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SanDiego1K Aug 25, 11 2:05 am

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.

http://i.imgur.com/RPorwl.jpg

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.

SanDiego1K Aug 25, 11 2:05 am

FlyerTalk's goal is to raise in excess of $5K. If we do, a name will be randomly drawn and the person will receive a ride in Radial Velocity’s T-6 plane.

The ride will be given at Creve Coeur Field (five miles from St. Louis Lambert Airport). The winner should plan to take it by the end of November 2011. The airplane generally goes through an eight-month maintenance phase each year. Delaying it past November would likely result in a one-year delay.

Specific times and dates of the ride are to be coordinated between the winner and John Lohmar. The winner will provide their own transportation and lodging (if needed) to St. Louis.

Raffle donations will be made through the scholarship fund's website. You MUST MARK your donation as from a FlyerTalk member.

The deadline for raffle donations will be midnight September 10.

The more you give, the greater your chance of winning.
◦ $25 = 1 chance
◦ $50 = 4 chances
◦ $100 = 10 chances
◦ $200 = 40 chances
◦ $300 = 60 chances
◦ $400 = 80 chances
◦ $500 = 100 chances

It’s a bit tricky to be sure that FlyerTalk gets credit. You have to go all the way thru to the Paypal page. There you will find a link that says “Add special instructions to recipient”. Click it and write “FlyerTalk – handle.” Captain Denny will be tracking donations and reporting back.

Contributions go straight to the fund. Captain Denny will keep track of those given by FlyerTalkers. The winning name will be drawn at the Scholarship dinner in Denver on Sept 11.

Please give even if you know you can't take the ride. It's a worthy cause. Make a special note "FlyerTalk - no ride'.

SanDiego1K Aug 25, 11 2:06 am

The Captain Dahl Scholarship Fund was chosen as a FlyerTalk Cares charity a couple years back. Here are some threads on past support:

FlyerTalkers via the Star MegaDo 1 gave $2K in 2009: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/12908738-post2725.html

FlyerTalkers via the Star MegaDo 2 gave $3K in 2010
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/commu...ship-fund.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/commu...s-charity.html

Captain Denny, FlyerTalk’s favorite UA captain, and msy-msp are on the board of the fund.

SanDiego1K Aug 25, 11 2:06 am

Additional events in Denver in which you can participate:

Sept 11: 2011 Golden Wings and Auction, guest speaker UAL Retired Captain Al Haynes (UAL flight 232, Sioux City, Iowa, 1989)
Sept 12: Golden Wings Golf tournament - see http://dahlfund.org/ for details

SkiAdcock Aug 25, 11 9:22 am

This is a very cool opportunity!!!!

Cheers.

kipper Aug 25, 11 9:33 am

If we win, can we donate the flight to someone else?

jmd001 Aug 25, 11 10:03 am

Donation made. I'm ready to FLY!!! :D

SkiAdcock Aug 25, 11 10:48 am


Originally Posted by kipper (Post 16991969)
If we win, can we donate the flight to someone else?

My guess is yes.

Cheers.

SkiAdcock Aug 25, 11 10:50 am

Don't forget this part:

"It’s a bit tricky to be sure that FlyerTalk gets credit. You have to go all the way thru to the Paypal page. There you will find a link that says “Add special instructions to recipient”. Click it and write “FlyerTalk – handle.” Captain Denny will be tracking donations and reporting back."

BTW - knowing that FTers are competitive, I think it would be cool if we beat the $5K goal!

Cheers.

Kagehitokiri Aug 25, 11 2:31 pm

is there a counter anywhere to watch donation approach $5K?

117 likes to go for the logo thing.

kipper Aug 25, 11 2:40 pm


Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri (Post 16994073)
is there a counter anywhere to watch donation approach $5K?

117 likes to go for the logo thing.

Someone remind me about the likes and I'll do that this evening... It just always seems to slip my mind, even with the announcement at the top of the forums.

SanDiego1K Aug 25, 11 4:46 pm


Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri (Post 16994073)
is there a counter anywhere to watch donation approach $5K?

I wish, but no. I like instant gratification. Instead, either Captain Denny is going to register for FlyerTalk and update us regularly, or he will give the numbers to Captain Dan or me to post.

Kagehitokiri Aug 25, 11 6:53 pm

in this thread or?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Radia...15308101897979
110/224

SanDiego1K Aug 25, 11 7:21 pm

We will post updates on the giving in this thread whenever we get them.


Originally Posted by kipper
If we win, can we donate the flight to someone else?

I've spoken to Captain Dan and his answer is yes.

