I'm very sad to hear of Jim's passing. He was running a body shop training school downtown SD circa 1984 when I came in for a quote, and saw my USPA decal on my car and our friendship started there. When I ran into him at Perris in May 2005, I mentioned that I was interested in started flying lessons. Right there, he made a lunch appointment for the next day at Montgomery Field in San Diego, walked me around to three different schools asking questions on my behalf, took me to the pilots shop and essentially ensured that I was on the right path. 6 years later, I'm a commercial instrument pilot with my own plane who flies almost every day, and I have to thank Jim, over and over, for helping me to fulfill my dreams. Thank you Sir! Blue skies Jim.