Brad Pitt has embarked on a course of flying lessons so he can take to the skies with Angelina Jolie.

The Troy hunk has reportedly applied for his flying licence, and is spending ($9000) GBP5000 on 40 hours of lessons.

A source tells British newspaper The Sunday Mirror, "Brad thought, 'My girlfriend can fly, why can't I?'"

An American air source says, "This is one thing where there's no star treatment - all they care about is safety. It takes months and months of hard work.

"It takes many hours to get certified and get your licence. It's not something you do in a weekend."