Matt started flying when he was 16, and has earned his single engine land, sea, instrument, glider, remote pilot, and commercial ratings. He is also a ground instructor for advanced and instrument. Matt is a senior studying Course 6-2, and in between classes, he flies his 1981 Beech A36 Bonanza out of KLWN. Notably, Matt set a Guinness World Record at the age of 19 as the youngest person to solo circumnavigate by aircraft.
Sando Salgueiro (Vice President of Programs)
Sandro is a graduate student in AeroAstro, Course 16, affiliated with ICAT. He started flying at age 16 at KARB, and with that, he logged 3500 hours of flight time on Microsoft Flight Simulator. He holds his private pilot, instrument rating, and tailwheel endorsement, and is currently working on his commercial. Around Boston, he flies the PA28R (Piper Arrow), the PA28 (Piper Warrior), and the C172.
Luke Jensen (Vice President of Membership)
Luke is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate in the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Prior to attending MIT, he worked in low-speed aerodynamic testing, helping to develop new flow visualization techniques. He is a commercial pilot and flight instructor with a background in antique aircraft restoration. Thanks to 8 years working at an airplane museum in middle and high school, he has flown over 30 airplane types ranging from a 1928 Travel Air biplane to the EAA’s B-17, Aluminum Overcast.
Sean Kelley (Treasurer)
Sean is a junior in Course 16 who UROPs with the Man Vehicle Lab. He started flying in the fall of 2012 and earned his private pilot in 2014. Between classes, he flies the Piper Cherokee Warrior and occasionally goes SCUBA diving for lobsters.
Piper Sigrest (Secretary)
Piper grew up around aviation, flying with her dad, uncle and grandpa. She started flying lessons when she was 14, and earned her Private Pilot’s License on her seventeenth birthday! In the future, she would hopes to earn her complex and high performance endorsements, and her seaplane and instrument ratings. Her home base is Manassas, Virginia. She is a junior in AeroAstro, Course 16, and loves to fly Cessna 172’s and Piper Cubs!
Christine Chappelle (Webmaster)
Christine is a sophomore studying Course 16, AeroAstro. She started flying Cessna 172s at the age of 16 out of KRNT and currently holds her private pilot certificate.