Jim Giffin, District X Vice President 1934-2010
Jim Giffin, District X Vice President, passed away from an illness January 31, 2010. Jim was the head of AMA’s largest membership district with approximately 27,000 members, covering five western U.S. states and Guam.
He was past president of the International Miniature Aircraft Association, a contest director since 1997, and a recipient of the AMA Distinguished Service Award. Jim was also a commercial pilot with multiengine and instrument endorsements.
Jim was born, raised and educated in Salt Lake City, and was veteran of the United States Marine Corps and United States Army.
The Academy extends its deeply felt condolences to his family and many friends across the country.