Win a Ride in the Oldest Surviving American Airlines Aircraft — Again

The 1931 Stinson SM-6000-B Trimotor aircraft — the oldest surviving operating aircraft of American Airlines — in flight. Note the American Airways livery towards the tail of the aircraft. Photographs courtesy of and Greg Herrick.

The 1931 Stinson SM-6000-B Trimotor aircraft — the oldest surviving operating aircraft of American Airlines — in flight. Photograph courtesy of and Greg Herrick.

If historical aircraft interests you, how would you like a chance to ride in one which is 82 years of age — the oldest surviving airplane flown for American Airlines?
Donate to the Jason Dahl scholarship fund and you will be entered into a drawing for you and a friend to have a chance to win the opportunity to ride in the oldest surviving aircraft flown by American Airlines, a 1931 Stinson SM-6000-B Trimotor airplane, also known as Ship #NC-11153. The ride will be donated by Greg Herrick in whose private collection the vintage airplane resides.
If a minimum of $6,000.00 is raised before May 10, 2013 for this very worthwhile charity, the owner of the Stinson Tri-Motor aircraft will add another passenger to the ride by holding a second drawing.
If you are the raffle winner, you will ride in that vintage aircraft on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Anoka County Airport approximately 30 miles south of Minneapolis — as well as attend the Aviation Days event and festivities at the airport, and be given a private tour of the Golden Wing Museum, which houses close to 30 unique and one-of-a-kind aircraft from the Golden Age of Aviation in the United States between the 1920s and 1930s. Anyone who donates to the fund will have the opportunity to tour the museum at the same time, as well as to watch the winner ride in the vintage aircraft.
Increase your chances of winning by donating generously. Purchase chances to win for the following donation amounts:

  • $25.00 for one chance
  • $50.00 for four chances
  • $100.00 for ten chances
  • $200.00 for forty chances

The official drawing is expected to be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Littleton, Colorado.
Jason Dahl was at the controls as the captain of United Airlines flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. His wife, Sandy — who was also known as FlyerTalk member dendahl1 and sadly passed away last year at the age of 52 — launched the scholarship fund in his name which gives financial assistance to young men and women interested in an aviation career.
This cause is so special that Denny Flanagan, a veteran pilot and captain at United Airlines, finally relented and officially joined FlyerTalk as a member last summer as Capt Denny, and he is once again selflessly promoting this cause. Please join him and FlyerTalk in contributing to the Jason Dahl scholarship fund and exceeding the amount which was raised last year.

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