John Moody is considered to be the “Father of Modern Ultralight Aviation”. He began inventive career as a mechanical and development engineer in Milwaukee. On March 15, 1975, above a frozen lake southwest of Milwaukee, John Moody, made aviation history by flying a device that looked a little like a nose less and tailless biplane about thirty feet above the ice. John pioneered the popularity of powered ultralight aviation by starting his business, Ultra Flying Machines of Wisconsin.
From John’s experimentation, he has mixed various hang gliders with different engines and control surfaces and innovating the design of a number of ultralight aircraft. Additionally, John has performed at various air shows and has promoted the sport of ultralight aircraft through his teaching activities and speeches.
John Moody received multiple honors in recognition of his contributions to ultralight aviation. In 1999, John was inducted into the EAA Ultralight Hall of Fame. He also received the John F. Moody Award, named in his honor from the U.S. Ultralight Association. It has been said that John Moody made it possible for humans to fly “almost” like a bird.