James Dobesh

Chief Pilot


ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) Flight Rating

In turbulent situations, Jim is the person to have by your side. As a pilot, he has trained for every conceivable circumstance, using his military and aviation experience to stay cool under pressure.  

Jim flies DGI staff wherever they need to go. Even on a moment’s notice, he handles every detail so that his passengers can focus on their work and not an on-time arrival.  

A pilot for more than four decades, Jim launched this career after serving as a U.S. Army Ranger and paratrooper. He flew corporate jets for many Twin Cities’ companies before becoming captain of the DGI plane in 2003. Jim claims he has the greatest job with the best office view at 45,000 feet.  

Confident and capable, Jim takes advantage of diverse skills in welding, mechanics and engineering to fix or remodel virtually anything. He likes to test himself, whether it’s dragboat racing, fishing or marrying a woman with three daughters. And with legions of stories under his belt, Jim is currently writing an autobiography. 


Diciplined Growth Investors
150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2550 Minneapolis, MN 55402.
Phone: 612-317-4100