July 27, 2016

Jeppesen and AOPA Issue Captain Jepp Challenge to Sharpen Aviator Skills

New program offers rewards for participation in pilot proficiency initiatives

EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, Wisc, | 27 Jul 2016 | By Jeppesen

Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, and AOPA recently kicked off the “Captain Jepp Challenge” program at EAA AirVenture to encourage continued pilot learning and the enhancement of flying skills. Participants in the program will register to attend free, in person or online seminars, forums, educational courses and webinars throughout the year to earn program points and be eligible for prize drawings.

Captain Jepp Challenge points are tallied per quarter and monthly prize drawings will award a $250 MyGoFlight gift card. A grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to attend the 2017 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, with two-night accommodations and airfare included.

“Teaming with AOPA to create the Captain Jepp Challenge combines the legacy of Captain Elrey B. Jeppesen providing flight critical navigation information with the philosophy of continuously elevating aviator skills,” said Jeppesen Director of General Aviation Client Management Reggie Arsenault. “We are creating an environment that encourages commitment to enhancing flight safety and rewards pilots for sharpening their knowledge.”

Pilots interested in the program can register now at www.aopa.org/captainjepp. Participants will earn points by participating in qualifying AOPA Air Safety Institute educational online courses, videos, and safety seminars; attending an AOPA Regional Fly-In; or participating in Jeppesen Chart Clinic Confidential webinars. These events promote the enhancement of flight safety and highlight decision making, weather, charts, and other related issues.

The Captain Jepp Challenge honors the spirit of Jeppesen founder Captain Elrey B. Jeppesen, who took it upon himself to initially chart the skies, obstacles, landing strips, and more, in order to improve flight safety for all pilots.

For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com.

About Jeppesen:
For more than 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Boeing offers the industry’s largest portfolio of support and services solutions, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.

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