It’s hard to believe that we’re less than two weeks from the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I might have been in middle school back then, but I still remember it like it was yesterday.
I’ve written about the Dahl Scholarship Fund in the past, which is in memory of Jason Dahl, who was the captain of United 93 on 9/11. Captain Dahl wasn’t just a pilot but someone that loved everything about aviation, from what I hear, and because of that the fund provides scholarships for students that want to attend flight training at accredited universities in the US.
Anyway, FlyerTalk is hoping to raise at least $5,000 for the scholarship fund, and if they reach that goal, one person will be randomly drawn to get a ride in the Radial Velocity T-6 trainer, which is pictured here.
The more you donate the more “chances” you get to win (not just in absolute terms, but proportionally), so check out this post for full details on how to make a donation and enter by September 10.
Anyway, I find this to be a truly worthy charity which I’ve donated to in the past and plan on donating to again this year. While the above is a nice bonus, 9/11 was a day that hit everyone hard, especially those in the airline industry. This is a small way to recognize those that were hit the hardest, so if you have the means to donate, I encourage you to.