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Maya Ayoub

Design & Administration

Aragon High School

I love building things and have always been interested in all things space-related, so I’m super excited to be part of this project. I’m eager to learn more about aeronautics and efficient design. I’m thrilled to be working with all these passionate people to produce a working ultralight!

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Aaron Becker

Design & Electrical

Burlingame High School

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!). Initially, it caught my interest because it reminded me of a cool YouTube series on home-built planes that I enjoyed watching. It has also been an opportunity to learn more about aerospace engineering, as well as continue my own skills learning from professionals and my experienced team mates. Furthermore, I’ve been able to continue my love for teaching by helping the younger members gain experience in areas where I’m knowledgeable and develop their own passion.

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Isa Castillo

Design & Outreach

Lick-Wilmerding High School

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 haven’t looked back since. This project has really pushed me and helped me grow as a person. One fun fact about me is that I’m terrified of heights, but have always loved the idea of flying!

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Ryan Collier

Physics & Design

Lick-Wilmerding High School​

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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.

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Magnolia Finn

Outreach

Lick-Wilmerding High School​

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. 

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Matt Gibson

Physics & Design

Lick-Wilmerding High School​

Hi I’m Matt! I’ve loved things like trains, planes, and cars for as long as I can remember. I am also interested in renewable energy. So when we came up with the idea of an electric airplane, it checked all the boxes. Being a part of this project is teaching me more than I ever thought could be possible and I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish.

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Ben Grant

Software

Lick-Wilmerding High School​

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.

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Mac Hocking

Design & Electrical

Futures Academy

I joined Flight Club Aerospace because I am looking to take on a challenging project. I am a complete aviation geek and know a decent amount about flying. I am currently getting my pilots license, so this project fits nicely with my current passion. The idea of students building a plane from scratch without a kit amazes me. Also the fact that this plane is electric makes the project a hundred times more interesting since we are protecting the environment from harmful fuel emissions while still enjoying our freedom to fly. 

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Zoe Hong

Marketing

Aragon High School​

After hearing my friend talk about Flight Club, applying was a no brainer. I’d get to be a part of a group that’s building a plane! I’m so excited that I’ve been given the opportunity to work and learn alongside so many passionate students. 

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Kausik Kolluri

Physics

-- High School

I’ve always been interested in space science, and usually lean towards the research side of the field. I saw Flight Club as my opportunity to get more into the building aspect. I believe that I could channel my interest in physics and math towards helping build the ultralight aircraft. I work on both the physics team and the outreach team, where I help with the educational side of Flight Club which seeks to reach out to the younger generation in order to foster interest in aerospace. 

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Ollie Krause

Administration & Design

Lick-Wilmerding High School​

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. I can’t wait to see what we will achieve throughout the course of this amazing project.

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Rudy Lee

Administration & Design

Lick-Wilmerding High School​

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. A fun fact about me is that I’ve gotten a set of architectural schematics accepted by the town of San Anselmo in order to legalize the selling of a house. 

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Harry Levinson

Design & Electrical

San Francisco Bay School

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. Given my affinity with mathematics and physics, I’m mainly working on the Physics sub-team, and I’m enjoying every second of it.

 
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Colette Lipton

Design & Marketing

Lick-Wilmerding High School​

I joined Flight Club because I love design, engineering, and building. I plan to major in mechanical engineering in college, and hope to gain some of the skills associated with the subject through this project. I want to learn about the design and building process of making an ultralight aircraft, and also about how to apply for sponsorships and fundraise. In addition, I hope to make a lasting impact with Flight Club’s plan to make an easily accessible airplane education program for future students interested in engineering.

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Mark Roberts

Physics, Design, Electrical, & Administration

Lick-Wilmerding High School​

I joined Flight Club Aerospace because I have been interested in engineering for as long as I can remember. I have always loved to build things but never knew what type of engineering I liked the most. I have a small shop in my garage yet some of my favorite projects have been electrical engineering based. I thought it would be a great way to get into the aerospace community and learn a lot in the process. My favorite part about Flight Club is being able to learn from other people as well as teaching people what I know.
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Kiran Swami

Design & Electrical

-- High School

I joined Flight Club because I’ve always wanted to build a plane and I’ve always been interested in aeronautics. I heard about the flight club from a friend, I was really interested in joining it and wanted to help out. I’m in the software/electrical sub team, and being in this team has already helped me to learn new things and practice what I know.

 
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Justin Tien-Smith

Design & Marketing

Lick-Wilmerding High School​

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. 

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Zoë Teu

Marketing

Ruth Asawa SOTA High School

I like experimenting with graphic design and digital art, so being able to apply that to a project like Flight Club seemed like an awesome opportunity. I’m always excited to explore new things!

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Farah Ye

Design & Electrical

-- High School

I joined Flight Club to learn more about aerospace engineering. When I heard that we would be building an electrically powered ultralight I knew I had to apply! I’m in the software, electrical, and physics sub teams, where I’m able to pursue my interests in electrical and mechanical engineering. 

 
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Keaton Zon

Communications (Marketing & Outreach) Lead, Fabrication, & Design

Lick-Wilmerding High School​

I wanted to join this team because I enjoy working alongside others to turn an idea into reality. From a young age, I’ve been passionate about mechanics and the design process, even to the point of building an electric go-kart. I have enjoyed challenging myself through projects and overcoming obstacles. When I heard of this ambitious project, I was amazed by the amount of dedication. I had to join, and cannot wait to see what this team will accomplish!