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Angelina Jolie admits that nine-year-old son Knox has interest in aviation and is ‘learning to fly’

Angelina Jolie admitted in a new documentary that she is teaching her nine-year-old son Knox how to fly a plane.

The 42-year-old actress got her pilot’s license back in 2004, after being inspired to train while watching planes taking off and landing at an airfield where she and son Maddox used to get lunch.

Now she is sharing the gift of flight with her youngest son.

 

Getting his wings: Angelina Jolie is teaching her nine-year-old son Knox to fly a plane

‘I love being up in the air,’ she said of her time soaring through the sky.

‘I love the freedom. Knox is now learning to fly. It makes me crazy happy to see him discover it. He still needs help with the pedals, but won’t for long.’

Angelina recently appeared in the ITV special The Queen’s Green Planet, where she was captured jetting over the Namibian desert in the pilot’s chair of a small plane.

Professional: The 42-year-old actress got her pilot's license back in 2004, after being inspired to train while watching planes taking off and landing at an airfield where she and son Maddox used to get lunch

Professional: The 42-year-old actress got her pilot’s license back in 2004, after being inspired to train while watching planes taking off and landing at an airfield where she and son Maddox used to get lunch

In the recent documentary, however, Angelina is given the opportunity to gush over one of her other great loves: Namibia.

‘It’s beautiful … I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world,’ Angelina says of the country before she makes her landing in the documentary.

The country is near and dear to Angelina’s heart as it is where her daughter Shiloh was born in 2006, as well as the home of the N/a’an ku sê Foundation, which Angelina has frequently worked with in conservation efforts.

Flight: Now she is sharing the gift of flight with her youngest son

Flight: Now she is sharing the gift of flight with her youngest son

Jolie appeared alongside Queen Elizabeth and Sir David Attenborough in the documentary, which focuses on the actress’ forest conservation efforts in the southwest African nation.

The film highlights the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project, which aims to create and protect areas of indigenous forest across all 53 Commonwealth nations.

According to People, ‘The Namibian government asked Jolie to help develope the country’s contribution to the Queen’s project in 2016 due to her previous work as a conservationist.’

‘I wanted to help communities,’ the mother of six told the outlet. 

Adding, ‘Building schools and clinics means little if meanwhile the environment the community relies on is destroyed.’

Behind the wheel: 'I love the freedom. Knox is now learning to fly. It makes me crazy happy to see him discover it. He still needs help with the pedals, but won't for long,' said Jolie

Behind the wheel: ‘I love the freedom. Knox is now learning to fly. It makes me crazy happy to see him discover it. He still needs help with the pedals, but won’t for long,’ said Jolie

 



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