The September 7th deadline for the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Raffle is fast approaching and if you have not made a donation yet, please consider doing so.
Captain Jason Dahl was the pilot on United Flight 93 which crashed into the Pennsylvania countryside on September 11, 2001. Captain Dahl and First Officer LeRoy Homer, along with five flight attendants Lorraine Bay, Sandra Bradshaw, Wanda Green, CeeCee Lyles, and Deborah Welsh. and thirty-seven passengers took off at 8:42am from Newark (New Jersey) Liberty International Airport bound for San Francisco. Approximately 46 minutes into the flight, the hijackers breached the cockpit, overpowered the pilots which allowed the hijackers to take control of the aircraft, and divert it toward Washington, D.C.
On September 11, 2001 at approximately 10:02 am, Flight 93 was brought down in a field by the passengers and remaining crew in a field in Stonycreek Township, near Shanksville, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh and 150 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., killing all on board including the four hijackers.
In 2002, the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund was established to provide two deserving aviation students a scholarship grant in Jason’s name. Originally available to students at Dahl’s Alma Mater, San Jose State University and Metro State University in Denver where Dahl lived, the program has since been expanded to NATIONAL status as an IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit program supported through corporate and individual donations alike.
In conjunction with FlyerTalk Cares, The Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund is raffling the following prizes:
1 – a ride in Radial Velocity -a WWII T-6 trainer that has raced the past five years in the fastest motor sport on earth – The Reno Air Races.
2 – a 787 Simulator Experience
3 – an F-16 Simulator Experience
4 – a remote wilderness experience comprised of a three day two night fishing trip based from a secluded island in Rainy Lake, Ontario Canada. You will fly into International Falls, Minnesota and be met by United pilot Scott Lysford who will take you to his solar powered cabin with wood burning hot tub, gas lamps, and cozy outhouse!
To enter the raffle, visit the Dahl Scholarship Fund page and click on the Donate Now button. Donations are made through PayPal. The more you donate, the greater your chances of winning:
- $25 = 2 Chances
- $50 = 5 Chances
- $100 = 15 Chances
- $200 = 40 Chances
- $300 = 60 Chances
- $400 = 80 Chances
- $500 = 100 Chances
To be eligible, your donation to the Dahl Scholarship Fund must be made through their donation page, by 4:00 PM Mountain Time on September 7, 2013.
A donation with a chance to enter the raffle is not just about the prizes. It is a wonderful opportunity to honor a brave pilot while helping to create opportunities and provide scholarships for qualified students who wish to attend accredited commercial flight training schools in the United States