Harrison Ford Works To Fly06 July 2010
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 Works To Fly
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."