Johannesburg, July 27, 2017
Second year of program challenges pilots to sharpen their aviator skills, offers chance at prizes for participation in learning opportunities
Boeing, through its subsidiary Jeppesen, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA) recently announced the second year of 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. Three grand prize winners will receive a trip for two to attend the 2018 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with two-night accommodations and airfare included. Pilots Jeff McGuire, Taylor Boaks and Kyle Burgess were the grand prize winners from the first year of the program and are currently attending the AirVenture show, courtesy of Jeppesen.
“Teaming with AOPA to again issue the Captain Jepp Challenge for 2017-2018 combines the legacy of Captain Elrey B. Jeppesen providing flight critical navigation information with the philosophy of continuously elevating aviator skills,” said Reggie Arsenault, Boeing Global Services Director, Business Aviation & General Aviation Flight Operations Solutions.
“After a successful first year of the program, we are excited to continue this learning environment that encourages commitment to enhancing flight safety and rewards pilots for sharpening their knowledge.”
Pilots interested in the program can register 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 honours 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, visit www.jeppesen.com.
Boeing Global Services, headquartered in the Dallas area, was formed by integrating the services capabilities of the government, space and commercial sectors into a single, customer-focused business. Operating as a third business unit of Boeing, Global Services provides agile, cost-competitive services to commercial and government customers worldwide.
By Brian Rantala, Jeppesen.