The ‘Aviation Bug’ Hit Hollywood Stars
1. Hilary Swank
The double Oscar Winner, Hilary Swank, she learned to fly whilst interpreting for the film “Amelia”’ the aviation pioneer Amelia Earthart.
Hilary she is proudly achieved 19 hours of flying.
2. Tom Cruise
What to expect from Tom Cruise and the film ‘Top Gun”? Tom Cruise earning the flying licence? Absolutely and obviously yes. But he doesn’t not only own the licence, but he also owns a beautiful P51 Mustang called ‘Kiss Me Kate’.
3. Morgan Freeman
Did you know that the actor Morgan Freeman he was a mechanic in the US Air Force in his late teens and he was considering to train as fighter pilot? However, the acting career overtook the flying one. But this doesn’t mean it stopped him to achieve his private pilot licence, as at the age of 65 He owns a Cessna Citation 501 jet, a Cessna 414 twin and an SJ30 private jet, and is qualified to fly all three.
4. Angelina Jolie
The actress and director, Angelina Jolie, has held a private pilot licence since 2004 and she flies a Cirrus SR22.
5. John Travolta
John Travolta has been hit so badly by this ‘aviation bug’ since a young age, that now owns five aircraft, including a Boing 707, which he pilots himself, and he has his own runway at the main entrance of one of his houses.
6. Clint Eastwood
This legendary actor and director, holds a pilot licence for more than 30 years and he still flies in his 80s!
7. Harrison Ford
Our Indiana Jones’s star is a pilot of both, foxed- wing aircraft and helicopters. However, for him flying is not only a pleasure, but he also participated in rescue flights for lost hikers.
8. Gisele Bundchen
The ‘Aviation bug’ is spreading, as not only it hit the big screen, but also the catwalks!
The Supermodel Gisele Bundchen gained a Helicopter pilot licence in 2009 whilst pregnant with her son!
9. Bruce Dickinson
Have you ever flown on the Astraeus Airline? If yes, well the legend of heavy metal, Iron Maiden’s frontman, Bruce Dickinson, may has been the first officer of your flight, as he is a qualified airline pilot.
10. Richard Hammond
Perhaps, you may think that his only passions are cars, just by watching him hosting the Television programme Top Gear.
Not really, this TV presenter and Journalist passed his helicopter licence in March 2012 and he now owns a Robinson R44, which he usually uses to fly to work from his home in rural Herefordshire.