Mike Moulds was another or those rare people with many talents. Most of us first knew Mike as another one of those new pilots in Club 1 who flew every chance he got. He would fly for any reason anyone would come up with - lunch, let's go see something. He flew to places many of the older pilots had never been to.
Then, he became popular as the guy who would show up at the Airpark on Saturdays and cook burgers (which he brought with him) for anyone who wanted to stay for lunch. He also used that talent at many of our fly-ins, cooking burgers and dogs for even bigger crowds.
It was only slowly that we learned of Mike's other life. First, we gradually became aware of his skill with computers. Then, we learned that he had been a senior marketing executive in information technology. Mike offered his talents to members of the Club and spent time at USUA headquarters helping them as well. He was always ready to help whenever he was needed. He also had considerable personal experience in retail business. The combination of his experiences inevitably led him to be elected as our Club Treasurer for a couple of years.
Mike used his creativity even in his flying. He founded what is now our annual fall Color Run flight down the Shenandoah Valley. He worked very hard to set up a flight to Kitty Hawk in 2004 but it was canceled due to bad weather.
Mike was sharpening his navigation skills on that flight with Rich on our Color Run in 2003 when Rich's plane crashed. We miss his ideas, we miss his help, but most of all, we miss him.