Elrey Borge Jeppesen

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Birthday
28, 1907
Birthplace
Lake Charles, LA
Death Date
Nov 29, 1996 (89)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
28, 1907
Birthplace
Lake Charles, LA
Death Date
Nov 29, 1996 (89)

About

Pilot whose charts and procedural manuals standardized flying and made it less dangerous.

Before Fame

He caught a ten-minute ride with a barnstormer when he was fifteen years old. This joy ride inspired him to take up flying himself.

Trivia

He worked for Boeing as a transporter of animals. It was during this job that he first began recording the details of his flight routes.

Family Life

He grew up in Odell, Oregon. Later, he married his flight attendant Nadine Liscomb.

Associated With

Orville Wright signed his pilot's license.