#clearedtoland Core Crew
The #clearedtoland experts from the world of aviation
We are female aviation experts and together we have a track record of over 10,000 hours of cumulative flying experience in various aircrafts. Our knowledge from the cockpit and our experience as consultants and leaders in the corporate environment are bundled in our #clearedtoland success principle. We, as trainers, coaches, consultants and speakers, will inspire you.
Our founder is a woman of many talents: this West-Berlin native toured Europe for five years as a drummer with her band „Even Cowgirls Get The Blues“. She obtained her degree in business administration with emphasis on marketing and held several leading marketing and project management positions before founding her own communication agency in Berlin.
Rahel also is a private pilot. Professionally, she landed in Switzerland almost 15 years ago, where she resides with her family and works as Head Visitor Services and Events at Zurich Airport. She has been working as a consultant for several clients, among them the international medtech company Quotient.
In 2018, Rahel founded #clearedtoland and in spring of 2020 she started her MAS education in Leadership & Management. She is a mother of two teenagers.
Managing Director #clearedtoland
Private Pilot (PPL)
There is no category for Edith. She is a helicopter private pilot who started her academic career in the United States of America, where she was awarded a full scholarship due to her athletic excellence. During her years abroad, she competes in university and professional tournaments. After studying Media and Communications and English Literature she returned to Switzerland where she also graduates as a business economist and earns a post-graduate diploma in applied psychology.
Her professional milestones include working as a Resource Deployment Manager at IBM before joining Credit Suisse as a Consultant. Most recently, she worked at Flughafen Zurich AG where – amongst others – she built up and managed the market research department. In 2014 she obtains her private pilot’s license for helicopters.
In addition, Edith is a certified coach and consultant in the area of self-management, dealing with contradictions and compatibility of work and family with a focus on stress, resilience, high-performance, comeback and change. Edith is co-founder of #clearedtoland and mother of a son.
Cert. Resilience & Stress Coach
Cert. Sport Mentaltrainer & Management Coach
Helicopter Private Pilot
Kerstin has never wanted anything other than flying and broadening her horizon. Having obtained her high school diploma, the young woman from Nuremberg got on the plane to Mexico for a language course and shortly afterwards started working as a flight attendant for Lufthansa. Soon she realized: I want to get into the cockpit!
In addition to her training as an airline pilot, Kerstin was studying for a Master of Science in Air Safety Management and attended various courses in project management. As a former airline pilot, her logbook contains more than 6’000 flight hours on the Airbus A320 type.
Today she is Partner of HelpKEY GmbH, a consulting firm for Business Continuity and Safety Management, and is a renowned expert in safety and crisis management matters. She is currently pursuing further education at the University of St. Gallen in Change & Innovation Management. Kerstin is married and has a son.
Expert in Safety and Crisis Management
Managing Director of HelpKEY
Former Airline Pilot
This crew member is a woman with a very unique career: The world of aviation fascinated Susanne from an early age on. She is barely 17 years old when she starts her aeronautical pre-training at what is today SPHAIR. While still in school she gets certified as a private pilot (including glider towing) before starting her military career. At age of 23 she becomes a professional military pilot, is holding an airline transport pilot license (ATPL) and has instructor ratings on PC-7 and Alouette III.
In addition to her military career Susanne holds a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Communication and Marketing from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences. Today, she works part-time as a military pilot. Susanne has two children.
Military Pilot Super Puma, Swiss Air Force
After the vocational baccalaureate, Natalie’s desired destination was clear: a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences!
Communication and all related topics have fascinated Natalie since childhood.
During her studies she completed two internships and came into contact with her second fascination during her time at Flughafen Zürich AG: flying.
So far only as a passenger and enthusiastic spectator, but she is determined to learn to fly herself one day.
All the more fitting was the start of her career with #clearedtoland in January 2020.
At #clearedtoland she has found her exciting first home base and we are happy that she writes our texts, is the contact person for the media and lets us always be present on social media.
Social Media Manager and Media spokeswoman #clearedtoland