Old Aug 25, 11, 1:05 am
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2011 Capt. Jason Dahl Scholarship fund - contribute, you may win a T-6 "Texan" ride!

Experience the thrill of flying a high performance aircraft. FlyerTalk is teaming up with a Reno Air Racer Radial Velocity to help support the Jason Dahl Scholarship fund. Radial Velocity races in the T-6 class at the Reno Air Races and will be providing a ride to the winner of a raffle supporting the scholarship fund if we raise $5,000 for it.

Radial Velocity, a T-6 advanced trainer, was used to train fighter and bomber pilots in World War II. The aircraft has been rebuilt. Owner and pilot, John Lohmar, now races it in the Reno Air Races. This high performance two-person aircraft placed third overall in last year's T-6 class race. We have a separate push to get the FlyerTalk logo on the plane in time for the races in Sept.

Here is a video of the plane at the 2010 Reno Air Races.

This is truly a unique opportunity. Not only is this high-performance aircraft a part of history, but it is one of the few two-seat racing aircraft that can give rides. You will ride it at a mutually agreed upon time before the end of November in St. Louis. In addition, the raffle is supporting a wonderful cause, the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship fund.

Captain Jason Dahl was the Captain of United 93 on 9/11, and lost his life that day along with his passengers and crew. A scholarship fund was set up by friends, family, and fellow pilots in his memory to give qualified students the opportunity to attend flight training schools. It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since then.

We have set a goal of $5K for FlyerTalk to raise this year. The MegaDo participants alone raised $2K in 2009 and $3K in 2010. If we can get 200 people to each give $25, we can reach that goal.

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