Capt Denny Aug 25, 11 8:02 pm

Capt Denny
 
After many years of being asked I finally signed up and joined the forum. Many of you do not know that I am on the board of directors of the Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship.

I always had a void in my life after that tragic day ten years ago. Being retired Navy I understand the loss of comrades but I could not comprehend what we all witnessed that day.

I joined a few of my fellow pilots and Jason's friends to keep his memory alive by starting a scholarship in his name. We raise funds to give finiancial assistance to young men and women seeking an aviation career and your help with this life long project will be greatly appreciated.

I am open for questions you may have about Capt Dahl's scholarship.

Capt Denny

SanDiego1K Aug 25, 11 8:08 pm

Capt Denny, thank you for joining us, and making this charity alive for us.

essxjay Aug 26, 11 12:13 am

Welcome to Flyertalk, Capt Denny. ^

kipper Aug 26, 11 7:25 am


Originally Posted by SanDiego1K (Post 16995856)
I've spoken to Captain Dan and his answer is yes.

Thanks! :)

SkiAdcock Aug 26, 11 8:40 am

Welcome to FT Captain Denny!

I'll be doing my donation this weekend. In addition, I'm going to email some friends of mine who travel a lot who might like to win the ride or just give to a good cause.

Cheers.

Pat89339 Aug 26, 11 1:03 pm

Welcome to FlyerTalk Capt Denny!

Capt Denny Aug 26, 11 9:51 pm

Donation Update
 
After Capt. Jason Dahl tragically lost his life on Sept 11th his wife, Sandy, set up a scholarship in Jasons name to give financial assistance to young men and women interested in an aviation career. Each year we increase our giving and in May we distriputed $15,000 to seven students. Your help will keep Jasons memory alive through those that the scholarship helps. dahlfund.org

After two days we have four members that donated to the Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship. Three wanted chances and one member just made a donation to the scholarship. Total donated $150

I was quite suprised to receive a donation from Dublin. Thanks aidanc. My family is from Cork and my wifes family is from Kilfree in County Sligo. We took the whole family, 44 of us, there last summer.

Capt Denny

rehoult Aug 26, 11 10:14 pm

Captain,

First a warm welcome to FT.

Could you explain the structure of the fund? Does it only pay out investment earnings each year or is it also distributing its endowment? I have a strong preference for supporting efforts that can grow in perpetuity and help more people each year as a result (though you'll get a bunch of my money either way through another effort).

Hope to meet you in Denver in a few weeks.

Ryan

LIH Prem Aug 27, 11 12:24 am

Now there's at least 5 donations. :) thanks for doing this.

-David

Capt Denny Aug 27, 11 8:02 am

Ryan,
Every year we add to our endowment so at some time it will be sustained by the investment earnings. Currently our scholarships are paid out through donations from corporate sponsors and fund raisers such as Flyer Talk and Mile Point. Jeppesen and Nascar are currently our biggest donors.

Capt Denny

Capt Denny Aug 27, 11 8:06 am

Thanks David, we had a few donations overnight and one from Australia. Just shows the impact September 11th had on all of us.

Tally for Saturday morning is $250

Capt Denny

JDiver Aug 27, 11 1:19 pm

If I win, one of you wins!
 
Done! Let's get on this one, fellow FTers - it's a great way to remember those valiant aircrew and passengers who were taken from us that infamous day, as well as those in the buildings and their would-be rescuer heroes, and enable someone who dreams of flight to undertake the expensive, long route to accomplish that task.

And here's the deal: I earned a few chances on the ride, and will contribute the Texan ride to another FlyerTalker who contributes to this worthy effort if I win! (I will come to some arrangement with our Community Director over how that person will be chosen if I happen to win.)

Capt Denny, welcome - and I am glad to hear Jepp' is in on this scholarship fund!

squeakr Aug 27, 11 1:55 pm

If I win one you you wins also!
 

Originally Posted by JDiver (Post 17006734)
Done! Let's get on this one, fellow FTers - it's a great way to remember those valiant aircrew and passengers who were taken from us that infamous day, as well as those in the buildings and their would-be rescuer heroes, and enable someone who dreams of flight to undertake the expensive, long route to accomplish that task.

I can only afford one chance to win but as I won't be able to go I will happily donate my WINNING ticket (sorry Jdiver but I am going to win this one)
to a FT'er who donates AT LEAST $100 to the fund!

Let's do this in memory of all our loved ones, friends and family who suffered on that day.

