This is your captain speaking -- Prince William training for commercial pilot's licence

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16 April 2014

Prince William is currently in training for a commercial pilot's licence, which will allow him to fly civilian planes.

Soon he'll be able to fly the family out on royal tours! Britain's Prince William has revealed he is training for his commercial pilot's licence.

The 31-year-old royal, who quit his role in the Royal Air Force (RAF) last year, has already obtained his private pilot's licence, but he wants to be able to fly civilian planes. The prince told Peter Townsend, the chief executive of Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce, about his plans during a visit to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand yesterday. According to the Daily Express newspaper, Mr Townsend said: "He told me that being in a hall full of aircraft made him long to be flying again. He's got his private licence and he's hoping for his commercial one."

'Being in a hall full of aircraft made him long to be flying again'

A commercial pilot's licence allows the holder to fly single-pilot planes for a living or act as a co-pilot on a multi crew aircraft, but there is a higher qualification which allows the holder to be in charge of a multi crew aircraft.

William has also hinted that he'd like to be able to combine his official royal duties with his passion for flying in the future by taking on a public service role.

Later this year, the Duke of Cambridge will take on a new role within the public service, but he has not yet decided whether he'll be taking on full-time royal duties, working for a government department or another venture.

Meanwhile, William is currently on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand with his wife Duchess Catherine and their nine-month-old son Prince George.

-Bang Showbiz

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