Jesse Hayes IV
Founder & President
Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club

Growing up in Houston, TX, he was first introduced to aviation by the Bronze Eagles Flying Club in 1968. His first solo was at the age of 15. He remained connected to general aviation while in the Air Force and helped start a new chapter of Black Pilots of America, Inc. (BPA): the Arkansas Thunderbirds. While living in Waco, TX, he started the Bronze Eagles Flying Club’s Waco Region and the annual Waco Youth Fly-In. Now a resident of Washington State, he has introduced BPA to the Puget Sound area as President of the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club (RTH). Under his leadership RTH has grown to be the largest chapter in BPA and created a year-around youth program, two aviation camps and a formal flight training program – Red-Tailed Hawks FLY. With over 40 years of aviation and space operations experience, introducing youth to the aerospace industry is his ministry.

Sherman Robinson
Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club

Sherman has over 37 years of experience in aviation training, management and leadership an Airframe & Propulsion Technician in the United States Air Force, as a Department of Defense contractor, and currently as a Federal Aviation Administration Air Safety Inspector.  He has been a loyal member of the Red-Tailed Hawks since 2014 and facilitates our mentor program. As the lead RTH marshal, he trains and supervises ground crews.


Orion A. Collins
Chief Pilot
Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club

Orion A. Collins dreamt of becoming a pilot from a young age until he woke up and began
putting in the work to make that dream a reality. He took his first training flight in January of
2016 and is now a FAA certified flight instructor. As one of the benefactors of the Red-Tailed
Hawks Flying Club (RTH) CFI Development Program awards, Collins has served as a volunteer
pilot, mentor and A-Flight leader.

With the ultimate goal of becoming an Airline Transport Pilot, Collins has amassed an
impressive portfolio of aviation related experiences in the service of others. He volunteered with
Urban Wings and Aerospace Leadership Club, Portland, WA for 6 years and volunteered for Fly
Compton Aero Club for 3 years. He also created a YouTube Channel – CaptainOShow, which
garnered national & global attention in an effort to inspire others to become pilots & follow
their dreams.

Collins is passionate about helping others, especially people from his community who may lack
guidance, leadership, understanding or finances. It is his mission to help them along to
accomplishing their goals, and he seeing RTH as a good vehicle to do that. Collins is a results
driven, hardworking go-getter who loves people, enjoys driving fast cars, traveling and teaching
others the joys of being a top notch airmen.


Jordan E. Hayes
Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club

Jordan received her degree in communications from the University of Texas and has spent her professional career facilitating project goals in both the private and government sectors as a writer, copy editor, and legal assistant.  Her diverse work experience has honed her ability to meet the specific needs of varying organizations through effective communication and project management.  These are skills that serve well during Red-Tailed Hawks outreach events, curriculum development and in the leadership of the finance committee.


Angelita Crawford, MBA
Membership Chair, Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club
Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club

Angelita Crawford joined the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club through her
sons’; participation in the RTH Youth Program.  She became the
membership chair of the organization in February of 2022 and also took
on the role of secretary in the same year to help advance the mission to
introduce underserved and underrepresented youth to the world of

Angelita Crawford also has a background in science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) with over 7 years of experience in clinical
research and over 7 years of experience as a math educator.  She
graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Engineering in
biomedical engineering and earned a Masters of Business Administration
from Johns Hopkins University.  Her two sons were participants in the
Red-Tailed Hawks Youth Program.

Angelita Crawford grew up in Birmingham, AL, and she currently resides
in Baltimore, MD.


Volunteer Parent

Joe Villarino
Webmaster & Technology Officer
Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club

Joe was born at Ft. Lawton Hospital in Seattle, WA and attended Queen Anne High School, and Shoreline College. A US Army veteran with the 101st Airborne Division, he has had thirty years of experience in law enforcement and private security management. In his spare time Joe has over 20+ years in web design, chatbot, and a (GMB) Google My Business consultant. Now retired, he donates his time to his beloved Magnolia community by working on websites for local, community-based organizations.