updated 09/23/2009 AT 8:30 AM ET
•originally published 09/22/2009 AT 12:30 PM ET
Gisele Bündchen may be 6 months pregnant, but that’s not stopping her from taking lessons to learn to fly a helicopter, a friend confirms to PEOPLE.
While husband Tom Brady, 32, is in training with the New England Patriots, Bündchen has been doing her own training outside her new hometown of Boston. “She’s been coming to the airfield for a couple months and she started her lessons a few weeks ago,” says Keith Douglass, president of Shoreline Aviation, a company that provides private jets and aviation lessons.