Map of FCA Alumni: Where they are now

Aaron Becker:

“This project has been a great opportunity for me to work with interesting people who are ambitious and motivated to solve complicated problems (like building a plane!)”

Teams: Design, Electrical

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Isa Castillo:

“When I first heard of this team, I was a bit hesitant to join, mostly because I didn’t have much experience with design or engineering. Thankfully, I stepped out of my comfort zone, and this club has helped me grow as a person!”

Teams: Design, Outreach

New York University

Ryan Collier:

“I’ve always been a fan of learning how the world works through a physical and mathematical lens and find problem-solving especially fun. I have been fantasizing about personal flight machines for as long as I can remember, so this project spoke to my passions.”

Teams: Physics, Design

Case Western Reserve University

Magnolia Finn:

“Honestly, just the idea of an ultralight aircraft was enough to make me say “count me in!” While I have very little experience in the engineering/mechanics/physics realm, I have worked in different leadership and management positions, and so naturally I found myself in the “good with people” section of the team.”

Teams: Outreach

Fordham University


Ben Grant:

“After hearing about the project from a couple of friends who had gotten involved, I felt like I could either pester them incessantly about what they were working on or join them and see for myself. What I’ve been working on so far is infuriating in just the right way to keep me motivated, so I look forward to what is coming.”

Teams: Software

University of California, Santa Cruz

Ollie Krause:

“I’ve always loved being able to translate my ideas into tangible products and wanted to create a project that would build upon what I’m learning in school as well as incorporate all of my friends. Now that Flight Club is in full swing, I feel fortunate to be able to work alongside my dedicated teammates who have taken on this project with dedication and ambition.”

Teams: Administration, Design

University of California, Los Angeles

Rudy Lee:

“I have always loved building and design, all the way back to my Thomas the Tank Engine train sets and Lego building. I continue my passion for design today, with my wood shop in my garage, as well as in Flight Club.”

Teams: Administration, Design

University of Michigan

Harry Levinson:

“When I was approached by my friend and told about Flight Club, there was no way I could say no to applying. I’m a huge nerd when it comes to physics, math, and just projects like this in general, so when the opportunity to help build an ultralight aircraft presented itself, I jumped at the opportunity.”

Teams: Design, Electrical

University of Los Angeles


Justin Tien-Smith:

“I wanted to join this project because I have a lot of fun imagining efficient and creative ways to solve problems. Some of my interests include architecture, mathematics, and woodworking. I am extremely excited to learn more about aircraft and flight through this project and can’t wait for the final product. “

Teams: Design, Marketing

Cornell University