is Tom Cruise still being a pilot in the new Top Gun movie at his age unrealistic?
- Anonymous5 months ago
It's FICTION SO ANY THING IS POSSABLE!
- atomic fireballLv 65 months ago
It’s Hollywood. It’s not supposed to be real
- USAFisnumber1Lv 75 months ago
Not really. General Chuck Yeager was still flying jet fighters up into his 70s. The difference is they do not fly combat, flying the jet is easy.
- 5 months ago
I do not know the age of the character that he will portray.
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- jeeper_peeper321Lv 75 months ago
there are colonels still on flight status
- MrsjvbLv 75 months ago
Let’s just say all the locals here at Aviation Training Command are gonna go just to point out everything that’s wrong with the premise.
- out2lunch4now2Lv 75 months ago
Due to his height, any ideas of Tom Cruise being a military pilot is laughable.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 75 months ago
No. One guy was still a pilot when he was 99.
- DanielLv 75 months ago
It is unrealistic that he is even still in the Navy. Mandatory retirement for O-6s is 30 years of commissioned service. Maverick at this point is pushing 40 years in.
Assuming that for some reason he was allowed to stay in this long because of his accomplishments, an O-6 would be getting enough flight time in to collect flight pay. Most of his time would be behind a desk.
Also, Maverick probably would have been involved in Tailhook and forced out nearly 30 years ago.
UPDATE: just to put things into perspective:
Since Top Gun came out in 1986, and Maverick was an O-3, he would have been commissions no later than 1982.
The current CNO was commissioned in 1982. The man nominated to replace him was commissioned in 1985.
The current commander of INDOPACOM (a 4 star admiral) was commissioned in 1982.
- 5 months ago
I thought he was going to be an instructor