Harrison Ford Works To Fly
Harrison Ford says the best thing about still being an in-demand Hollywood star is that it allows him to finance his love of flying.
Harrison Ford still stars in movies so he can afford to fly planes.
The 67-year-old actor - who is a qualified private pilot and can fly both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters - owns several different types of aviation vehicles and admits his Hollywood roles allow him to indulge in his hobby.
He said: "I'm so grateful that people still want to see me on screen - with my fees I can finance my armada. If I didn't get any roles anymore I would have to go by plane as a normal passenger."
Although he has a fleet of planes, Harrison insists he lives a fairly extravagant-free existence in other areas of his life and doesn't even buy new clothes.
He said: "Apart from the flying I live quite frugally. I've never bought a single suit in my whole life. Instead, I just always wear the clothes from my films."
The 'Indiana Jones' star - who recently married his long-term partner Calista Flockhart - insists the best thing about flying is the incredible sense of freedom when you are in the air.
He added to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "Initially it was just about learning something new: I wanted to know exactly how to operate an aircraft. It appealed to me to develop all these capabilities that you need as a pilot. It also gives you a wonderful feeling of freedom when you are the master of your own airplane. But I'm not a daredevil, I want to bring my family safely home."