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Gerard Butler's taking helicopter lessons

Adrenalin junkie Gerard Butler has spent the summer learning how to surf and fly a helicopter.

The 300 star took off in a paraglider during a holiday in the Swiss Alps and that appears to have fuelled his love for adventure.

He has now taken to the surf and the skies for new heart-pounding challenges,.

He says, "This has actually been the summer of adventure. I've been learning to fly a helicopter. Learning to surf.

"You should see me trying to fly a helicopter; I mean that feels pretty dangerous. And I've also been flying with a stunt pilot in Hawaii, literally going along the water (at) 180 mph, like, five feet off the water. And he takes you up to waterfalls, and you fly by the waterfall and the blades are going through the water."