Captain Jeppesen Foundation

The Wings Over the Rockies Captain Jeppesen Foundation is committed to be a leader in supporting and enabling aerospace educational opportunities to fulfill youthful dreams in the spirit of Captain Elrey B. Jeppesen and his legacy.
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About the Foundation

The Foundation is a key partner in helping students understand the vast number of opportunities aviation has to offer when pursuing a career in aviation – such as pilot, engineer, technician, designer, and maintenance personnel, to name a few. 

In addition, the foundation strives to acquire grants from private and public entities to help Colorado youth from all walks of life obtain opportunities in aviation. 

Fundraising efforts help to ensure the legacy of Captain Jeppesen lives on by telling his life story to the public in the Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International Airport through DIA’s Jeppesen Foundation exhibits and providing interactive aviation education opportunities for children and adults while at DIA. 

Captain Jeppesen Foundation 50/50 Raffle

It’s back! The Wings Over the Rockies Captain Jeppesen Foundation 50-50 Raffle runs from May 1 to June 30.

You have three opportunities to win! Early Bird prize one is an hour of time in Wings’ Redbird FMX simulator. Early Bird prize two is an introductory flight in a Tecnam single-engine airplane. The grand prize is half of the total jackpot, with a minimum guaranteed payout of $500. The more tickets are sold, the more the jackpot grows, so play early.

Purchase Raffle Tickets

50/50 Raffle Details

Participants may purchase tickets online as well as in-person at both Wings Over the Rockies locations. Sales will conclude June 30, 2023 at 10:00 p.m.

The raffle will have three draws. The first Early Bird drawing will be on May 25, a second Early bird drawing will be June 15, and the grand prize drawing will be July 5.

Tickets may be purchased online or at either Wings Over the Rockies location. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age and present in the State of Colorado to purchase raffle tickets.

The complete Rules of Play governing this raffle can be seen by clicking here. Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning as set forth in the Official Rules.

License number: 2023-18209

Board Members

Kelly Haynes | Dana Kirchmar | Michael Pound | Sandy Stedman | Mark Van Tine | Suzanne Yeonopolus

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Flight Training Scholarships

Wings Over the Rockies is thrilled to be offering Flight Training Scholarships to Colorado students (ages 15-18)! Scholarship recipients can work towards their Private Pilot Certification in gliders or single engine airplanes.

Scholarships are open only to Colorado residents. Students from around the state are encouraged to apply.

View current scholarship opportunities.

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