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Elrey Borge Jeppesen
Birth: Jan. 28, 1907
Lake Charles
Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1996
Cherry Hills Village
Arapahoe County
Colorado, USA

Aviation Pioneer. In 1923, he made his first solo flight, bought his first plane and dropped out of high school to join a flying circus. Orville Wright signed his first pilot's license in 1928. He began compiling information on landmarks, elevations of obstructions and runways. He developed procedures for routes, approach and missed approach to be used during poor visibility. He began selling these to fellow pilots for $10 in the 1930's. While working for United Airlines, he continued to develop flight manuals. The United States Navy used his "Jepp Charts" as its standard flight manual during World War II. After the war, the new United States Air Force and many commercial airlines contracted for his flight manuals and navigation charts. The company he started, Jeppesen, continues to produce manuals that are used worldwide and by every commercial pilot within the United States. The Denver International Airport main terminal is named for him, and he is a member of the International Aerospace Hall of Fame. (bio by: Eric Crow) 
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  Nadine A. Lipscomb Jeppesen (1914 - 1996)*
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Fairmount Cemetery
Denver County
Colorado, USA
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