Simon Knapp

New York, New York

I grew up in the leafy suburbs of London, England and have since lived in many different cities on 3 different continents. At 19 i began flight training in New Zealand, spending a year enjoying flying through the beautiful scenery offered up by the fantastic Kiwi landscape. From there i finished my training in the UK and started flying passenger jets at 21. The flying job is great but i have always wanted to do more, and to give back. In 2008 i created Jumpseat Aviation. a low cost pilot recruitment company. However the economy tanked and air travel went through a prolonged slump so that venture was short lived! In 2012 i created iBidpack, an iPad app which helps pilots build there flying schedules as they desire. This ongoing project offered a great learning curve as i discovered exactly what goes in to a tech design project. It allowed me to grow my skill set and become a savvy project manager. In late 2013 i decided to create Cherished Ideas (http://cherishedideas.com/free), which will offer an ethical freelancing platform for freelancers of all disciplines. The site will go live in April 2014 and from there...who knows what project will be next!

  • Work
    • Cherished Ideas
  • Education
    • Hinchley Wood School