FortFun Aug 27, 11 2:59 pm

Welcome to FlyerTalk Capt Denny! :cool: :cool:

You might recall the exchange with ATC quoted in my signature line... ;)

cheers,
Alan

JDiver Aug 27, 11 3:14 pm

Hah! So you say! :p :neener neener:

(I recently saw a rating for FT online says it is for less than mature audiences, so I guess I qualify.)

But really, in either case, a member who donates wins, and we win too, me colleague. Your idea of a $100 donation is very, very good! :)


Originally Posted by squeakr (Post 17006894)
I can only afford one chance to win but as I won't be able to go I will happily donate my WINNING ticket (sorry Jdiver but I am going to win this one)
to a FT'er who donates AT LEAST $100 to the fund!

Let's do this in memory of all our loved ones, friends and family who suffered on that day.


Capt Denny Aug 27, 11 3:41 pm

Donations just Quadruuuuuupled since this morning. We are now at $1025.

Thanks to all of you. More to follow.

Capt Denny

goalie Aug 27, 11 5:20 pm


Originally Posted by Pat89339 (Post 17000377)
Welcome to FlyerTalk Capt Denny!

Agreed 1,000,000% ^^^

squeakr Aug 27, 11 6:46 pm

so we are 20% there!
 

Originally Posted by Capt Denny (Post 17007506)
Donations just Quadruuuuuupled since this morning. We are now at $1025.

Thanks to all of you. More to follow.

Capt Denny

Let's get kickin, folks!

As the beneficiary of several scholarships funding my graduate career right now, I know how important it is for deserving students to get the funds they need.

JDiver Aug 27, 11 9:26 pm

Shoot, if we were able to quadruple contributions in one day, we should be able to quintuple them easily now - once the week begins and we have more action on FT! squeakr, go wake those Hilton guests UP in that Forum of yours. :D

Folks, as a (currently inactive) pilot, I can tell you this is a great offer - you won't otherwise have many (if any!) opportunities to fly in a North American T-6 "Texan" anytime soon, never mind give someone the opportunity to fly for a living while trying for this - and I can promise you you will have over 100 chances to win because of the current "will donate on" from several of us.

This was an advanced trainer during WW II and after for USAF, USN (as SN-J) and UK Commonwealth (as the "Harvard"). Harvard was never this cheap! ;)


Originally Posted by squeakr (Post 17008360)
Let's get kickin, folks!

As the beneficiary of several scholarships funding my graduate career right now, I know how important it is for deserving students to get the funds they need.


jswong Aug 28, 11 3:43 am

Contributed but probably not able to make the ride (and i'm a dead cert to win it!)

Jeff!

Kagehitokiri Aug 28, 11 11:55 am

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Radia...15308101897979
143/224

$1475/$5000

aidanc Aug 28, 11 2:29 pm


Originally Posted by Capt Denny (Post 17003531)
I was quite suprised to receive a donation from Dublin. Thanks aidanc. My family is from Cork and my wifes family is from Kilfree in County Sligo. We took the whole family, 44 of us, there last summer.

FT does exist in some of the other corners of the world :) Such a donation should not warrant thanks or even a mention. I believe you guys and the scholarship are worth it.

Helping others is a great spirit of the community here on FT.

Capt Denny Aug 28, 11 7:54 pm

My life like all others have a history. I was a student at Kent State University when four students were killed protesting the Vietnam war. I joined the United States Navy and retired after 20 years. During that time we remembered the sailors every year that lost their lives during the attack at Pearl Harbor. Now I am at United Airlines and witnessed the loss of my fellow employees during terrorist attacks..

May 4th, December 7th and September 11th are all tragedies that have impacted my life. I am personally involved in the Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship and can promise you that your support will make a difference in the future of these aviators. I will also promise you that I will mentor these young men and women who enter your airline world to provide a customer oriented service which you deserve.

Capt Denny

dhammer53 Aug 28, 11 10:57 pm

Capt Denny,

Welcome to Flyertalk. ^ Donation made. Quick and easy.
Sometime in June 2012, you're invited as my guest on BRT 12 (Brooklyn Reality Tour). I'd be happy to have you join us as my guest; along with 24 other Flyertalkers, as we eat our way through Brooklyn circa 1969.

As my friend SkiAdcock said, $5000 is our minimum goal.

Dan

kents Aug 29, 11 3:38 am

Capt Denny,

Welcome to FlyerTalk - glad to see you here and look forward to the time when you're flying the aircraft I'm riding

Donation (nice & easy) made and agree that $5K is a baseline goal for this community.

-Kent

UNHBuzzard Aug 29, 11 7:53 am

Welcome aboard FT & just donated! Seeing the tribute in the captain lounge at IAD made an impact.

-Aaron


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