Tom Cruise Totally Let Some Fans Borrow His Helicopter While He Was On A Break From Filming Mission: Impossible 7 And 8

Tom Cruise hanging from a helicopter in Mission: Impossible Fallout

Tom Cruise is known for doing his own stunts in movies, but sometimes it seems the actor can pull a stunt that is not a stunt of the physical action variety. Something utterly unexpected and amazing. And so, with this knowledge, be aware that Tom Cruise might randomly land a helicopter in your backyard. He did just that to a family in Warwickshire England, and then he took photos with the family and let the kids for a ride in the chopper.

According to the BBC, Alison Webb was told only that an "unnamed VIP" needed to land a helicopter on her property, due to the fact that the local Coventry Airport was closed. She gave her ok for the chopper pilot, just thinking that watching a helicopter land in the yard would be fun, completely unaware that the helicopter in question contained movie star Tom Cruise, who is currently filming the next two Mission: Impossible movies at Birmingham's Grand Central shopping complex.

Tom Cruise reportedly got out of the helicopter after it landed and thanked the family for their hospitality. He then took pictures with everybody, and while Cruise was in a meeting nearby, the pilot took all the kids up in the helicopter for a ride. On the one hand having Tom Cruise drop right into your yard in a helicopter unannounced seems like the most insane thing to ever happen. At the same time, how else would you expect Tom Cruise to show up at your house?

Production on Mission: Impossible 7 continues it seems. While co-star Rebecca Ferguson recently wrapped on the film, it seems the movie itself still has some work to do. Between pandemic delays, a couple of pandemic shutdowns, and the likely much slower pace the production has been taking in order to avoid shutdowns, it's been a year and a half since the movie was supposed to start filming and the better part of a year since it actually got underway.

And it's unclear just how much more work there is to do. From all reports this is all just Mission: Impossible 7 that is currently being filmed, with production on part eight set to start sometimes after the current movie has wrapped. It's possible that some filming on Mission: Impossible 8, which is set to open a year after the next movie has begun, but film productions these days are even more of a black box than usual, so we don't really know.

Still, it seems like Tom Cruise was able to give one family a very special experience they won't be forgetting anytime soon. And if your yard is big enough to act as a makeshift helicopter pad, maybe it will happen to you too someday.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.