Born into a racing dynasty as the son of two-time Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, Sr., Arie Jr. has always had a need for speed. But a car can only go so fast! Airplanes are obviously the next logical step in Arie’s quest to be the real-life Speed Racer.
And it sounds like this is just the beginning: “I took my first flight lesson today and I'm back at it tomorrow. Not one bad view from up there... #CallMeMaverickNotGoose,” Arie tweeted. Hey — if Arie is “Maverick,” can Jef Holm be “Iceman?” Jef’s coif is eerily similar to Val Kilmer’s Top Gun ‘do.