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Kent Taylor's Fundraiser:

TBM Avenger 53503

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BENEFITING: COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE

EVENT: 12 Planes of Christmas 2016

HOURS PLEDGED: 25

Kent Taylor

THE STORY:

Our TBM Avenger suffered substantial damage in 2014, when the left landing gear failed while taxiing. Restoration was completed in August of this year. After more than 2 years and $300,000, the old bird is back in the air, but the restoration completely depleted our operational reserves, and put us into debt.

Wasting no time after repair and test flights were completed, the TBM hit the road. She participated in 6 back-to-back weekend events in Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona, accompanied by Wing members who shared specs, history, and stories of WWII Navy flight crews.

The Rocky Mountain Wing plans to have a great airshow tour season in 2017, with appearances at a dozen or more airshows. With proceeds from these events and other fund-raising activities, we plan to expand our Rise Above activity to include both Red Tails and WASP programs, retire the repair debt, and start rebuilding our operational reserves.

Our immediate need is to pay a $15,000 repair invoice which is due this year. We're hoping for a Christmas Miracle, but any donations, no matter how small will be greatly appreciated.

$2,025

MONEY RAISED
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  • Robert Owen

    $100

  • Gary Baker

    $100

  • Robert Caskey

    $100

  • john fasse

    $50

  • Eric and Cathie Baquero

    $100

  • Col Tom Howe

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $700

  • King Schnitzel

    $100

  • Keith Swinehart

    $50

  • Collin Fay

     

  • Offline donation

    $100

  • Jeremy Schotter

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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14% Raised of $15,000 Goal

The Team: $2,025 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kent Taylor

Amount Raised

$1,075

 

7% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Caskey

Amount Raised

$950

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jeremy Schotter

Jeremy Schotter

DONATION: $25

Thanks for the hard work and good luck! 2 years ago

Offline donation

Offline donation

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Collin Fay

Collin Fay

2 years ago

Keith Swinehart

Keith Swinehart

DONATION: $50

To my kin in WW II - Julie, Maury, Louie, Sammy - US Navy 2 years ago

King Schnitzel

King Schnitzel

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $700

2 years ago

Col Tom Howe

Col Tom Howe

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Eric and Cathie Baquero

Eric and Cathie Baquero

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

john fasse

john fasse

DONATION: $50

2 years ago