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

2014 Birding Event

THE FRONT RANGE BIRDING COMPANY FESTIVAL AND OPEN HOUSE JUNE 7, 2014

OPEN HOUSE AND FRBC BIRDING FESTIVAL FEATURES HAWKQUEST, DOVE RACE, AIRLIFE HELICOPTER, AND ART AND CRAFT FAIR ON SATURDAY JUNE 7, 2014 FROM 9AM TILL 5PM.

The Front Range Birding Company celebrates International Migratory Bird Day on June 7th. A full day of fun and events will take place at the Sagewood II Shopping Center 10107 West San Juan Way Suite 110 Littleton, CO 80127 (New location now at the NW corner of Kipling and C-470 near the Texas Road House) from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.. The raptor conservation group HawkQuest is a featured attraction from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as they present a live Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Harris Hawk for display. You will be able to get up close and personal with each of these exquisite birds of prey. Their expert trainers will actually fly a Harris Hawk outdoors for all to see at 12 Noon.

Find out more on our events page here.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2014

If interested in applying for the Scholarship, please submit a 1000+/- word essay describing your desire to pursue a career as a Professional Pilot or in Aviation. Please include your goals and plans for continuing education and copies of all transcripts.
ALL ENTREES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY Tuesday April 1, 2014. APPLY NOW.

2013 Birding Event and Fundraiser

THE FRONT RANGE BIRDING COMPANY FESTIVAL AND OPEN HOUSE MAY 11, 2013

OPEN HOUSE AND FRBC BIRDING FESTIVAL FEATURES HAWKQUEST, DOVE RACE, AIRLIFE HELICOPTER, AND ART AND CRAFT FAIR ON MAY 11, 2013 FROM 9AM TILL 5PM.

The Front Range Birding Company celebrates International Migratory Bird Day on May 11th. A full day of fun and events will take place at the Sagewood II Shopping Center 10107 West San Juan Way Suite 110 Littleton, CO 80127 (New location now at the NW corner of Kipling and C-470 near the Texas Road House) from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.. The raptor conservation group HawkQuest is a featured attraction from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as they present a live Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Harris Hawk for display. You will be able to get up close and personal with each of these exquisite birds of prey. Their expert trainers will actually fly a Harris Hawk outdoors for all to see at 12 Noon.

Find out more on our events page here.

Passing of Sandy Dahl

It is with a deep sense of sadness that the Captain Jason M. Dahl Scholarship Fund announces the passing of Jason’s widow Sandy Dahl. Sandy passed away in her sleep this morning from natural causes near Denver Colorado. Sandy was instrumental in the creation of the Dahl Fund following the tragic events of 9-11, and her guiding light will be missed. The thoughts and prayers of the Dahl Fund go out to Sandy’s friends and family at this very difficult time in their life.

Memorial Service Information

Birding Event and Fundraiser

The Front Range Birding Company and Swarovski Optics of North America will host a festival and fundraiser in support of The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund. It is part of the 8th annual Front Range Birding Open House that has grown dramatically in popularity in the southwest Denver area. More than 1,000 attendees are expected. Over $70,000 has been raised for scholarship awards since these Dahl Fundraiser events began in 2005. This year promises to be even larger than any of the previous open houses.