Originally Posted by rcjetsaok
Goodbye to the most humble man I believe I have ever met. He was the real deal. Loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and a real pleasure to have known him. He is truly a person I will never forget.
Godspeed my friend,
Dan, well said and I agree. I had the pleasure of meeting Mike (and many of the Austin RC gang back in about 1992 when I attended my first Southwest Fan Fly) and I have always treasured the memories of times spent with the entire group. When Dean Lassek, Ivan Munninghoff, Herb Heaton and I got our big A-10's flying I had a problem with the landing gear scissors. Mike asked for one of the scissor links, went off to a machine shop and a few weeks later I had replacement scissors that have continued to work 20 years later. Mike was a guy that was happy to share what he knew about the hobby and life and never asked for anything in return.
I, like others, will always treasure his stories of flying while in the Air Force. The world and our hobby was a better place because Mike was in our lives.
Godspeed and RIP Mike. I will truly miss you.