Team

Madison Santos - Co-President

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Major: Bioengineering
Year: U2

Madison is a third year student in the Department of Bioengineering. Flying since age 17, they hold both a Private Pilot's License as well as a Glider Pilot's License. Madison is passionate for sharing aviation and aerospace with pilots and enthusiasts alike. In her downtime, you can find Madison playing in student orchestras, building rockets, and expanding their indoor garden.

Ali Najmaldin - Co-President

Ali is a third-year student at McGill and is studying Bioengineering unfortunately. He is so passionate about aviation that he decided to go for his commercial pilot license. When he’s not flying around Montreal, you will usually find him behind a computer screen coding and solving geeky math problems. If that wasn’t enough of a headache on its own, Ali is also a teaching assistant for the Department of Mathematics & Statistics so that he can be submerged in new diverse complex problems every day all while helping others; the unknown is what gets him up in the morning. He also aspires to be a surgeon one day. So many dreams! As he used to say, “life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”.

Celine Oubbet- VP Finance

Hometown: Montreal, Canada / Aix en Provence, France
Major: International Business and Finance
Year: U3

Hey! I'm Celine I'm a Finance student here at Mcgill. Flying has always been a dream and I'm planning on getting my PPL soon. In my downtown I'm either in my kitchen baking some fancy dessert, walking outdoor, playing some drum or at the gym.

Luis Alvarez- VP External

Hometown: Montreal, Canada / Mexico
Major: Architecture
Year: Alumni

Hi my name is Luis Alvarez, recent architecture grad student. I worked for the passed few years in Toronto, and now back in Montreal I hope to pass my Architecture Examination Exams, and finish my PPL. Besides my passion for design, aviation and travelling. I love sports and if I am not drawing, or flying you will find me playing footy or training for my first Ironman.

Zephir Lorne - VP Events & Design

Hometown: Montreal, Canada / Aix en Provence, France
Major: Computer Science and Neuroscience
Year: U2

Zéphir is a U2 student in Computer Science & Neuroscience. Avid of new challenges and the unexpected, Zéphir took a gap year before entering university to experiment, work, travel, and pass his Private Pilot’s License. Aside from his studies and his passion for aviation, Zéphir enjoys playing the drums, creating videos, climbing, tinkering, and spending some time in nature. His motto: Be spontaneous, Defy perspectives.

Sariel Coronado- VP Events

Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: U3

Sariel is a U3 Mechanical Engineering student with a minor in Computer Science. He is a fan of simulators, flight dynamics, and cloud spotting. His favorite clouds are Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds. Having completed his PPL requirements this summer, all that is left for him to get his license is the flight test, so wish him luck!

Josh Ptack - VP Fundraising

Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: U1

Josh is a U1 Mechanical Engineering student from Montreal. His passion for aviation draws its roots from growing up on Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 and its successors. He is a licensed glider and private pilot and continues to instruct in the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, teaching theory of flight, meteorology and navigation. He also serves as a McGill representative in the Regroupement Relève d’Aéro Montréal. He enjoys playing piano and overspending on food.

James Ting - VP Web Developer

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Major: Computer Science
Year: U3

James is a U3 Science student, and is currently studying a major in Computer Science. Growing up in British Columbia, he has always had a fascination with aviation. At the age of 16, he earned his Glider Pilot’s License and earned his Private Pilot’s Licence one year later. Recently, he has earned his Night Rating, his Multi-Engine Rating, and is now working on his Commercial Pilot License, and Multi-Engine IFR Rating. In his free time, he likes to build software, play intramural ultimate, and experiment with new recipes.

Bruce Thomas Miles - VP Support

Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: U3

Bruce is a U3 Mechanical Engineering student who is minoring in Software Engineering. He is very passionate about aviation and various aircrafts as well as simulation. As a hobby, he enjoys playing guitar and cooking.

James Curran- VP Ground School

James is the VP Ground School for the McGill Student's Flying Club.

Rumi Ausaf- VP Simulator

Rumi is the VP Simulator for the McGill Student's Flying Club.

Arek Froundjian- VP Pilot for A Day

Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: U2

Arek is the VP Pilot For A Day for the McGill Student's Flying Club.

Justin Matta- VP Simulator

Justin is the VP Simulator for the McGill Student's Flying Club.

Amogh Kulkarni- VP Sponsorships

Amogh is in his third year studying Computer Engineering at McGill. He always wanted to be an astronaut, but life happened. When you do not find him working, you will usually find him creating new playlists or in the kitchen experimenting with flavours. If you want to spend hours talking about the universe, feel free to hit him up!