50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Jeppesen, Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association team up to launch 2017-18 Captain Jepp Challenge

Download: Printable PDF Date: 27 Jul 2017 08:10 category:
Publisher:
Jeppesen, Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association team up to launch 2017-18 Captain Jepp Challenge - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United States Aircraft: Airplanes

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. Jeppesenproviding 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 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, 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.

Related event:
24
July
2017
United States, Oshkosh, EAA Fly-In Convention Grounds (located adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport) 3000 Poberezny Rd.


Archived
5 months ago



Loading comments for Jeppesen, Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association team up to launch 2017-18 Captain Jepp Challenge...


Recommended

Boeing Unveils New Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle Prototype

The electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing multi-copter UAV is designed to carry up to 500 pounds The prototype aims to further develop and mature the building blocks of autonomy and electric propul...

Boeing Sets Airplane Delivery Record, Finishes 2017 with Larger Order Book

Delivered 763 commercial airplanes to lead industry for sixth straight year Won 912 net orders valued at $134.8 billion at list prices Boeing delivered more commercial airplanes than any man...

Dassault Systèmes Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

3DEXPERIENCE platform will support digital transformation of CASC and China’s industries to enhance innovation for “Made in China 2025”  Deeper Dassault Systèmes foo...

Swedish Stoflight Academy signs for an ALSIM AL42 Flight Simulator

ALSIM is very happy to announce the sale of an AL42 FNPT II flight simulator to the Stoflight Academy, based in Stockholm Vasteras Airport, Sweden. The simulator will be delivered at th...

Russian Helicopters to test Mi-171A2 helicopters at extremely low temperatures

Russian Helicopters plans to test Mi-171A2 multi-purpose helicopters in adverse weather conditions with air temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius, the company reported. Two helicopte...

airBaltic Carries 99% Transfer Passengers on Time in 2017

The Latvian airline airBaltic carried over 900 000 transfer passengers in 2017 out of whom only 1.08% lost their connection due to different circumstances, including delays caused by strikes in E...