Retired Jeppesen senior VP Jim Terpstra was a driving force behind the industry shift from paper to electronic navigation, leading the early development of many technologies that are now established aviation standards. Jim played a key role in the introduction of NavData® and worked tirelessly to ensure the availability of data in common, consistent formats. The Airline Avionics Institute awarded him their coveted Pioneer Award for his leadership in advancing flight information technology and aeronautical navigation. Jim is a current flight instructor and holds ATP, CFI-I, MEI, and Advanced Ground Instructor certificates. He has over 7,000 hours of flight time and has authored over 100 published articles on aeronautical charting.