 55-year-old actor actually performed a dangerous maneuver that would be daunting for a professional helicopter pilot let alone an actor with little flying experience. Instead of taking the easy way out and having the scene created with a green screen and CGI, Cruise wanted to perform the stunt himself. Cruise is not a pilot, so in order to accomplish this stunt, Cruise would have to spend hundreds of hours training to be a very capable helicopter pilot.