What does Fortis have to do with Jeppesen?

What does Fortis have to do with Jeppesen?

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In the year 2000, I was living and working in New York City. At the time I had studied and worked in the US for over 5 years, and like many people, we carry certain creams in our minds. My dream was to fly. Since I don’t really have the guts to parachute, I decided to learn how to fly an airplane, starting with the Cessna 152 as a twoseater and the 172 as a fourseater. I took classes in Upstate New York in Ithaca at a flying school which was located where my best American friend was living.

For several months I spent my weekends and freetime in Upstate New York. Until 9/11 2001 hit. It was the end of my flying lessons as flying schools across the country were shut down for a longer period. I somehow got taken away with my job and never continued to fly. A shame.

Why am I telling you all this?

Well, the training material provided to learn flying comes from Jeppesen. They are the most known provider of such study materials.

IMG_9121 jeppesen fortis

So what is it with Jeppesen?

Well, I recently visited Fortis. Fortis is known for aviation and space flight. And I photographed an older Fortis chronograph and while browsing my harddrive now to check thru hundreds of photos I shot, I noticed that one chronograph says Jeppesen on the dial. Take a look. Watches carry endless stories. And that is why watchcollecting is so much fun. Hope you enjoyed this.

IMG_9123This is actually a cool older Fortis chronograph with a Lemania 5100 movement.

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