Many celebrities can afford to own their own planes, but that does not mean all of them are fling their own planes. Some celebrities own planes which they hire someone else to fly, but this list of 10 famous people actually fly their own aircraft. This is the kind of pastime they have time and money for, and this list might surprise you because some of these people are not known as pilots in the public eye.
10. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie learned how to fly in a private plane near her home. There are a lot of people who do not realize how daring Angelina is because she is not very public about her piloting ambitions. This is a skill she can put to good use getting to and from all her gigs, and it is something she shares with her children.
Many might have thought her husband was the more daring of the two, but it looks like Angelina is by far more adventurous. Reports say Jolie took up flying after being inspired by her son, Maddox. Jolie stated, “Every time Maddox sees a plane, he’s amazed. If I could actually fly a plane. I’ll be like Superman to him.”
Jolie has had her pilot’s license since 2004, and she currently flies a single-engine Cirrus SR22, which can reach speeds of up to 300 mph. Reports came out in 2013 about Jolie being banned from flying after she did not renew her plane’s registration on time.
According to an internet news source, she did not renew her airworthiness certification for her plane before her certification expired on June 30, 2013. She made an effort to send in her renewal, but it did not arrive before the deadline. As of 2015, Jolie appears to be back in the air.