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Tom Cruise flexes his aviation skills by casually landing helicopter in London-Emily Bashforth-Entertainment – Metro

He’s a licensed pilot, of course.

Tom Cruise flexes his aviation skills by casually landing helicopter in London-Emily Bashforth-Entertainment – Metro

Tom Cruise has been showing off his aviation skills (Picture:

Tom Cruise is normally in the thick of the action on the silver screen, but he seems to never be far away from it in his real life either.

The Top Gun actor, 61, was spotted landing his helicopter in London this weekend as he made a trip to Battersea.

With a beaming smile on his face, the Mission: Impossible icon expertly landed his chopper and was captured laughing and joking with the crew beside him.

Wearing a black puffer coat and woolly scarf, the movie icon wrapped up for his trip to the chilly capital.

Interestingly, Tom also sported a nose clip, which is a device normally used to combat snoring.

Exiting his helicopter, the star was in high spirits, flashing a grin and waving to cameras on the tarmac before snapping a few pics himself on his mobile phone.

The actor cruised with confidence as he landed his chopper (Picture:

Tom is a licensed pilot, people might not be surprised to learn (Picture:

He has quite the collection of planes and helicopters himself (Picture:

It’ll come as no surprise that Tom – who is forever performing daring stunts in his films – is a licensed pilot, hence his confidence behind the helicopter controls.

Not only that, but Tom has qualifications as a multi-engine instrument-rated pilot and pro helicopter flying skills, having previously revealed that his affinity for aviation was what initially attracted him to Top Gun.

He’s continued to work on bettering his skill set throughout his life, notably acquiring helicopter flying skills for the remarkable stunts in 2018’s Mission Impossible: Fallout.

Of course, Tom has his own collection of planes.

Previously, while filming a segment for The Late Late Show, Tom took James Corden for a ride in his own vintage P-51 Mustang fighter plane.

The Top Gun star was in high spirits (Picture:

He flashed a smile as he greeted staff on the tarmac (Picture:

Tom waved to cameras before snapping pics on his own phone (Picture:

Tom was waving his arms around on the tarmac (Picture:

He acquired the World War II fighter – built in 1946 – in 2001.

That’s not all, as he also owns a Gulfstream IV G4 jet, which has an estimated price tag of $20million (£15.7m).

This one’s more luxurious, as it can accommodate for 19 passengers and even comes furnished with a jacuzzi and a movie-screening room (yes, really).

We wonder if the latter will be used for any romantic getaways in the future, given how Tom is said to be loved up.

Tom is reportedly currently romancing Russian socialite Elsina Khayrova, 36, with dating rumours first surfacing after eyewitnesses spotted them getting cosy on the dancefloor at a Mayfair party in December.

Tom is said to have a new woman in his life (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Tom is reportedly romancing Russian socialite Elsina Khayrova, 36 (Picture: Instagram)

Since then, they’ve been spotted spending more time together, with Tom even whisking Elsina away to the capital for a festive date night at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

The Hollywood star and his new flame were reportedly ‘inseparable’ on their outings, with sources saying it was ‘clear’ they were a couple.

Elsina, who is a British citizen and former Miss Europe contestant, was previously married to Russian tycoon Dmitry Tsvetkov but they split in the summer.

The couple owned numerous homes together, including a £22million mansion on the Wentworth estate in Surrey and £18million London houses.

In the divorce, their properties in Dubai and Cyprus as well as cars, artwork, and other items of value were divided between them.

The pair have been spotted on a number of cosy dates (Picture: Instagram)

The Mission: Impossible star has kept his dating casual over recent years (Picture: Alamy Stock Photo)

He famously split from Katie Holmes 15 years ago (Picture: Reuters)

Meanwhile, Tom’s relationship history famously includes his marriage to Katie Holmes.

They divorced over 15 years ago and share a 17-year-old daughter named Suri, who lives full-time with her mum and is believed to be estranged from Tom.

Tom is thought to have kept dating casual since then, having been briefly linked to his Mission: Impossible co-star Hayley Atwell.

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