Cindy McCain says she first learned to fly because a "small private plane" is the only way to get around in Arizona.

"My husband was running for the Senate in Arizona and in Arizona the only way to get around the state is by small private plane," McCain said during an interview on CNN Monday.

"I was scared to death to fly. So I decided I would take ground school and learn a little bit about it so that I could then maybe then not be so frightened, and I wound up loving."

McCain said she then decided to buy a plane because "it was just something that caught my interest and my passion. "

"I didn