Meet the 26-Year-Old Australian Pilot Who’s Melting Hearts on Instagram
By Laura Dang
December 31, 2015
Tom Cross is a 26-year-old Australian pilot known for his good looks and spectacular, sky-high selfies that are out of this world. His Instagram account, which has garnered over 51,000 followers, documents his travels as an airline captain for QantasLink and his adorable moments with his dog named Cully.
The young pilot has become something of an online social media celebrity and an unofficial ambassador for QantasLink. The regional airline, based in Sydney, Australia, is the third oldest airline in the world and has frequent domestic flights to Australia’s major cities.
Since rising to internet celebrity status, the photogenic pilot says he has been recognized by passengers at the airport and while aboard the plane.
He told the Daily Mail: “This seems to happen a fair bit. It is interesting meeting numerous people who have recognized me from my photos.”
“You never know who you will come across. I have met both passengers and crew from many different airlines and countries.”
As it is apparent from his photos on Instagram, Cross’s life and job is filled with exciting new places and encounters.
Cross has visited far-off places including Turkey, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
His loyal followers are also eager to get the inside scoop on his life as a pilot.
He told the Daily Mail:
“There are a large number of people fascinated with my job as a pilot and ask many questions about working under the Qantas name and how they themselves can get into a position like mine.”
Also there are many people who wonder where Cully is and why he hasn’t come on board with me.”
When he’s not taking incredible snaps from the cockpit of his aircraft, Cross is hanging out with Cully, his Bernese mountain dog.
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