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Jolie flies high for son

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has taken flying lessons after realising that her eight-year-old son Maddox enjoys watching planes.

entertainment Updated: Jul 07, 2010 02:33 IST

Angelina JolieHollywood actress Angelina Jolie has taken flying lessons after realising that her eight-year-old son Maddox enjoys watching planes.

“When Maddox was one-and-a-half, we used to go to the airfield, have lunch and watch the planes. And it dawned on me, I could fly. So I promised him I would fly by his second birthday,” said the 35-year-old actress.

The Salt star admits she loves boarding a plane alone as she gets the solitude she craves for.

“It’s the only place I’m completely alone — up in the air, detached from everything,” she said. Even partner Brad Pitt is into airplanes, but is more interested in the technical aspects of flying. “He loves the checks, loves all the maths. I’m terrible at the maths, but I love that I can go anywhere and have that freedom. He’s more patient. I tend to drive it to the ground,” said Jolie.