Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners

Please join us in congratulating our 2016 scholarship winners!

Scholarship WinnerSchoolYear
Blake MooreMetropolitan State Universitv of Denver2016
Connor RydlundMetropolitan State University2016
Isaac NjugunaSan Jose State University2016
Joseph FranklinSan Jose State University2016
Kenneth ArmijoArizona State University2016
Christopher WallSaint Louis University2016
Gerard CarlosEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott2016
Brittany DankoIndiana State University2016
Zachariah BatesKent State University2016
Jacob HoagCentral Washington University2016
Robert LindgrenWestminster College2016
Christopher DraperUtah Valley University2016
Colin GiffordPurdue University2016
Cole DillonWestern Michigan University2016
Alexandra RachkoMinnesota State University Mankato2016
Steven AndersonOklahoma State University2016
Jeffrey ZotterEastern Kentucky University2016
Yasmine Abu ArabOhio State University2016
Jacob CudaUniversity of North Dakota2016
Shavana JonesDelaware State University2016
Brian SkanronEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona2016
Mariya ReumLiberty University2016

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund Presents A Celebration of Heroes Evening with United 232 Hero Captain Al Haynes – September 10, 2016 from 5-10 PM at The Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund Presents A Celebration of Heroes Evening with United 232 Captain Al Haynes – September 10, 2016

All Gala proceeds to support the 9/11 funds established to honor the pilots of United 93 and 175 – Captain Jason M. Dahl, Captain Victor J. Saracini, First Officer LeRoy W. Homer, and First Officer Michael Horrocks.

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund will host a gala event from 5 to 10 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Join us in a celebration of the American spirit and a tribute to heroes in American aviation at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Ballroom in downtown Denver, Colorado. The gathering will bring together aviators past, present, and future as the Dahl Fund honors the heroes of 9/11/2001 while awarding the 2016 Jason Dahl scholarship recipients. The event promises to be a great opportunity for patriots, supporters, aviation enthusiasts, and pilots to meet and greet. Participants can catch up with old friends while making new ones. All will be able to honor the heroic efforts performed  by crew members from such flights like United 93 and United 175 (9/11/2001), United 232 (Sioux City, Iowa), and United 811 (Honolulu, HI).

Also get your reduced rate hotel room via https://resweb.passkey.com/go/CaptainDahl

Captain Al Haynes will be the featured speaker. CapAl Haynestain Haynes was at the controls when United Flight 232, while in-flight from Denver to Chicago, lost an engine and all hydraulic flight controls, forcing an emergency crash landing in Sioux City, Iowa in 1989.

Be on hand to meet Al Haynes and hear the epic tale he has. The entire Flight 232 crew will be the Dahl Fund’s honored guests. Some of the 2016 Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship recipients will also be in attendance, and you will have the opportunity to congratulate them as well. Each year the Dahl Fund awards aviation scholarships to bright young aspiring pilots in memory of Jason Dahl. Captain Dahl was the pilot  of United Flight 93 on 9/11/2001, and one of the heroes that prevented the terrorists from completing their attack on our nation’s capital that day.

Master of Ceremony

Dahl scholarship awards are determined by a 13 person board. The first award was granted to a Denver Metro student in February 2003. Since then the Dahl Fund has expanded offering scholarships nation-wide. In 2016 $32,000 in scholarships were awarded. To date almost $200,000 in aviation scholarships have been awarded to over 100 individuals from 26 different four year aviation degree school programs.

For more information on the fund or to make a donation visit www.dahlfund.org.

Individual donations can also be made to The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund
9956 West Remington Place Unit A-10 Suite 93 Littleton, Colorado 80127.

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Live Entertainment from Spinphony Strings Quartet

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Evening schedule

– Cocktail time from 5-7 pm – Early arrivals have the opportunity to socialize and review silent auction items

– Live music from 6-7 pm – The fabulous Spinphony Strings Quartet will perform.

– Silent Auction from 6-10 pm

– Dinner from 7 to 8 pm

– Speaker hour from 8 to 9 pm

– Live Auction from 9 till?

Ticket price options

$93                  single               price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 93

$175                couple              price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 175

$811                table for 10      price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 811

$232         Al Haynes table      price honors the heroes of UAL Flight 232

 

Become a sponsor and help the future of aviation!

GOLD SPONSOR                          $2000

– Admission for 8 to the Gala

– Logo with Company Website Link on The Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund website

– Recognition in all  Event Communications

– Gala Event Signage and Program

SILVER SPONSOR                         $1000

– Admission for 6 to the Gala

– Logo with Company Website Link on The Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund website

– Recognition in all Event Communications

BRONZE SPONSOR                       $500

– Admission for 4 to the Gala

– Logo with Company Website Link on The Capt Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund website

Also get your reduced rate hotel room via https://resweb.passkey.com/go/CaptainDahl

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2016 Birding Festival

12th Annual Open House and Craft Festival is this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday, June 18th from 9am to 5pm at the Sagewood II Shopping Center (10146 West San Juan Way near the Texas Road House on the NW corner of Kipling and C-470). Festival events include:

  • HawkQuest!
  • Local Arts & Crafts
  • BBQ
  • Face Painting
  • Silent Auction with Broncos Tickets & More
  • Live Music
  • Memorial Antique Aircraft Flyover
  • West Metro Fire Trucks
  • Drawing for a $500 Spotting Scope, call for details

A portion of all sales support the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund.

Mark your calendars as this event is something you don’t want to miss!

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Memorial Day 2016

THANK YOU to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our great country, you are never forgotten!

To the men and women who continue to serve today, THANK YOU for your service!

Thank You Heroes

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and We are all thinking about our military veterans and those who made so many sacrifices for our country.
We have many veterans in our lives at home, school and office. In addition, almost all of us have a family member or friend who is serving or has served in the military. For the loved ones of those who gave their lives while protecting our country, their sacrifice is never forgotten. On Memorial Day especially, take time to remember them as heroes and expressing our gratitude for what they’ve given to our nation.

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund Presents a Night at the Museum Awards Dinner/ Retirement Gala this September 11, 2015

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Amelia Rose Earhart keynote speaker

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund will host a gala event from 6 to 10 pm Friday September 11, 2015 at the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver, Colorado. The gathering will bring together aviators past, present, and future as the the Dahl Fund honors the heroes of 9/11/2001 while awarding the 2015 Jason Dahl scholarship recipients. The venue promises to be a great place for retires, new hires, line pilots, aviation enthusiasts, and students alike to meet and greet. Participants can catch up with old friends while making new ones. The museum, which opened in 1994, is housed in the 150,000 sq. ft. historic Hangar #1 built in 1939.The museum’s extensive aircraft collection include over four dozen aircraft and space vehicles. A sample of exhibits include the B-1A Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress, F101B Voodoo , F102A Delta Dagger, F104C Starfighter, F4E Phantom II, F86H Saber Jet, and many other vintage military and general aviation aircraft.

imageThe evening festivities are highlighted by keynote speaker Amelia Rose Earhart. Earhart, aviator adventurer and former News 9 Reporter, circumnavigated the globe in 2014 in partnership with the Wings over the Rockies Museum. She departed on June 26 last year from Oakland, California in a single engine Pilatus PC-12 with her co-pilot, Shane Jordon. On July 11, seventeen stops, 24,300 nautical-miles, 14 countries, and just over 108 flying hours later, they landed back in Oakland without incident. Her route was across the US, then south into the Caribbean, thru northeast Brazil, across the South Atlantic Ocean, then the African continent, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Islands, and the Pacific Ocean before returning to California. Amelia’s message and talk promises to be highly entertaining and informative. Also invited to appear is United Airlines Director of Flight Training Captain Mike McCasky. Captain McCasky will provide an update on United Airlines and plans for the newly announced Denver consolidated training base. All during the evening live feed video reports from Shanksville, PA, the site of the United Flight 93 memorial, are planned to be provided.

The night at the museum includes:
Open cockpit time from 5-7 pm – Early arrivals have a photo op while seated in an F-111 or A-7!
Silent Auction from 6-10 pm
Cash bar beginning at 6 pm
Dinner from 7 to 8 pm
Speaker hour from 8 to 9 pm
Band and dancing from 9 till?

The evening’s Master of Ceremonies will be United 767 Captain Denny Flanagan.

Tickets are $93 per person or $175 for a couple. These prices salute the heroes of United Flight 93 and United Flight 175. Choice of meal and admission to the museum are included in the price. All proceeds directly support the Dahl aviation scholarship program. Scholarship recipients have free admission. Working pilots are encouraged to sponsor a new hire pilot and bring him or her to the gala as their guest.

To purchase a ticket please visit www.dahlfund.org and follow the ticket information link.

The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship fund dedicated to the memory of Captain Jason Matthew Dahl, who perished with the other heroes and heroines of United Flight 93 September 11, 2001. Captain Dahl loved to fly, had a natural ability, which he discovered at a young age. An aviation scholarship helped Jason achieve his dream and become a 767 Standards Captain at United.

Dahl scholarship awards are determined by a 15 person board. The first award was granted to a Denver Metro student in February 2003. Since then the Dahl Fund has expanded offering scholarships nation-wide. In 2015 $25,000 in scholarships were awarded. To date over $150,000 in aviation scholarships have been awarded to 86 individuals from 26 different four year aviation degree school programs.

For more information on the fund or to make a donation visit www.dahlfund.org.

Individual donations can also be made to The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund
9956 West Remington Place Unit A-10 Suite 93 Littleton, Colorado 80127.

Article by Tom Bush – Board member The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund