about us

The Humanitarian Pilots Initiative was founded in autumn of 2015 by a small team of friends and acquaintances who shared a common passion and goal. Since then, the foundation has expanded and currently has more than 20 individuals working with HPI on a voluntary basis. Each volunteer and supporter have a unique expertise that they bring to HPI in order to carry out the necessary operations, such as The Moonbird Project in a professional and successful manner.


HPI is registered as a foundation in the Swiss commercial register as a non-profit organization.

Fabio Zgraggen
Founder & Pilot
President of the Board of Trustees
Sam Hochstrasser
V. President of Board of Trustees
Romano Zgraggen
Board of Trustees
Iwan Conrad
Board of Trustees & Actuary
Manos Radisoglou
Board of Trustees
Pilot & Flight Ops Coordinator
Omar El Manfalouty
Board of Trustees
Pilot & Briefing Officer
Damien van Oost
Pilot & Flight Operations Coordinator