Jeppesen and the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA) are continuing the 'Captain Jepp Challenge' program for a second year 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. Qualifying material includes 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.
Captain Jepp Challenge points are tallied per quarter, and monthly prize drawings will award a US$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-nights of accommodation and airfare included.
Pilots Jeff McGuire, Taylor Boaks and Kyle Burgess were the grand prize winners from the first year of the program and attended the AirVenture show this year courtesy of Jeppesen.
"Teaming with AOPA to again issue the Captain Jepp Challenge for 2017-2018 honours the legacy of Captain Elrey B. Jeppesen by 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."