Boeing (NYSE: BA), through its subsidiary Jeppesen, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA), has announced the second year of the “Captain Jepp Challenge” program at EAA AirVenture to encourage continued pilot learning and the enhancement of flying skills, the company said.
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 USD 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.
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.
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.