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Dahl Fund Night at the Museum Gala - September 11, 2015 - Denver

Dahl Fund Night at the Museum Gala - September 11, 2015 - Denver

Old Jul 19, 15, 8:42 pm
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Dahl Fund Night at the Museum Gala - September 11, 2015 - Denver

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund Presents a Night at the Museum Awards Dinner/ Retirement Gala on September 11, 2015, from 6 to 10 pm at the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver, Colorado.

The gathering will bring together aviators past, present, and future as the the Dahl Fund honors the heroes of 9/11/2001 while awarding the 2015 Jason Dahl scholarship recipients.

The evening festivities are highlighted by keynote speaker Amelia Rose Earhart. Earhart, aviator adventurer and former News 9 Reporter, circumnavigated the globe in 2014 in partnership with the Wings over the Rockies Museum. She departed on June 26 last year from Oakland, California in a single engine Pilatus PC-12 with her co-pilot, Shane Jordon. On July 11, seventeen stops, 24,300 nautical-miles, 14 countries, and just over 108 flying hours later, they landed back in Oakland without incident. Her route was across the US, then south into the Caribbean, thru northeast Brazil, across the South Atlantic Ocean, then the African continent, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Islands, and the Pacific Ocean before returning to California. Amelia’s message and talk promises to be highly entertaining and informative.

Also invited to appear is United Airlines Director of Flight Training Captain Mike McCasky. Captain McCasky will provide an update on United Airlines and plans for the newly announced Denver consolidated training base. All during the evening live feed video reports from Shanksville, PA, the site of the United Flight 93 memorial, are planned to be provided.

The night at the museum includes:
  • Open cockpit time from 5-7 pm – Early arrivals have a photo op while seated in an F-111 or A-7!
  • Silent Auction from 6-10 pm
  • NEW ADDITION Live Auction for a ride in a WW2 P51
  • NEW ADDITION Live Auction for time in a Simulator
  • Cash bar beginning at 6 pm
  • Dinner from 7 to 8 pm
  • Speaker hour from 8 to 9 pm
  • Band and dancing from 9 till?


The evening’s Master of Ceremonies will be United 767 Captain Denny Flanagan.

Tickets are $93 per person or $175 for a couple. These prices salute the heroes of United Flight 93: Capt. Jason Dahl and First Officer Leroy Homer and United Flight 175: Capt. Vic Saracini and First Officer Michael Horrocks.

Choice of meal and admission to the museum are included in the price. All proceeds directly support the charities of the pilots of Flight 93 and Flight 175. The Capt. Jason Dahl Scholarship recipients have free admission.

To purchase a ticket please visit www.dahlfund.org and follow the "get your tickets now" link.

Purchasers of the first 180 tickets sold (determined by the time and date stamp on the purchase) will be entered into a drawing for a chance to sit at a VIP table. Confirmed VIPs at the time of this post are Amelia Rose Earhart, Michael Hancock (Mayor of Denver), and Captain Denny Flanagan. Additional VIPs will be added when their attendance is confirmed.

For more information on the fund or to make a donation visit www.dahlfund.org.

Individual donations can also be made to The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund, 9956 West Remington Place Unit A-10 Suite 93 Littleton, Colorado 80127.

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Old Aug 11, 15, 11:57 pm
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I was thinking about it, but at almost $800 for flight and hotel, I'd rather just donate some money without having dinner.
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Old Aug 12, 15, 8:11 am
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If it's a Retirement Gala, who is retiring?
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Old Aug 16, 15, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
If it's a Retirement Gala, who is retiring?
Captain Denny Flanagan:
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... Denny has 11 months to retire ...
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Old Aug 18, 15, 1:35 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
If it's a Retirement Gala, who is retiring?
Per Capt. Denny, "What we are doing is trying to make it an annual event for retired pilots to attend. If this catches on then I will get to see old friends in years to come."

Captain Denny will be retiring in June 2016.

Meet the Captain of Captain Denny's ship! Mrs. Flanagan will be attending the Gala.

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Old Sep 22, 15, 11:09 am
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Any word on how the dinner went and if a lot of money was raised for the scholarship fund?
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