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Gisele's a chopper ace

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Nov 02, 2009 | 12:15pm EST

The Brazilian catwalk queen has been taking intensive helicopter lessons for months in a bid to secure her pilot's license, and her tutor insists she's a natural in flight.

Shoreline Aviation president Keith Douglass tells People.com, "Gisele hasn't finished her license yet, but she did pass her written exam. Now, there's one more step along the way, the practical exam, which is coming up in another week.

"(She) has been doing an excellent job. 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."

But he admits Bundchen's huge baby bump is making her time in the cockpit tricky: "She's almost to a point where she's too big to be flying. We have pilots that fly right up to the end (of pregnancy). 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. She's feeling great and looking great!"

Bundchen is due to give birth to her first child next month (Dec09).

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