Harrison Ford continues his break from Indiana Jones 5 after his shoulder injury by taking a trip to The Imperial War Museum in Cambridge to look at the vintage planes
Harrison Ford has been out and about sightseeing in the UK away from the movie cameras, as he recuperates from a shoulder injury.
And the latest jaunt saw him spotted taking a trip to an air museum in Cambridge.
The Indiana Jones star – who celebrated his 79th birthday this week – tried to keep away from the public eye by doing what he loved best – checking out planes.
Hanger right: Harrison Ford [L] has been out and about sightseeing in the UK away from the movie cameras, as he recuperates from a shoulder injury – and his latest jaunt saw him spotted taking a trip to an air museum in Cambridge
The actor – who is currently off the set of Indiana Jones 5 which has begun filming in Glasgow with a lookalike – has held a private pilots license for more than 20 years and is a collector of vintage aircraft.
He decided to visit some of the historic planes alongside the military vehicles artillery and naval vessels at The Imperial War Museum near Duxford in Cambridgeshire.
His visit almost remained off-radar but he was recognised by a couple of fans who couldn’t resist telling their friends that they knew of his visit on social media.
One posted: ‘I swear I’ve just seen Harrison Ford at the Duxford Imperial War Museum.
His happy place: The Indiana Jones star – who celebrated his 79th birthday this week – tried to keep away from the public eye by doing what he loved best – checking out planes
Captain Ford: Harrison is pictured piloting his private plane into Los Angeles in January
Accident: He famously crashed on a golf course in California and left injured in 2015 when the vintage two-seater plane he was flying suffered engine failure and crash-landed
Happy: Harrison was spotted grabbing lunch in Selfridges in London on his 79th birthday last week where he delighted one lucky fan
‘I was a bit confused, so just stared at him like a weirdo, as you do!!’
They confirmed the spotting by posting a photo of Harrison and adding: ‘Yep, was definitely Harrison Ford!’
Another follower confirmed: ‘My mum & dad were there & saw him too.’
Britain’s largest aviation museum, Duxford houses the museum’s large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft.
The site also provides storage space for the museum’s film, photographs, documents, books and artefacts as well as housing several British Army regimental museums, including those of the Parachute Regiment (named Airborne Assault) and the Royal Anglian Regiment.
Actor: The icon was without his shoulder sling which he had been wearing following the injury he sustained on the set of the fifth Indiana Jones film just three weeks ago (pictured in the last film in 2008)
At work: It’s been a busy period for Harrison as in recent months he’s been spotted in the Scottish Borders and North Yorkshire while shooting scenes as the famous archaeologist
Meanwhile: Cochrane Street in Glasgow city centre was a hive of activity on Wednesday as cast and crew were filming Indiana Jones 5
It is said that although Ford began flying in the early 1960s, he didn’t manage to complete training until much later because he couldn’t afford the $15-an-hour fees.
At the age of 53, he got his coveted licence and has now accumulated thousands of flying miles and a hanger full of aircraft.
He possesses a 1929 Waco Taperwing, and once crashed his World War II-era trainer.
Meanwhile, Cochrane Street in Glasgow city centre was a hive of activity on Wednesday as cast and crew were filming Indiana Jones 5, with the Scottish streets transformed into a scene from Manhattan.
Transformed: The Scottish streets were transformed into a scene from Manhattan