Jeff McGuire entered the Captain Jepp Challenge because he wanted to become a better pilot. The safety programs that he studied helped him do that, but he also got more—a trip for two to EAA AirVenture 2017.
“I took the challenge as I’m always looking to test and improve my knowledge and skills as a pilot,” the Warwick, Rhode Island, private pilot told AOPA. “Pilots need to stay sharp and staying that way isn’t always easy.”
After winning the grand prize in the Captain Jepp Challenge—a trip for two to EAA AirVenture—McGuire said he plans to take his wife.
“My wife has not gone with me on the trek west as it’s a little too much flying for her so I am looking forward to attending AirVenture with her next year,” he said.
The Captain Jepp Challenge offers eight safety programs that pilots can participate in for a chance to win a trip for two to AirVenture or MyGoFlight gift cards. To enter, log in through email, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and complete any or all of the eight safety programs, including watching two Air Safety Institute videos on YouTube, registering for Jeppesen webinars, completing online courses and quizzes, signing up for an AOPA Air Safety Institute Safety Seminar, or signing a VFR personal minimums contract. Each safety program gives you one entry.
The next grand prize drawing will be Dec. 31, and monthly drawings for $250 gift cards will take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 30.&
Jeppesen, AOPA’s newest strategic partner, launched the contest during EAA AirVenture 2016 to celebrate the company’s rich heritage and commitment to safety.