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Old 26 April 2018, 14:57
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Unhappy Tom Cruise has more jumps at 25K ft than I do!

Love him, hate him, douchebag or Scientology Sea Org Commander...

106 HALO jumps between 25K and 30K feet for a movie shoot is on point.

106 takes at 25K ft - Mission Impossible
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Old 26 April 2018, 16:50
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Love him, hate him, douchebag or Scientology Sea Org Commander...

106 HALO jumps between 25K and 30K feet for a movie shoot is on point.

106 takes at 25K ft - Mission Impossible
I’d love to hear the Air Force confirmation. It Implies all 106 jumps were done from a C-17. I imagine the total for that would be a few million $.
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Old 26 April 2018, 17:28
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Apparently once he reaches OT-8 and becomes clear, he won't even need a parachute.
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Old 26 April 2018, 17:38
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You can have that shit. It’s cold up there...

But that is a metric shit tonne.
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Old 26 April 2018, 19:06
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Perhaps an unpopular opinion: I like him as an actor.
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Old 26 April 2018, 19:17
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Perhaps an unpopular opinion: I like him as an actor.
He's a damn good actor. And a weirdo...but, a good actor. Here's an unpopular opinion...one of my favorite Cruise roles was in Magnolia. That was a good character.
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Finally this forum has been resurrected. I guess he is an action guy.

I do all my own stunts too.
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Old 27 April 2018, 12:53
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I do all my own stunts too.
Aren't your stunts more "Johnny Knoxville" than "Tom Cruise?"
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Old 27 April 2018, 12:54
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Aren't your stunts more "Johnny Knoxville" than "Tom Cruise?"
LOL. I reckon so.
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I have liked his attitude to preparing to movies, the hand to hand and firearms training clips from Collateral come easily to mind for example ( inflluenced by Michael Mann's attitude probably also in general to preparing )

But this news and also the recent footage and "hype" of him learning to fly a helo much faster rubs me the wrong way somehow. Like building a hero myth etc..

I understand its advertising for the movies but for a long time it has been highlighted how much stunts he does etc.
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Old 28 April 2018, 10:10
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for free or for a charge using the aircraft?

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I would have issue if this was done for free. I don't see much recruiting value. I am sure some real assets would love to get some time and make jumps that have training value. Taxpayer money could be better spent.

How many HALO jumps can you typically get in a day? I think it would be a little different than CH-47s doing "elevators" to 800ft.
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How many HALO jumps can you typically get in a day? I think it would be a little different than CH-47s doing "elevators" to 800ft.
Practically speaking, at that altitude, you can get one, unless you never come off O2. Cruise was doing one a day, because they needed the right lighting.
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I would have issue if this was done for free. I don't see much recruiting value. I am sure some real assets would love to get some time and make jumps that have training value. Taxpayer money could be better spent.

How many HALO jumps can you typically get in a day? I think it would be a little different than CH-47s doing "elevators" to 800ft.
What Gavin said. That's pre-breather altitude. I've only done 3 or 4 in one day. As you stated in a CH-47 at 14,000. Depends on A/C availability, refuel, etc.
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I would have issue if this was done for free. I don't see much recruiting value. I am sure some real assets would love to get some time and make jumps that have training value. Taxpayer money could be better spent.

How many HALO jumps can you typically get in a day? I think it would be a little different than CH-47s doing "elevators" to 800ft.
I have issues even if they paid for it. How many real-world missions weren't filled because that C-17 was busy taking actors up? I've flown across the country many times in C-130s; sure would have been nice to use a C-17 instead.
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Old 28 April 2018, 20:30
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The production company pays for it:

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First, the support and assistance to non-government entertainment media productions will be at no additional cost to the government and taxpayers. Once DoD has agreed with a production company to provide production assistance and the parties have signed a Production Assistance Agreement, operations, and maintenance, supply and equipment costs incurred by DoD (collectively) as a direct consequence of providing support will be reimbursed by the non-government entertainment production company.
https://www.federalregister.gov/docu...ia-productions

Couple coworkers of mine worked on Transformers- they said that the movie work couldn't impact the formal training schedule at Altus. Also, there's a fair amount of tails that are held in reserve for flying training as opposed to flying operational missions.

As an airdrop qualified loadmaster, HALO ops come once in a blue moon, and I would imagine the crews were lined up for the training opportunity.
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Not to, you know, let the air out of anyone's angst...so...if you want to be angry about movie studios using DoD assets, stop reading now.

LAST WARNING! SPOILER ALERT!

They filmed in the UAE.
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Old 28 April 2018, 20:35
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I have issues even if they paid for it. How many real-world missions weren't filled because that C-17 was busy taking actors up? I've flown across the country many times in C-130s; sure would have been nice to use a C-17 instead.
How dare you try to apply common sense to decisions made by Tanker Airlift Control Center?

If you only knew how many times I hauled the same pallet of pallets and dirty mattresses from deployed location to another, and then back again.

Shenanigans with wasting gas and hours on cargo aircraft stories I could tell would take it's own thread.
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Old 28 April 2018, 21:12
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Not to, you know, let the air out of anyone's angst...so...if you want to be angry about movie studios using DoD assets, stop reading now.

LAST WARNING! SPOILER ALERT!

They filmed in the UAE.
If they used UAE c-17s and UAE paid, then who cares. Not me
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