Sam Rutherford
Flight Ops & Sponsorship

Sam is Zara’s father. He is a former army helicopter pilot, now running Prepare2go. The company provides support for the film industry, flying events and ferry flights.

Beatrice De Smet
Social Media & EE

Bea is Zara’s mother. She is a former lawyer, holds a Private Pilot’s Licence and has helped organising many of the Prepare2go endeavours. She is also a keen photographer. For Flyzolo she is mainly in charge of photography, social media and typically the EE Manager (“the Everything Else Manager”).

Megan Bowden
Flight Ops & Press Officer

Megan is a Commercial Pilot. Together with Sam, she is running the Flight Operations side of Flyzolo as well as being the Press Officer. Megan is inspired by Zara’s mission and hopes her trip will inspire many young minds!

Jacek  Ławrecki

Jacek is an international communications and public relations expert with 20+ years of experience in pharma and energy sectors. He advises Zara and her Team on how to communicate her mission in a clear, entertaining and inspiring way. He is also a private pilot and loves flying with his sons. You can reach Jacek at:[email protected].

Adrian Sington
Speaking & Media

For all speaking & media inquiries contact Zara’s Managing Agent at Kruger Cowne[email protected],, +442073522277

Duncan Matthews
Flight Safety Consultant

Flight safety consultant for FlyZolo. Former Royal Navy helicopter pilot and ship driver turned risk manager and expert witness.  Enthusiastic GA pilot, flying a Tiger Moth for local thrills, and planes with heating for transatlantic adventures and global explorations.

Dumitru Marian
Content Producer & Videographer
Dumitru has been a content producer for more than 17 years –  3 with Prepare2Go, filming planes and pilot’s adventures. He writes the visual side of the story. Capturing moments, emotions and scenery to be enjoyed long after the propeller has stopped.
Will Robson
Flight instructor

Will is a flight instructor and airline pilot with a passion for training and aviation. He flies for a U.K. airline, conducts ferry flights and runs his own training organisation, NG Aviation. With experience in international flying and the next generation of training, he enjoyed training Zara to help get her ready for this adventure!

Arne von Bismarck
Sponsorship follow-up

The man for everything! Photographer, videographer, snack provider, entertainer, bag carrier, sponsorship manager and so much more. Very lucky to be able to know and support Zara on her endeavor and beyond!

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