Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise shows viewers how real jets were used in the filming of Top Gun: Maverick in a new behind-the-scenes featurette.
Each jet is outfitted with multiple cameras in the cockpit in order to capture how the G-forces are affecting the actors.
"You just can't create this kind of experience unless you shoot it live," Cruise says.
Director Joseph Kosinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer also make appearances to discuss the film and the filmmaking process.
"This is a competition film about family, friendship and sacrifice. It's a love letter to aviation. We're going to show you what it's really like to be a Top Gun pilot," Bruckheimer says.
The sequel follows Cruise once again as U.S. Navy pilot Maverick who is training a new group of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission.