While it’s not quite time yet, I wanted to give anyone that might be interested a heads up on a pretty nifty auction that’s coming up, which Captain Denny told me about. On May 1, as part of the Birding Festival (if you’d like to attend, click the link), a one hour ride in a United simulator will be auctioned off. The proceeds will go to the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund (which, by the way, is a fantastic charity; Captain Dahl was the Captain of United 93 on September 11, and this scholarship fund gives some lucky people the opportunity to take flight lessons when they wouldn’t otherwise be able to).
Anyway, it’s going to be a silent auction, and bidding will start at 10AM mountain time on April 30 and ends on May 1 at 5PM. I’ll post the phone number you should call if you’re interested in bidding the day before.
As far as the simulator ride goes, it’s good for you and up to three friends for an hour long ride in the simulator, along with a tour of the training center in Denver. It’s valid between May 2010 and May 2011.
Anyway, if you’re able to, this really is a nifty auction. It’s a fantastic charity, and there’s nothing cooler than being able to take a ride in a sim.
If you have any questions in the meantime feel free to email me or post here and I’ll get you an answer. And even if you’re not interested in the sim ride, consider making a donation to the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund (they accept donations via Paypal in the link to the website above).