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Richard Ferrill Jeppesen

Richard Ferrill Jeppesen, American real estate developer. Achievements include patents in field. Recipient Gold medal in gymnastics Amateur Athletic Union, Olympic trials United States Air Force Academy, 1960, International Heroism award Flight Safety Foundation, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, 1986, National Points of Light award George Bush Foundation; co-recipient Emmy award, 1988.


  • Jeppesen, Richard Ferrill was born on June 9, 1942 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Elery Borge and Nadine (Liscomb) Jeppesen.

  • Education

    • Student, University Colorado, 1960. Student, University Illinois, 1961. Student, University Nevada, 1965.

      Bachelor of Science with honors, Arizona State University, 1971. Bachelor of Science, Bond University, Australia, 1990.


    • Captain Northwest Airlines, Republic Airlines, Hughes Air West, Air West, Bonanza Airlines, 1963—1992. Co-pilot Trans-Texas Airlines, 1965—1982. President Continental Design, Inc., Phoenix, 1965-1974, Jeppesen and Company, Chandler, since 1963.

      Licensed real estate broker, contractor Jeppesen Development, Inc., 1966—1992, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, since 1984, chief pilot, 1993—2000. President, golf course construction consultant MGI, Inc., Australia, 1989—1992. Owner Fort Jeppesen Cattle Company, J Bear Ranch, since 1999.

      Helicopter pilot NBC, Columbia Broadcasting System, ABC. Lecturer, professional witness in air safety.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents in field.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Board directors Florida Angus Association, 2004-2005, Winterstock Theatre, Phoenix, 1983-1986. Founder, president Jeppesen Vision Quest, Inc., 1993-2005. Founder Concerned Citizens for Chandler.

    Member Airline Pilots Association (chairman airport standards committee 1968-1970, chairman air safety committee 1968-1976, chairman air traffic control committee 1970-1986, chairman helicopter task force, Arizona, 1984-1990), United States Tennis Association, Phoenix District Tennis Association, Western Reserve Club, Ocotillo Country Club, Oakwood Country Club, Golden Eagle, Trunk 'n Tusk, Australia, Southport Flying Club, Sanctuary Cove Country Club, Arundel Country Club, Rotary (board directors 1986, Paul Harris fellow 1985).


    • Married Nancy Lynn Bell, October 29, 1973. Children: Randy Walker, Casey Bear, Johnny Walker, Joshua James, Kelly Lynn.
    • father: Elery Borge Jeppesen
    • mother: Nadine (Liscomb) Jeppesen
    • spouse: Nancy Lynn Bell
    • children: Randy Walker Jeppesen
    • Casey Bear Jeppesen
    • Johnny Walker Jeppesen
    • Joshua James Jeppesen
    • Kelly Lynn Jeppesen
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    Born June 9, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1960
      University Colorado
    • 1961
      University Illinois
    • 1965
      University Nevada
    • 1971
      Arizona State University
    • 1990
      Bond University
    • 1963
      president, Continental Design
      Chandler, Arizona, United States
    • 1963 - 1992
      Captain Northwest Airlines
    • 1965 - 1974
      president, Continental Design
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1965 - 1982
      co-pilot Trans-Texas Airlines
    • 1966 - 1992
      licensed real estate broker, Jeppesen Development
    • 1966 - 1992
      contractor, Jeppesen Development
    • 1989 - 1992
      president, MGI
    • 1989 - 1992
      golf course construction consultant, MGI
    • 1993
      licensed real estate broker, Jeppesen Development
    • 1993
      contractor, Jeppesen Development
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