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FlyerTalk Community Donates to Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund

FlyerTalk Community Donates to Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund

Old Dec 13, 10, 9:20 am
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superb! right on time during the holidays!!! happy holidays FT!
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Old Dec 13, 10, 10:13 am
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Great job!
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Old Dec 13, 10, 3:02 pm
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It was an honor giving away money from the SMD II raffle this year to the Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund. Last year we raised 2046USD, this year we were able to raise 3000USD!!

A huge thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets at SMD II. Like Randy said, we're all paying it forward and it's moments like this that makes me proud to be a Flyertalker
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Old Dec 15, 10, 11:10 pm
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Glad that our raffle efforts are not only going to a good cause, but also giving Sandy some solace.

I can't imagine how hard it would be for her to be handling and showing her husband's things that have come back from the crash.
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Old Dec 20, 10, 1:31 am
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As a participant on SMD II, I am honored to see the results of our fundraising efforts.
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Old Dec 20, 10, 1:54 pm
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I just heard last Friday (at the FT dinner in Chicago) about this donation. Nicely done!
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Old Dec 20, 10, 8:41 pm
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Thanks for the bump. A great highlight of SMD and a bittersweet one as I'll really, really miss Randy's presence and spirit here.

I hope that Randy can still get to some of these Dos as a FTer.

Thanks Randy and thanks to everyone who organised and participated in this fundraiser for the Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund. ^
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Old Dec 20, 10, 9:49 pm
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Very nice indeed^
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Old May 17, 11, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Randy Petersen View Post
For the second straight year, money raised during the Star Mega Do (SMD2) has gone toward a number of charities and here's myself, Tommy777, Pizzaman and David Dosch (Board Member) with Sandy Dahl, the widow of Jason Dahl, Captain of United Airlines flight 93 as we present a check for $3,000 to the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to aspiring future pilots. Captain Dahl was the pilot of Flight 93 when it crashed on 9/11.

Sandy sends her most personal thanks to the members of FlyerTalk for this donation. She has adopted us as one of her favorites for the way that we, as passengers have stepped up to honor not only her late husband, but the profession of pilots—and they are the ones who fly us towards our dreams of travel.

This year Sandy wanted to share with us her memories and with hands trembling, showed us the personal possessions of Captain Dahl that were reclaimed from the crash site. Among those were his drivers license, passport, personal notes and United Airlines employee ID. As well, we were able to view the catalog of unassociated personal effects from that crash site. There will never be a day when that day doesn't have a particular emotional effect on us as travelers.

So, on behalf of the members of FlyerTalk that were along on the SMD2, your donation has been delivered and represents well our community spirit to pay it forward and give thanks. Thank you all.

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Old May 19, 11, 5:14 pm
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Welcome to Flyertalk dendahl1 ^

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Old May 20, 11, 12:36 am
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It's lovely to have you with us, dendahl1.
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Old May 20, 11, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by bk3day View Post
Welcome to Flyertalk dendahl1 ^
Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
It's lovely to have you with us, dendahl1.
Sentiments agreed x2 ^
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Old May 22, 11, 10:29 pm
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welcome dendahl1

welcome welcome...
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