Harrison Ford reveals why he learned to fly

Updated on : Dec 12,2015   4:16 am

Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Harrison Ford says he decided to learn how to pilot a plane because he was worried about getting old and wanted to see if he could still learn new skills.

"I didn't pick it up again until I was 52. I was worried I was getting old and I couldn't learn anything anymore. I didn't only want to be an actor in my life," Ford was quoted as saying by GQ magazine, reports femlefirst.co.uk.

"No dissatisfaction with that career, I just wanted some other experience," he added.

"Airplanes are expensive, but at a certain point it was clear to me that maybe it would be cheaper to buy my own than for Warner Bros to keep flying me around... no such thing as a free lunch."

"I have a love for airplanes. It's the hole in daddy's armour and yes, where all the money goes," he added.

The 73-year-old actor said that the appeal of flying for him isn't about taking risks and being a daredevil, but the "responsibility" of taking care of his and other people's safety.