Our team consists of passionate pilots with more than 90 years of active flying experience. Our fellow guiding star is to create the most integrated and relaxed personal starship, which deliver the best possible balance of flight characteristics, feel, aerodynamics, safety, and design. Please be seated for an all-new relaxed flying style that fully bridges the gap between paragliding and paramotoring.
To me, flying is not about fabrics, lines and engines - or airplanes for that matter. It’s not about falling out of airplanes or doing the most radical stuff to feel alive. To me flying - and especially paramotoring - is about the total freedom it brings: ultimately without the need for gadgets and fancy, man-made contraptions to lift you up. I can fly by just thinking of leaving the ground. It’s yoga in the air. It’s about piloting with your soul. It’s almost religious.
- Trond Nyman Aarre
Trond is passionate about aviation and is recognized as the Nordic pioneer of paramotoring back in 1988. He has more than 2000 flight hours, is a licensed instructor in paramotoring and paragliding and a former skydiver and ultralight pilot. In Starseed Inc., Trond serves as our team manager, concept developer & test pilot. With more than 20 years of experience as an innovation catalyst, brand developer and creative technologist, he takes pride in giving good ideas the best possible start and a happy life. By nature, Trond is restless - he believes in being curious and open, inclusive and dedicated. Trond's credo is simple: Rather advance than repetition and be truly different and show consistency in everything you do, from ideas via strategies to communication tools.
Given his Danish roots, Steffen has from early childhood been surrounded by the Danish design culture and has therefore gained a nuanced understanding of the key elements of Scandinavian design: simplicity, minimalism and functionality. In 2011, Steffen graduated with a MSc Industrial Design from Architecture & Design, Denmark. Since then he has brought different products to life and each time with the user in focus. As Head of Design at Starseed, it is his responsibility to take care of design and innovation aspects of the company’s products and services. A natural part of his work is to master the user-centered design process and through this transform early ideas into production-ready products and services that not only meet customer needs but are beyond their expectations. For him it is crucial to find good and innovative solutions to existing problems and combine them in a sophisticated and simplified yet beautiful design without compromising the flight experience.
Lars Ove is a certified mechanic, with 28 years of extensive and varied experience as a mechanic / hydraulic in the offshore industry. In Starseed, Lars Ove contributes with ideas and technical solutions as close to the design and concept sketches as technically possible and with an ever-present focus on the best possible practical performance. His vast mechanical experience is used for strength calculation and optimization of geometry. He is otherwise responsible for assembly, technical testing and quality control at all stages of the Starseed production. Lars Ove has almost 30 years of flying experience with paragliding and paramotoring and was in 1990 the designer of Skywalker One, the Nordic region’s first commercial paramotor model. Few, if any, have built up and serviced as many paramotors for the Norwegian market as Lars Ove.
Fabrizio is based in Italy and together with Trond he forms our team of test pilots and concept ideators. His is an educated technician with a certificate as mechanical chief. After a few years working as a technical drawer and developer of industrial air plants, he continued his career in military aviation. Fabrizio is now employed in the Italian air force with planning and scheduling maintenance and inspections on helicopters as his area of responsibility. He is a paragliding, paramotoring and powered hanggliding pilot. Being very passionate for free flight, he has spent many years in the attempt to merge paragliding with paramotoring, trying to achieve the feeling of the free flight with the freedom of powered flight. For the last year he has been focusing on successfully matching cocoon harnesses with the Starseed Fusion frame, giving in this way the opportunity to enjoy the best of these two different sports. Curious by nature, he considers a goal achieved only when there is no more space for improvements.