Who We Are (Executive Board)

Joshua Wilhelm
President

Josh is a junior in Aerospace Engineering, who is also pursuing a minor in Computer Science. He first soloed at the age of 16, and earned his private pilot certificate at the age of 17. He added an instrument rating in 2016. Josh is also an officer in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student chapter, and a member of the MASA student project team.

Mikey Trahan
Vice President

Mikey is a sophomore studying finance in the Ross School of Business. He has loved aviation all of his life and received his pilots license at the youngest possible age of 17. He also holds both his tailwheel, aerobatic, complex, and high-performance endorsements. He has gone on flight trips across the country and enjoys flying to new places. Besides the Michigan Aviators, he is also apart of the Michigan Finance Club, Enactus, Michigan Flyers and enjoys playing IM Sports.

Fernando Wang
Vice President

Fernando is currently a Senior studying User Experience in School of Information. Growing up next to a small commercial airport in China, Fernando always wanted to enter the airline/aviation industry after he graduates from college. Come talk to him, and he would always love to share his passion of flying and give you tips on how to maximize your frequent flyer miles.

Adam Burdo
Alumnus Advisor

Adam graduated in April 2017 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a private pilot, is endorsed to fly complex aircraft, and is currently training for an instrument rating. He enjoys flying Cessna and Piper aircraft and has been flying since 2012. Adam also enjoys working as an Emergency Medical Technician, and he is a PADI certified SCUBA diver.

Kevin Collareno
Alumnus Advisor

Kevin graduated from Michigan in April 2017 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Commercial Pilot and holds an Instrument Rating, flying Cirrus, Cessna, and Piper aircraft. He earned a Private Pilot's license on his 17th birthday. Kevin served as President of Michigan Aviators for the 2016-2017 school year.

Ross Piscoran
Board Member

Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Ross is a junior in Aerospace Engineering. He passed his FAA Private Pilot check ride in Summer 2015 and has been flying on simulators since 2007. Aside from loving everything plane related, Ross is also a member of the Michigan Marching Band and AIAA.

James Power
Alumnus Advisor

James Power graduated in April 2016 with a Masters in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree from the same department in 2015. He has had his pilot's license for more than four years and enjoys flying Cessna 152s and 172s with the Michigan Flyers flying club when he's in Ann Arbor. He has worked in the jet engine industry at both Pratt & Whitney and GE Aviation and has two patents pending in gas turbine thrust reversing systems.