Jolie is back in the air

LONDON: Angelina Jolie has finally found time to pursue her hobbies - the actress has resumed her flying lessons.

The Tomb Raider star was granted a pilot's licence in 2005 and bought her own plane but has been forced to put her flying ambitions on hold because of family commitments - giving birth to three children and adopting one more since gaining her qualification.

Jolie's partner Brad Pitt took up flying lessons earlier this year (Apr09) and now she has followed him back into the sky by jumping into the cockpit of her Cirrus SR-22 at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California on Thursday (09Jul09).