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Jeppesen and AOPA Launch 2017-18 Captain Jepp Challenge
July 27, 2017 - Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, and 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 register to attend free in-person or online seminars, forums, and webinars throughout the year to earn program points and be eligible for prize drawings.
Captain Jepp Challenge points are tallied each quarter, and monthly prize drawings will award a $250 MyGoFlight gift card. Three grand prize winners will receive a trip for two to EAA AirVenture 2018, 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 at AirVenture, courtesy of Jeppesen.
“Teaming with AOPA to again issue the Captain Jepp Challenge for 2017-18 combines the legacy of Capt. Elrey B. Jeppesen providing flight-critical navigation information with the philosophy of continuously elevating aviator skills,” said Reggie Arsenault, director of business aviation and general aviation flight operations solutions for Boeing Global Services. “After a successful first year of the program, we are excited to continue this learning environment that encourages a commitment to enhancing flight safety and rewards pilots for sharpening their knowledge.”
Entrants 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. The events promote enhanced flight safety and highlight decision-making, weather, charts, and other related issues. Pilots interested in the program can register now at www.AOPA.org/CaptainJepp.