Next time you're sweating an approach to minimums, consider this: someone had to fly it first. Elrey B. Jeppesen did just that. He was father of today's instrument approach procedures and modern instrument charts. His passing marks the end of an era. In this December 1991 pilot-to-pilot interview, Capt. Jepp recalls his career as a barnstormer, airmail pilot, airline captain and aviation chartmaker.
By Paul Bertorelli
, This interview first appeared in the March 1992 issue of IFR MAGAZINE and appears by permission of Belvoir Publications. | December 2, 1996