on PatriotLedger.com September 22, 2009
by Jennifer Mann
PHOTO: Associated Press - Brazillian supermodel Gisele Bundchen listens during a press conference in 2007. The mother-to-be and wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is taking flight lessons in Marshfield.
Residents in Marshfield have another celebrity at whom to gawk.
Keith Douglass, president of Shoreline Aviation, confirmed that supermodel and soon-to-be mom Gisele Bundchen has been taking helicopter flight lessons from the company, which operates from Marshfield's municipal airport.
She's well on her way to completing the 40 hours needed to get her helicopter pilot's license, Douglass said. In the last month or so that she's been popping in for lessons, he said, she's proven to be an ace pilot.
"She's excellent. She's one of the best pilots we've ever seen," Douglass said.
By the time celebrity gossip Web site TMZ.com reported the news Monday, word had already gotten around Marshfield, a town that has had its fair share of celebrities, ranging from Steve Carell of the TV show "The Office" to members of Aerosmith.
So far, Bundchen's husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has not shown up at the airport to go along for a ride – but as Douglass noted, this is Brady's busiest time of year.
One resident, posting on Marshfield's online community forum in late August, reported seeing the couple at the beachside Arthur & Pat's restaurant.
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