Elrey Borge Jeppesen


Elrey Borge Jeppesen Famous memorial

Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 26 Nov 1996 (aged 89)
Cherry Hills Village, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 40757793 View Source

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Eric Crow
  • Added: 16 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 40757793
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elrey Borge Jeppesen (28 Jan 1907–26 Nov 1996), Find a Grave Memorial ID 40757793, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .