The expectant-supermodel is about one week away from taking her in-flight exam

By Charlotte Triggs
Updated November 02, 2009 02:35 PM
Credit: Mark Edwards/Splash News Online

Gisele Bündchen may only have one month to go before her due date to give birth, but that’s not stopping the supermodel from trying to finish the requirements for her pilot’s license.

“Gisele hasn’t finished her license yet, but she did pass her written exam,” says Keith Douglass, president of Shoreline Aviation, a company that provides private jets and aviation lessons. “Now, there’s one more step along the way, the practical exam [in the air], which is coming up in another week.”

Bündchen, 29, who is expecting her first child with husband Tom Brady, 32, “has been doing an excellent job,” Douglass adds. “She’s very dedicated. She flies at least three days a week. Flying a helicopter isn’t easy – it’s a handful, because you can’t stop flying and just cruise, but she’s doing great.”

Still, she has had one challenge so far: her growing baby bump. “She’s almost to a point where she’s too big to be flying,” says Douglass. “She needs to be able to move the rutter around and she’s getting there.”

But Douglass says that flying while pregnant isn’t unusual. “We have pilots that fly right up to the end. She doesn’t go very high, maybe 500 feet or 1,000 feet, which is nothing. She’s always close and can get down quickly if she needs to,” he says. “She’s feeling great and looking great!”