Jack Roback Named Air Wisconsin Volunteer of the Quarter
Every quarter, the Air Wisconsin MEC officers award the Volunteer of the Quarter recognition award to the ARW ALPA volunteer whose work has distinguished him or her above all others while dedicating an extraordinary amount of time and effort on the pilot group's behalf. For the first quarter of 2014, Aeromedical Chairman Jack Roback was selected as the standout volunteer.
As the ARW Aeromedical chairman, Jack serves as an excellent resource for information relating to the FAA Medical Standards and Certification and FAA Appeal Procedures; in addition, he performs as a collection point of medical data for both ALPA as a whole and the ARW MEC. His primary responsibility is to manage the Short-Term Disability (STD) Bank in coordination with the company and to provide STD Bank status updates to the MEC.
Furthermore, Jack annually reviews the average national cost associated with aeromedical examiner fees associated with required FAA physicals and provides this data to the MEC and company for adjustment to FAA medical reimbursement. Jack helps fellow ARW pilots navigate through family medical leave and other leaves of absence, and acts as an intermediary to point ARW pilots to the appropriate resource; whether that is ALPA's Aeromedical Office or other Pilot Assistance program. Much of the work that Jack performs on this low profile, but highly important committee is confidential, and all is done on Jack's personal time while flying a full schedule.