WATCH: Hugh Jackman takes flight in U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet

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WATCH: Bearing the callsign Wolverine, "Eddie the Eagle" and 'X-Men" star Hugh Jackman got to go for a ride in a US Air force F-16 fighter jet – Feb 26, 2016

In his latest movie Eddie the Eagle, Hugh Jackman plays the coach of a ski jumper.

Now the A-list actor reached new heights in real life, when he flew an F-16D Fighting Falcon at Naval Air Station in Texas during a promotional tour for the film.

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Jackman, 47, looked positively jubilant behind the controls of the customized plane, which had his name emblazoned under the cockpit. His callsign is “Wolverine,” named after his character in the X-Men movies.

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He posted a picture of himself getting ready to take off to his Instagram account.

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Inspired by a true story, Eddie The Eagle follows skier Michael Edwards, who became the first British athlete — at the 1988 Calgary Olympics — to participate in Olympic ski jumping.

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