Seguin Citizen: George Nisson
Posted on 4/4/2017 11:40:00 AM.


What is your current occupation (school) and what does that involve?
“Retired – allows volunteering at Habitat, skydiving and travel.”
 
What do you do off the clock “Just for fun?”
“Skiing – both water and snow! Skydiving, I’m an avid skydiver.”
 
What city and state were you born?
“Healdjburg, CA, but raised in Alaska”
 
Who are the members of your immediate family?
“Wife, Marie; Sons, Sean & Matt; Granddaughters, Kaia, Megan; Grandsons,
Talan, Ryan”
 
What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?
“Surviving a helicopter accident in 1972, spent 23 ½ hrs. in cold before
being found”
 
What is your favorite TV show and movie?
“Blue Bloods, Avatar”
 
What type of music do you enjoy (favorite band, song, etc.)?
“Classic Rock, Eagles – ‘Hotel California’”
 
What is your favorite Seguin business and restaurant in Seguin?
“Habitat Store’, Tavern On The Creek”
 
What is something folks may not really know about you?
“I arrived in Vietnam as a 19 yr. old helicopter pilot.”
 
If you could assemble a dinner party with any five guests (living or
dead) and excluding immediate living family members), who would they be?
“Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Clinton”
 
What are your roles in the community?
“Habitat Volunteer, First United Methodist Church”
 
What are your professional background/achievements/leadership roles?
“Professional Pilot – 20,360 hrs. Rotary Wing (Helicopter) and 2,100 hrs. fixed
wing. Flew in support of the construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline from
beginning to end -- was on the forefront of Helicopter Instrument flight in
the Arctic.”
 
What are your proudest moments in your personal life or in your career?
“Forty-four years of marriage, two fine sons, who are also my friends. A World Gold
Medal for Team Skydiving (Age Over 40). 3 Aviation/Skydiving World Records,
(Largest Formation 246-1998, Largest Double Formation 110-2014, Largest
Night Formation 40-2016)”
 
What do you believe are the strengths of this community?
“It’s slow but steady, moving to a more progressive direction.”
 
What do you find as the most interesting thing about Seguin?
“Our small town feel, but it can’t last.”
 
What are your future plans?
“Keep doing the things I love as long as I can keep myself & my wife active and
healthy.”
 
What message do you have for the residents of Seguin?
“Volunteer to help your community. Personally, I feel Habitat for Humanity is
the best place to volunteer, because it is absolutely the best ‘Hand Up’ of
any organization.”




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