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Instagrammer of the Month in June

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Hello everyone and welcome on board – this is your first officer Kevin speaking. I am 31, fly our flagship, the Boeing 777-300ER and will be your Instagrammer of the Month on Instagram @flyswiss.

Back in 2000 when I was 10 years old, I had the chance to visit a Boeing 747 flight deck on a flight to Miami. This visit, all those different buttons and the great view were so fascinating and breathtaking that it changed my life: my dream of becoming a pilot was born in this very moment.

Grown up in Southern Germany, I moved to Switzerland in 2013 and started flying for SWISS in the same year. First on the Avro RJ-100, then on the Airbus A220. Since 2019, I have been flying our biggest bird, the Boeing 777-300ER and I enjoy every single flight.

When I was flying on our short haul fleet, I loved the early morning departures when the world was still sleeping and I was able to take-off into the calm sky. Today, the long haul network offers me the chance to see not only different countries and continents regularly but also impressive natural phenomena like sunrises after night flights over the North Atlantic or sunsets on the beach in California. Not to forget the amazing sound of a GE90 engine start. It’s amazing!

I usually spend my leisure time with my Stand Up Paddling on one of the numerous lakes in Switzerland or dancing Standard and Latin dance. Besides that, I do my B.A. in International Management.

So, let me now take you aboard! For the next 30 days, I invite you to join a little journey on Instagram: Together we will discover more details about the Boeing 777, my job and life as a pilot and of course the SWISS network.

Get ready,
Kevin