The 67-year-old said that the best thing about being an actor is that he can afford to fly a plane.
He told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "I'm so grateful that people still want to see me on screen - with my fees I can finance my armada. If I didn't get any roles anymore I would have to go by plane as a normal passenger."
Ford is qualified to fly both fixed-wing aircraft helicopters, but he insisted that flying is his only indulgence.
He said: "Apart from the flying I live quite frugally. I've never bought a single suit in my whole life. Instead, I just always wear the clothes from my films."
Ford also admitted that he loves flying so much because of how free he feels when doing it.
He added: "Initially it was just about learning something new, I wanted to know exactly how to operate an aircraft. It appealed to me to develop all these capabilities that you need as a pilot. It also gives you a wonderful feeling of freedom when you are the master of your own airplane. But I'm not a daredevil, I want to bring my family safely home."