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The LAM Aviation team is comprised of leading aerodynamic talent and successful professionals with deep aviation experience and expertise. LAM Aviation, Inc. is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Founder & Chairman
Michael assisted his father, eminent aerospace engineer Lawrence Lam, construct the experimental Wanderer, the first aircraft equipped with a LAM Aileron, and spent countless hours under his tutelage. Seeing an opportunity to improve all aircraft, he and his father patented the LAM Aileron. Since Lawrence’s passing, Michael has developed LAM Aviation into a company providing advanced aircraft control systems based on his father’s ground-breaking innovations. Michael is a licensed pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings. He is a graduate of Tulane Medical School, completed post-doctoral specialty training at Stanford and currently practices as a physician anesthesiologist in the San Francisco Bay Area.
President & CEO
Erik has over 20 years of experience in various leadership roles and in developing branded companies. He has managed corporate development and sales strategy for Fortune 500 companies and is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara with advanced certificates from Stanford University. He is an aerobatic pilot and aviation enthusiast.
Greg Cole serves as the head of research and development, and design. A highly respected aerodynamicist, he has led several high profile programs for general aviation. Greg is the recipient of numerous prestigious national awards for outstanding contributions to the advancement of aircraft design, most recently the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2018 August Raspet Memorial Award. Some of the notable aircraft Greg has designed and constructed include the Perlan glider, the Sparrowhawk sailplane, and the Lancair Evolution, Legacy, and Columbia. Cessna Aircraft Corporation produced the certified Columbia as the Corvalis. These aircraft are considered the leaders in their respective class segments. In some segments they are entirely unique.
Len has 20 years experience as a United States Naval Aviator with a subspecialty in Operational Test and Evaluation. A Top Gun Adversary Pilot, Len has flown more than fifteen military aircraft including the A-4, F-5, A-7, AV-8, F-15, F-16, FA-18, AH-1, S-3 and OV-10. Len has participated in 17 military Operational Test Programs and has flown over 500 civilian test campaigns for aerobatic aircraft, airshow aircraft, spin testing, agricultural aircraft, bush aircraft, experimental jets, and rocket powered aircraft, among others. He is an FAA DER Flight Test Pilot. He is the 1999 Northwest Unlimited Aerobatic champion and the recipient of the 2005 Spirit of Flight Award from the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Len is a 1975 graduate of Villanova University.