Win a Chance to Ride on a Vintage Aircraft When You Donate Funds For Scholarship

Actual photograph of Radial Velocity T-6 aircraft with FlyerTalk Logo applied to its tail.

FlyerTalk is once again teaming up with Radial Velocity to help support the Jason Dahl Scholarship fund — and this year promises to be even more exciting than last year.

Radial Velocity races a vintage aircraft in the T-6 class at the Reno Air Races — scheduled from September 11 through September 15, 2013. Your donation could win you a ride in this aircraft at Creve Coeur Field — five miles from St. Louis Lambert Airport — on a date to be determined to the winner of a raffle, whose deadline for entry is Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 4:00 Pacific Daylight Time.

Edited on Monday, August 12, 2013 to add the following paragraph: The FlyerTalk member who wins second place will be able to bring two guests to Houston and fly the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” flight simulator.

The goal this year is to exceed the $19,236.00 raised last year — which far exceeded the original goal of $10,000.00. To sweeten the deal and encourage participation, FlyerTalk member shcooper1 has committed to match the first $1,000.00 contributed for this year. Will FlyerTalk members pull through again and push past this goal this year?

FlyerTalk member pshuang — one of the winners of the raffle from last year — climbs into the vintage aircraft, preparing for his ride.

As an incentive, your chances of winning the ride increase along with the amount you donate. Last year, if you gave $25.00, you received one chance to win the prize. This year, that $25.00 buys you two chances — and the chances to win increase when you donate more funds, as shown below:

  • $25.00 = 2 chances
  • $50.00 = 5 chances
  • $100.00 = 15 chances
  • $200.00 = 40 chances
  • $300.00 = 60 chances
  • $400.00 = 80 chances
  • $500.00 = 100 chances

 

In addition, the raffle is supporting a wonderful cause. Jason Dahl was at the controls as the captain of United Airlines flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. His late wife Sandy launched a scholarship fund in his name which gives financial assistance to young men and women interested in an aviation career.

This is a meaningful way to commemorate the twelfth anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in American history.

Here is a video of FlyerTalk members pshuang and Travel & Leisure — the winners of the raffle last year — taking a ride in the vintage aircraft, which is one of the few two-seat racing aircraft that can give rides:

Good luck!

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