Thanks to some great efforts and wonderful generosity, we’ve raised $4000 towards the Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund.  A big thanks to FlyerTalk’s ‘iluv2fly’ whose Match Challenge doubled the $2000 that was initially raised.

Now we have another Match Challenge!

‘Shcooper1’, also of FT fame,  has committed that once $5000 is raised, he will match that amount with his own contribution of $5000 which will bring the total amount raised to $10,000 and make this one of the most successful fundraisers that has been held by the Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund.

Thanks to everyone thus far who has donated and supported this great cause.   Hopefully we can continue to get the word out, raise that additional $1000 to trigger Shcooper1’s match  and REALLY make an impact towards someone’s education in an aviation related field!

For those of you hearing about this fundraiser for the first time, please visit my post post that announced the fundraiser and highlights the fantastic prize packages that will be awarded to a lucky Grand Prize and First Place Prize winner.  That post also included instructions for donating towards the fundraiser.  Additionally, you can join the conversation in the FlyerTalk Cares! thread on


The lucky winner will have the opportunity to put themselves into this position aboard the Junkers Ju52 and fly over the opening parade of the Hamburg Port Fest on May 9!:


Lufthansa’s Junkers Ju52 soars over the open parade of the Hamburg Port Festival. Photo courtesy of Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung