The Top Gun sequel, starring veteran Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, is set for release on the big screen on 24 May — 36 years after the first film’s runaway success. Fans across the globe are dusting off their aviator sunglasses in anticipation of Top Gun: Maverick and the team from South African aircraft manufacturer Sling Airfcraft dished up an hilarious parody
Sling Aircraft founder Mike Blyth and chairman James Pitman created a YouTube channel called Wild Landings where they document all their extraordinary travels.
In 2009, the original yellow Sling 2 (known as ZU-TAF) flew Mike and James around the world on a 40-day, 45 000km journey.
From building the aircraft to jetting around the globe, this should be on a list of your must-see YouTube videos!
WATCH ‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 40 DAYS’ HERE
SLING AIRCRAFT’S ‘TOP GUN’ PARODY
Pitman and Blyth from Sling Aircraft decided to create their own two-minute Hollywood “blockbuster”, centered around the upcoming release of Top Gun: Maverick.
In their “high-action film”, titled Top Gun Slinger, Pitman and Blyth have some good clean fun in an hilarious parody of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun blockbuster — to the point of saddling up a bicycle instead of Cruise chasing down an aircraft on his motorcycle.
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‘TOP GUN: MAVERICK’
Top Gun: Maverick follows Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (played by Tom Cruise) who has served more than 30 years as one of the Navy’s top aviators.
“[He] is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him,” reads the synopsis on the movie’s website.
When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission, the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller)…
The 59-year-old Hollywood star filmed the latest instalment of his Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible 8 in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Hoedspruit recently.