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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.


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.


  • Achievements include patents in field.


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.

Elery Borge Jeppesen

Nadine (Liscomb) Jeppesen

Nancy Lynn Bell

Johnny Walker Jeppesen

Casey Bear Jeppesen

Randy Walker Jeppesen

Joshua James Jeppesen

Kelly Lynn Jeppesen