It can't be easy raising six young children, even if you're a superstar like Angelina Jolie. And as any stressed-out parent knows, having a hobby that guarantees you some alone time away from the kids is a lifesaver. Of course, since Angie is a superstar, her hobby isn't model trains or knitting — it's flying an airplane.
And that's just what the matriarch of the Jolie-Pitt clan was doing Thursday afternoon when she headed — without Brad Pitt or Shiloh... or Zahara... or Pax... or Maddox... or twins Knox and Vivienne — to the private Bob Hope Airport in Burbank to practice her takeoffs and landings in the small single-engine Cirrus SR22 plane that she owns.
Dressed in a black tank top that showed off the tattoos on her arm, Angie was accompanied only by her bodyguard.
"She looked like she was just having so much fun," one witness at the airport tells OK!. "It even seems like she's got a little muscle tone in her arms, like she's been working out again."
Angelina began taking flying lessons in 2004, in-between the end of her marriage to Billy Bob Thornton and beginning her romance with Brad. However, since the birth of daughter Shiloh in May 2006, her skills appear to have gotten a bit rusty from disuse.
Perhaps Angelina is trying to set a good example for her daughters, who she enrolled in dance classes at a studio in L.A. earlier this week.