Tom Cruise Paid for Glen Powell to Get His Pilot's License After Working on Top Gun: Maverick https://t.co/cN2GcoBevH— People (@people) March 11, 2020
. Glen Powell celebrated getting his pilot's license by having his t-shirt torn off
. It's a tradition in aviation when you get your pilot's license, I guess
. More fan-boy praise at the source
. Cruise, who is known for giving cool gifts to cast, paid for Powell's flight training
. Glen Powell's mother @cyndyatx, who is IG low-key-famous, is often funnier than her son
. Bonus ten @Bloomingdales photos behind the cut
Try not falling in love with aviation after living out every pilot’s dream while shooting @topgunmovie. Especially when you see the way @tomcruise flexes it. After wrapping a shooting day, Tom would rocket off into the sunset in his P-51 while I would limply shuffle into the cast van. The wings were just so much cooler than the wheels...and for Christmas, Tom bought me an iPad with my flight school downloaded and prepaid. And yesterday, after months of flying, studying, and testing...I’m the real deal.
This is a video of me after my first solo flight. It’s a tradition in the aviation community for your instructor to tear away your shirt signifying that teacher’s finally “off your back.” My instructor @wallysaygers is just following ceremony, he doesn’t rip off my clothes after every flight.
Thank you Walt for being my sky shepherd, thank you Shane for making my @corsair_aviation experience effortless, and thank you Tom for being my hype man every step of the way.
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My New Favorite Crush
Stoked to be named @bloomingdales "Mix Master." A title I've never aspired to but will now be my license plate, DJ name, and back-up callsign. Scroll to the end to see the behind the scenes pic where a bunch of guys straddle a plank of sandbags to make a "diving board." And check out the article to hear me talk about jets, jorts, and jock jams. Damn fun day making new friends while repping cool threads.
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