Tom Cruise flies James Corden around in a vintage fighter plane

Tom Cruise TERRIFIES James Corden while flying him around in a vintage fighter plane during a trip to the desert

  • Tom Cruise left James Corden absolutely terrified after convincing the talk show host to be his wingman as he flew them around the desert in a fighter jet
  • The action star, 59, and the English actor, 43, boarded a small aircraft and headed to a desert, where Tom revealed they would be flying in a fighter jet
  • Tom, who got his pilot’s license in 1994, flew James across the desert in a ’75-year-old’ plane and performed nail-biting maneuvers
  • In scenes reminiscent of Top Gun, Tom got into a ‘dogfight’ with another jet, which chased them as they flew daringly close to a mountain peak
  • The pair also took flight yet again in another fighter plane with Tom flying the aircraft upside down as James appeared terrified for his life 
  • Tom Cruise left James Corden absolutely terrified after convincing the late night talk show host to be his wingman as he flew them around the desert in a fighter jet.

    After accepting the 59-year-old action star’s invitation to meet him at the Hollywood Burbank Airport at 5am, the English actor, 43, boarded a small aircraft with his friend headed to a remote desert.

    Upon their arrival in the desert, Tom reminded James of their last adventure in 2018, which saw the The Late Late Show jump 15,000ft out of a plane with the Mission Impossible actor.








    Seeking the heights: Tom Cruise left James Corden absolutely terrified after convincing the talk show host to be his wingman on an adventure of a lifetime

    Seeking the heights: Tom Cruise left James Corden absolutely terrified after convincing the talk show host to be his wingman on an adventure of a lifetime

    In the clip, which aired on The Late Late Show, Tom went on to reveal his plans to pilot James in a vintage fighter plane for the afternoon in true Top Gun style, leaving James at a loss for words.

    While looking slightly uneasy, the Cats star asked ‘who’ would be flying them, to which Tom, who got his pilot’s license in 1994, replied: ‘Ill fly you in it.’

    ‘But you’re not a pilot, you’re an actor,’ James cheekily reminded Tom. 

    The Top Gun: Maverick star was quick to retort that he also flies planes, which did little to comfort James. 

    Facing fears: After accepting the 59-year-old action star's invitation to meet him at the Hollywood Burbank Airport at 5 a.m., the actor, 43, immediately boarded a small aircraft with his friend headed to a remote desert

    Facing fears: After accepting the 59-year-old action star’s invitation to meet him at the Hollywood Burbank Airport at 5 a.m., the actor, 43, immediately boarded a small aircraft with his friend headed to a remote desert

    Wingman: Upon their arrival, the father-of-three was informed that their next activity would be even scarier than their last adventure, which entailed jumping out of a plane

    Wingman: Upon their arrival, the father-of-three was informed that their next activity would be even scarier than their last adventure, which entailed jumping out of a plane

    Scary: Tom went on to reveal his plans to pilot James in a vintage fighter plane for the afternoon, which left the Emmy winner nearly at a loss for words

    Scary: Tom went on to reveal his plans to pilot James in a vintage fighter plane for the afternoon, which left the Emmy winner nearly at a loss for words

    ‘You also played a lawyer in a Few Good Men, but I wouldn’t want you to represent me in court,’ James quipped. 

    James continued to list his concerns about flying on a ’75-year-old plane’ with someone who isn’t a professional pilot, before hilariously running away from Tom.

    Funny: While looking slightly uneasy, the Cats star questioned 'who' would be flying them, to which Tom, who got his pilot's license in 1994, replied: 'Ill fly you in it'

    Funny: While looking slightly uneasy, the Cats star questioned ‘who’ would be flying them, to which Tom, who got his pilot’s license in 1994, replied: ‘Ill fly you in it’

    'But you're not a pilot, you're an actor,' James cheekily reminded Tom

    ‘But you’re not a pilot, you’re an actor,’ James cheekily reminded Tom

    Making a run for it: The Top Gun: Maverick star retorted he also flies planes, which still did not comfort the The Late Late Show host

    Making a run for it: The Top Gun: Maverick star retorted he also flies planes, which still did not comfort the The Late Late Show host

    'You also played a lawyer in a Few Good Men, but I wouldn't want you to represent me in court,' he quipped

    ‘You also played a lawyer in a Few Good Men, but I wouldn’t want you to represent me in court,’ he quipped

    Finally, James reluctantly agreed to the flight, before admitting that even boarding the plane was ‘terrifying’ as he climbed up the wing and into the cockpit.

    As James sat in the cockpit, Tom began to walk him through safety measures, including how they would have to use a parachute to land safety if they somehow lost the engine due to a fire or other unlikely scenario.

