Bob Jamieson Honored for Volunteer Service
What you probably do know is that Bob Jamieson is the fixed wing, night-time, medevac pilot for Island Air. What you maybe don’t know is that Bob has been teaching FAA Ground School to high school students for almost 10 years – AS A VOLUNTEER. He is retiring from teaching, having just finished his last class last month.
Wednesday night, Feb. 27 at right before the School Board meeting Larry Wight, the Career and Technology Education Director at the high school, took a few minutes to officially thank Bob for his service in front of the School Board.
Bob’s success in building a cadre of future pilots is amazing. Over 20% of his students have already obtained their licenses (or will in the very near future). When a student has shown skill and interest, Bob has offered extra class time, interviews with local pilots, and flight time in his own plane!
Here’s Larry with more:
“Why do I say, “…you, me, and the community?” Of course I think Bob deserves broad recognition since very few people are aware of his contribution. But I would also like to set Bob as an example towards which the rest of the community will be inspired to strive. If we had a few more people with relevant skills and his commitment, SJISD would surely be the best school in the State, if not more.”