Flying is not so difficult, preparing for the unexpected is. That's why seven pilots has come up with a plan. We share common ground from flying, but there is more to it.
CEO & Founder
Two and a half years in the USA, learning the basics of flying one and two propeller airplanes, came to an end with an offer to join SAS in 1988. Since then his life has been on the airline highway flying various jets. MD80, B767, B737, A330, A340, A350 and A320 in that order. For the better part of his career a constant battle for keeping knowledge and skills up to par, led to a desire for and work with a handy pilot emergency training tool. Pocketzim is a baby and Joakim knows it takes a village to raise a child.
Are Wergeland Krog
Before he started his pilot career, Are was working with design and quality with his engineer degree. Flying has been a big thing since 2009, recently on the Boeing 737 in SAS and now with Field Group Aviation as Chief Flight Operations and Check Captain. He also keeps himself busy flying a wide range of private planes, where he is also acting as instructor and examinor. He want's to narrow the knowledge-gap between the private and the professional pilot.
Johan is a pilot flying for Widerøe, with previous experience on smaller aircrafts and the B737 in SAS. He is taking part in boardroom activities outside Pocketzim as well as studying economics at UiT part-time for added weight. The youngest member of the team is naturally in sync with the new generation of Pilots. Apart from a passion for flying, he shares their love for gaming and readiness for change. Hence the drive to provide the future of e-learning to his peers, today.
Espen de Lange
A 35 year flying career started in 1986 flying some 30 different piston propeller airplanes in addition to DC9, B767, B737 and DHC-8. From USA, the desert in Africa, to the Arctic Coast in Northern Norway serving companies like SAS, Widerøe, Malaysian Airlines and Airborne, both as a pilot, instructor, project manager and change consultant. A Masters degree in Human Factors & System Safety brought a deeper understanding of handling complexity and reciliance. Finding a smart way to practice is on his mind.
William Ray Reagan
During more than 40 years in aviation, flying as a first officer, captain, and instructor both in general aviation, the corporate market, and the airline industry, his main interest has always been the people aspect. Fueled by this, Ray has in his role as examiner, as Director Flight Crew or in managing several projects always focused on pilot development as it relates to human factors. Upholding airmanship in an increasingly technological reality is a lasting ambition.
Rickard has a diverse background, ranging from flying airplanes including the B737 and A320-family for the last ten years to business development and helping the financial industry with regulatory compliance. He holds a bachelors degree in aeronautical sciences, trying to modernize pilot training on human performance and competencies. He has been invited as speaker at several international aviation training conferences. His advice is always to think not only "outside" but even "without the box”.