Robert (Bob) Engle, has recently received the 2012 Queens' Jubilee Medal from Canada's Governor General, David Johnston. In granting this honor, The Governor General expressed appreciation for Bob's dedicated service to his peers, community and Canada. He then stressed that the contribution was most commendable and deserves praise and admiration.
Bob founded Northwest Territorial Airways, later to become NWT Air /Air Canada Connector when purchased by Air Canada. He also founded NWI Jet, a business corporate Jet service through out western Canada
Among Bob's other many accomplishments are:
-Pioneering a Bush Air operation to a scheduled airline with air service though out the Western Arctic, and connecting Northwest Territories and Nunavut with southern Canada.
-Founding Chairman, First President, and Honorary Life member (inducted 1986) of the Northern Air Transport Association.
-Governor General award of the 125th Canada's Confederation Medal -1992 celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada
-In 1989, with the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, Sovereign of the Order of Canada, Bob was appointed a member of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada
-Awarded the Pioneer in Canadian Aviation Award, in 2000, by the Western Canada Aviation Museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba
-Appointed in 2001, the Honorary Colonel, Canadian Armed Forces, Northern Regional Command, 440 Transport Squadron, by the Excellency the Governor General of Canada and the Minister of National Defence.
Bob, 50 year resident of Yellowknife, NT, recently relocated to BC, with his wife Roxy.