Fast Facts

  • Took first flying lesson at age12 and became an airline captain flight instructor at 23.  
  • Appeared on several commercials and television programs under the alias Jake Landrum.  First TV appearance was on Walker, Texas Ranger. 
  • While on The Bachelorette was known for not being afraid to show his sensitive side and believed women should be wary of men who never cry in front of them.
  • Worked as a pilot for Atlantic Southeast Airlines.


  • Madison Pavelka — Niece
  • Jason Pavelka — Brother
  • Matthew Pavelka — Brother
  • James Pavelka — Father
  • John Walter Mack — Grandfather
  • Sallie Pavelka — Mother
  • Vienna Girardi — Ex-fiancée
  • Joyce Mack — Grandmother


  • Attended University of North Texas, Denton, TX ; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL


  • Birth Name: Jacob Lynn Pavelka
  • Birth Place: Dallas, TX
  • Birthday: January 27, 1978, Aquarius
  • Profession: Pilot, Reality show contestant