    ‘Are you joking,’ a terrified James asked, before quizzing Tom on how many engines the plane had, to which the actor replied ‘one’.

    ‘So when you say lose an engine, you mean lose the engine?’ James asked.

    Oh no: Corden continued to list his concerns about flying on a '70-year-old plane' with someone who isn't a professional pilot, before running away from Tom

    Oh no: Corden continued to list his concerns about flying on a ’70-year-old plane’ with someone who isn’t a professional pilot, before running away from Tom 

    Fearless: Finally, James reluctantly agreed, before admitting that even boarding the plane is 'terrifying'

    Fearless: Finally, James reluctantly agreed, before admitting that even boarding the plane is ‘terrifying’

    Up in the air: Tom tries to walk him passenger through some of their safety measures, including how they would have to use a parachute to land safety if they somehow lost the engine due to a fire or other unlikely scenario

    Up in the air: Tom tries to walk him passenger through some of their safety measures, including how they would have to use a parachute to land safety if they somehow lost the engine due to a fire or other unlikely scenario

    'Are you joking,' James asked, before they took off in the air

    ‘Are you joking,’ James asked, before they took off in the air

    Happy place: While James looked scared for his life, Tom was beaming

    Happy place: While James looked scared for his life, Tom was beaming

    James could be heard swearing as the pair finally began their journey, heading down the runway and taking flight in the vintage craft. 

    During the flight, Tom flew them over the desert landscape and turned the plane on its side as James jokingly held up a sign reading ‘help me’.

    Another plane then flew up along side them and Tom joked that they had a ‘dogfight’ on their hands in scenes reminiscent of Top Gun: Maverick.

    The second aircraft began chasing the pair’s jet and Tom began evasive maneuvers which left a terrified James swearing and screaming.

    But Tom decided to give his friend yet another fright as he glided over the top of a mountain, flying extremely close to the peak despite James’s objections that he was a ‘mad man’.

    After the bumpy ride, Cordon looked queasy as he made it back to solid ground and was seen doubling over while Tom patted him on the back.

    The Gavin and Stacey star told Tom he couldn’t believe this was his ‘idea of a fun day out’.

    But the stunt wasn’t over there as Tom told him: ‘The next plane has air condition.’

    Grateful to be alive: Despite a bumpy ride, James grimaced through and made it back on land

    Grateful to be alive: Despite a bumpy ride, James grimaced through and made it back on land

    Making memories: They go on to train, play volleyball and sit down by a fire and tell stories before howling at the moon together

    Making memories: They go on to train, play volleyball and sit down by a fire and tell stories before howling at the moon together

    As they staged a Top Gun training session, Tom joked that they were going to get into some ‘serious Top Gun stuff’ before revealing the jet they would be flying in the next morning.

    While training him for the next escapade, Tom told him: ‘You are my goose.’

    ‘When you say I am your Goose, it makes me feel excited and then I realize that Goose dies at the end of the film,’ James fired back.

    In amusing scenes mirroring scenes in Top Gun: Maverick, the pair go on to train, play volleyball and tell stories beside a fire before howling at the moon together.

    While making s’mores, Tom burst out in laughter as an uneasy James told him if he killed him during the next flight then he would haunt him for eternity.

    Nervous: As they made s'mores, Tom burst out into laughter before James told him if he killed him tomorrow he'd haunt him for eternity

    Nervous: As they made s’mores, Tom burst out into laughter before James told him if he killed him tomorrow he’d haunt him for eternity

    Friendly: Tom and James previously jumped out of an airplane together

    Friendly: Tom and James previously jumped out of an airplane together

    Sporty side: The talk show host spun a volleyball on his finger at one point

    Sporty side: The talk show host spun a volleyball on his finger at one point

    The next day, the pair took to the air once again as they climbed into the cockpit of another fighter plane.

    During the flight, the duo sang a few bars of Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone together as James appeared to be in better spirits as he laughed while Tom performed stunts.

    But his jovial mood didn’t last long as James appeared terrified as Tom flew them close to a mountainside, with Cordon joking that he could ‘touch the trees’.

    ‘This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever done,’ he added.

    Daredevil Tom continued to scare James as he once again flew terrifyingly close to the mountain with James saying that it was ‘crazy’.

    In the grand finale, Tom nosedived towards the ground as he said he thought he ‘saw something in the terrain’ before soaring at speed back into the skies and flying upside down.

    ‘You absolute b*****d!’, James said.

    After their intense flight together, James told his pal: ‘You can be my wingman, anytime.’

    ‘You know what? I think I’m good,’ James concluded with a laugh.