A Chance to Win One of Four Exciting Prizes — Including Flight Simulator Rides; a Remote Fishing Trip; a Ride in an Authentic Vintage Aircraft

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

The prizes for donating funds to help support the Jason Dahl Scholarship fund became even more interesting, as you have a chance to win one of the following four exciting prizes:

  • “Fly” an Air Force F16 flight simulator
  • Bring two guests to Houston and “fly” the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” flight simulator
  • A ride in an actual vintage T-6 class aircraft, which will be raced by Radial Velocity at the Reno Air Races next month
  • All you will need is your passport and a sense of adventure to enjoy three days and two nights of a world-class yet remote fishing experience and additional activities at a secluded island in Rainy Lake, Ontario in Canada — and you get to eat what you catch

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.
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 $12,000.00 contributed for this year by contributing an additional $2,000.00 — meaning that when the donations reach $12,000.00, the total will automatically jump to $14,000.00. 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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