If historical aircraft interests you, how would you like a chance to ride in one which is 81 years of age — the oldest surviving airplane flown for American Airlines?
Donate to the Jason Dahl scholarship fund and you will be entered into a drawing for you and a friend to have a chance to win the opportunity to ride in the oldest surviving aircraft flown by American Airlines, a 1931 Stinson SM-6000-B Trimotor airplane, also known as Ship #NC-11153. The ride will be donated by Greg Herrick in whose private collection the vintage airplane resides. The goal is to collect a minimum of $3,000.00 for this very worthwhile charity.
If you are the raffle winner, you will ride it at a mutually agreed upon time in June or July of 2012 at a small airport approximately 30 miles south of Minneapolis, as well as be given a private tour of the Golden Wing Museum, which houses close to 30 unique and one-of-a-kind aircraft from the Golden Age of Aviation in the United States between the 1920s and 1930s. Anyone who donates to the fund will have the opportunity to tour the museum at the same time, as well as to watch the winner ride in the vintage aircraft.
Jason Dahl was at the controls as the captain of United Airlines flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. His wife, Sandy, launched the scholarship fund in his name which gives financial assistance to young men and women interested in an aviation career.
This cause is so special that Denny Flanagan, a veteran pilot and captain at United Airlines, finally relented and officially joined FlyerTalk as a member last summer as Capt Denny, and he is once again selflessly promoting this cause. Please join him and FlyerTalk in reaching the goal of at least $3,000.00 by May 12, 2012, which is when the official drawing is expected to be held.