As pilots from all over the United States arrive at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 in July, programs supported by Jeppesen will increase safety awareness and knowledge. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
Jeppesen will help members and attendees recognize the importance of pilot proficiency, efficiency and safety through Tech Talks, which will be in the Pilot Proficiency Center located at EAA Four Corners just west of Boeing Plaza. The Pilot Proficiency Center is a skill-building and gathering area for those with a desire to increase their knowledge, hone their abilities and network with other pilots.
Jeppesen is also helping sponsor several AirVenture webpages including: Understanding Oshkosh Air Traffic Control, Ground Operations, International and Commercial arrivals, Weather and Fuel Services
“EAA AirVenture has always been a place of learning and discovery,” said Dave Chaimson, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “With hundreds of forums taking place throughout the week, we are happy to do our part to support the sharing of flight safety and awareness to pilots coming to Oshkosh.”
This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Young Eagles program, which was developed in 1992. Since then, it has provided more than 2 million young people ages 8-17 an introduction to the world of personal aviation. To honor the Young Eagles 25th Anniversary, Jeppesen is designing and producing a commemorative chart, as well as hosting the Gathering of Eagles Grand Reception.
Additionally, Jeppesen supports year round EAA initiatives, including the sponsorship of the new Chapter Video Magazine and eNewsletter that celebrate the “Spirit of EAA” and incorporate segments of project patrols, volunteer spotlights and news from EAA headquarters. Jeppesen is also sponsoring IMC and VMC club programs, which help promote pilot proficiency in instrument and non-instrument rated flying.