Tom Cruise is a Pilot on and Off the Movie Screen

  • What type of planes Tom Cruise owns
  • When Cruise earned his pilot’s license

One of Hollywood’s most powerful superstar actors, Tom Cruise, is no stranger to the luxurious lifestyle that comes with fame. One of the perks of having a lump sum of money is owning your own private jet for luxurious travel. The “Top Gun” star is no stranger to being a jet pilot, portraying one in this hit movie, as well as receiving his pilot license in 1994. Cruise’s Gulfstream IV is one of the finest private jets available for purchase. Manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace, this highly demanded aircraft comes with top tier reliability, speed, and versatility.

The G-IV is powered by two Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engines which are able to create speeds up to Mach 0.80 for the aircraft. Inside the aircraft, there is a Jacuzzi as well as a movie theatre for Cruise to sit back and relax while he flies in style. The estimated price that Cruise paid for this aircraft is about $35 million. Cruise also owns a P-51 Mustang that he adventures in. this single-seat, single engine jet has a maximum speed of about 390 mph and can accommodate 2-3 passengers.


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