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. 

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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