Tom Cruise arrives in a helicopter at the premiere of the “Top Gun” sequel

Stylish appearance by Tom Cruise (59) on the red carpet: The US Hollywood star traveled to the world premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” by helicopter on Wednesday. The scene and landing site of the spectacle was the aircraft carrier USS Midway in the port of San Diego.

In the sequel to Tony Scott’s (1944-2012) 1986 blockbuster Top Gun, Cruise returns as fighter pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now a flight instructor. “The original was hugely important to my career,” Cruise enthused. The box office at the time was around $350 million.