By Rebecca Drew
MEET the super-buff pilot who has left his twenty-two-thousand Instagram followers on cloud nine by posting heart-racing snaps of his topless workouts and glamourous globetrotting lifestyle.
Jaw-dropping images show First Officer, Jonas (31), also known as the Pumping Pilot working out at the gym and posing for topless pool and beachside photographs in his downtime. In other pictures, Jonas who is from Munich, Germany can be seen relaxing in the cock pit of his plane.
Other shots show jet-setting Jonas standing beside some of the world’s most recognisable tourist locations such as the Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa and other shots show the action loving pilot skating across a frozen Lago Bianco, Switzerland.
“I am a pilot who loves to travel and work out, for me being a pilot is like a dream came true because I can combine all the things I like,” said Jonas.
“As my favourite sport is going to the gym I decided to use the combination of being a pilot and pumping in the gym for my Instagram name.
“My pictures are captures either from the gym, my work as a pilot or my travels around the world.”
For Jonas who has been a pilot for over six years and flies A319, A320 and A321 planes, flying runs in the family.
“My dad also used to be a pilot and I was always fascinated about his job,” he explained.
“To see so many places around the world and always change the team you work with is just awesome.
“I am a pilot who loves to travel and work out and for me being a pilot is like a dream come true because I can combine all the things I like.”
With a busy schedule of between 15 and 20 flights a week, Jonas still manages to hit the gym and workout five days a week. Despite this Jonas says he does receive some negative comments from social media users.
“Working out definitely gives me great balance from the job, as you are sitting most of the time at work.
“It helps me to stay more focussed as I have a balanced lifestyle and furthermore it is good for your health.
“Some say that it is just awesome how I combine the pilot lifestyle with the fitness lifestyle and of course there are also negative comments but I guess they are just jealous.”
Check out Jonas’ Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/pumpingpilot/