In the high-flying life of a Jetstar pilot arrested for missing campers
A Jetstar pilot arrested for the mysterious disappearance of two elderly campers had traveled the world with his glamorous wife and three children.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal that pilot’s wife Gregory Lynn was also a Jetstar flight attendant, who in 2019 had become the face of the airline after writing a successful blog offering flying tips for parents.
Gregory Lynn, 55, was apprehended Monday by heavily armed police in a dramatic operation following the disappearance of secret lovers Russell Hill, 74, and Carol Clay, 73, who disappeared on a trip from campsite in the Wonnangatta Valley in March 2020.
Arrested Jetstar pilot Greg Lynn was a dedicated family man who loved camping. He was arrested by police on Monday
Wife of arrested pilot Greg Lynn, Melanie (pictured) is a flight attendant who has traveled the world with her children
Melanie Lynn had been a poster for Jetstar before her husband was linked to the disappearance of two elderly campers
Russell Hill (pictured, left) and Carol Clay (right) went missing on a camping trip
It is understood that police spoke to Greg Lynn last year after identifying his vehicle was in the area when the couple went missing.
Like many of the hundreds of drivers identified by police at the time, Greg Lynn reportedly told detectives he never laid eyes on them.
He would hardly have aroused suspicion at the time.
For almost 10 years, he had lived without a problem in the suburbs when he was not traveling the world in the cockpit of an international plane.
In an article published by Mom mia in April 2019, Ms Lynn gave a glimpse into the couple’s incredible life and how they came together.
The article reveals that she met her pilot husband while the couple were working together abroad.
Mr Lynn was already a father of two, with the couple later having one child together.
“So I had to quickly learn to be a mother but also to travel with children,” she wrote.
Ms Lynn has described herself as a veteran of three airlines during her career as a flight attendant.
Her husband, an experienced check pilot at Jetstar, had also worked at Qatar Airways.
Daily Mail Australia revealed on Wednesday that Greg Lynn had no criminal record and had been grounded as the campers disappeared due to the Covid-19 pandemic which halted flights across the planet.
The family had lived in a comfortable house nestled in a corner overlooking a green reserve in Caroline Springs, west of Melbourne.
On Wednesday afternoon, a teenager was seen coming out of the house to collect mail before rushing inside.
Greg Lynn is said to be locked up with detectives, who continue to grill him at Sale police station – in eastern Victoria – nearly two days after his arrest.
Melanie Lynn has yet to comment on the arrest
Melanie Lynn had provided a series of helpful tips for parents traveling with children
Neighbors had described the couple as “adorable,” with Ms Lynn painted as a kind and caring woman who cared about the community as a whole.
It was a motto that was close to his heart in his 2019 blog.
“We do this job because we love to help people,” she wrote.
Ms Lynn provided parents with a series of helpful tips, drawing on her family’s own experience traveling with young children.
The flight attendant also shared tips with the mainstream media on “flight attendant beauty tips”.
“If you travel with a silk pillowcase and slip it over your regular pillow on a long drive, your skin and hair will stay smooth, not to mention you’ll sleep like a baby because the pillowcase in silk, ”she said. 9 honey in May 2019.
Other tips included practical ways to make sure you looked fresh after a long-haul flight.
“While I’m at work, I lightly spray my hair with Tresemme hairspray to keep me cool and avoid flyaways. They make a great travel spray, ”she said.
Add: “Rub some hand cream on your hands, then run your hands lightly over your hair. This helps control flyaways.
An Australian flag sits proudly in the upper window of Lynn’s property
Caroline Springs is surrounded by million dollar properties
Greg and Melanie Lynn seemed to have it all
Mr. Hill’s white Toyota Landcruiser (pictured) was found with minor fire damage at their burnt out campsite near Dry River Creek Track in the valley on March 21
The sprawling two-story home features a backyard perfect for lovers of the outdoors.
An Australian flag sits proudly in a front window of the house facing the vast green field.
Behind the fence, the experienced hobbyist keeps bees – his pride and joy.
The mother and son were often noticed sharing farewells before cycling to the nearby school, where she was also known to help.
It is such adoration of their children that Ms Lynn expressed in her blog for traveling parents.
“Take books and toys; they don’t run out of battery or break if you drop them. Stock up on sticker books, fuzzy markers, invisible ink books and little Lego kits, ”she wrote.
“I always said I would never let electronics babysit my kids… and of course I had kids. Don’t forget the headphones and a cell phone / iPad charger. ‘
Neighbors told Daily Mail Australia that Lynn has been visibly present during Victoria’s six hard closures.
Prior to that, the Jetstar pilot was usually only seen as he made his way to the gate to return to the bush – much to the couple’s delight.
By all accounts, the family had been happy, without the slightest hint of problems – at least not that the neighbors were aware of.
Jetstar – a subsidiary of Qantas – has now removed the lead pilot from his post pending the outcome of the police investigation.
Mid-1990s Nissan Patrol model (pictured) is now the focus of the investigation
Melanie Lynn has been described as a friendly and caring person by her neighbors
A 55-year-old man suspected of being involved in the disappearance of the missing couple was arrested on Monday
While Ms Lynn has been described as open and engaging, her husband (above), while polite, was not the type to pour his heart out to the neighbors.
Melanie Lynn has been described as ‘adorable’ by her neighbors