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 got 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. In 2018, she founded #clearedtoland out of the ambition to empower participants to become more aware of the reasons that keep them away from reaching their goals and the powers they already have to reach them.
Private Pilot, Founder & Manging Director #clearedtoland
There is no category for Edith, our resilience, stress & time management expert. She’s a helicopter private pilot who started her academic career in the United States of America, where she was awared a full scholarship due to her athletic excellence. After studying Media and Communications and English Literature she returned back to Switzerland for further education in Business Administration and Applied Psychology. Her professional milestones include working as a Ressource Deployment Manager and building up and managing a market research department. Today she’s a trained stress and resilience coach and consultant focusing on work-life-(kids)-management with emphasis on resilience, comeback and change. Edith is a co-founder of #clearedtoland.
Helicopter Pilot, Certified Integral Coach with emphasis on resilience, come back and change, Co-Founder #clearedtoland
She was born flying: Her parents founded the family run flight school Hans Grade near Berlin the year she was born. By age 12 Anne had already logged more than 400 hours in a single engine airplane, by age 14 she piloted glider solo flights and she even obtained her private pilot license before her 18th birthday.
At age 19 Anne became Germany’s youngest flight instructor. She has held that vocation at her parents’ flight school ever since. Today she’s the head of the entire private pilot training. Anne is also licensed in night visual flights, aerobatics and banner and aircraft towing.
Her hobby of horseback-riding and working with horses led to her becoming certified as an equine specialist via the organization EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association). She’s currently also training to become a systemic therapist.
Head of Private Pilot Training Hans Grade Flight School, Flight Instructor
Our crew member Susanne is a woman with a very unique career: The world of aviation fascinated Susanne from an early age on. She’s 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.
Military pilot Super Puma, Swiss Air Force
She’s got kerosene in her blood and a very organized and versatile mind: Andrea’s career started at Zurich Airport, where she helped build up charter airline Odette Airways (which eventually became Helvetic.com) from day one. After a construction project in Germany she returned to Zurich Airport to work as project leader on major construction ventures such as Check-in 2 or a new VIP Lounge. In 2018, Andrea completed her Master of Advances Studies in Business Administration. Never done learning, she now is involved in ICT project management. Andrea is co-founder of #clearedtoland out of the conviction that there is always something that can still be taught and learned.
Senior Project Leader, Manager Operations & Co-Founder #clearedtoland
She’s a brain with lean organizational skills: Zurich-born Simone studied Psychology and Environmental Science at the University of Zurich and University of Hagen and added further education in General Management at the University of St. Gallen. She has worked in marketing for a biotech company in the United States of America and as a project manager for a Swedish telecommunications company. Next stop was the finance world where she was responsible for market research activities for the Swiss and Asia Pacific region. Ever since 2013, Simone has been working for Flughafen Zürich AG as Head of Market Research and Customer Relations. Always looking for a new inspiration, Simone further trained to become a Lean Master in 2016 and a certified User Experience Professional in 2018. In her role as a Kaizen Specialist she helps evolve her current employer on continuous improvement and trains employees on process improvement strategies.
Head of Market Research & Customer Relations, Kaizen Specialist
Storytelling is at the heart of almost everything she tackles: Jasmin moved to California in her early twenties to get a degree in Film/TV-Production. While studying abroad she worked as a producer at a local television station, ran the college newspaper as editor-in-chief and won several awards and scholarships for her writing. After returning to Switzerland, Jasmin got a degree in Journalism and Organizational Communication at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and worked as an editor for a weekly paper in her hometown of Winterthur. She was in charge of communications and business development projects for the Promotion and Marketing Department of Winterthur before arriving at her current destination: Zurich Airport. She has been a senior spokesperson for Flughafen Zürich AG for over ten years and today also teaches communication concept seminars at her alma mater ZHAW. In 2018 she co-founded #clearedtoland.
Aviation Communication Expert, Communications Director &