Sim Innovations was born in 2013 when two life-long friends, one a helicopter pilot trained in electronic hardware design, the other an experienced programmer, came up with a revolutionary idea in simulation cockpit panel design. The result of their efforts is Air Manager, a flight simulation instrumentation software tool allowing for open source simulator panel and instrument design. The innovative and easy-to-use tool results in short development cycles that can respond quickly to your changing technical needs.

Our development group now includes pilots with military, airline and civilian experience in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft who are also skilled in programming or simulator hardware design. This creates a unique ability to combine technical development skills with real life piloting experience and leads to a commitment to achieving uncompromising simulation realism at an surprisingly affordable price.

Ralph Rietveld

Managing director & electronics engineer
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Ralph became a commercial helicopter pilot in 2010, and soon had a vision to combine his passion for aviation & simulation with his passion for electronics. Expertise as a hardware engineer specializing in printed circuit board design rounds out his qualifications.

Corjan van Hamersveld

Software engineer
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Corjan is a seasoned programmer with experience dating back to the early days of the Commodore 64. Specializing in Java and C, he loves the challenges of new technology and mastering new programming languages.

Gerwin

Hardware engineer
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As a military and civilian helicopter pilot, Gerwin has flown the NH90, AS355 and EC155. A long-time aviation and flight simulation enthusiast, he also brings loads of real life experience with the hardware he develops.

Russ Barlow

Marketing manager
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With a degree in Aero Engineering, experience as a former Air Force pilot, and now retired from a long career as an airline pilot, Russ exhibits a deep passion for aviation, flight simulation, and programming.

Jasper Klein

Software engineer
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A professional programmer and all around expert on most any technical issue, Jasper is usually the go-to-guy when the problem seems unsolvable. Not clouded by a love for flight and simulators like the rest of us, he usually offers the pragmatic balance our team needs.

 
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