Each ticket has a chance of winning one of 4 prizes:
1965 Cessna 172F (N53350)
a PPL or Advanced Training Scholarship
a Bose A20 aviation headset
an 11-inch 512 GB iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular plus a one-year subscription to ForeFlight Pro-Plus
Grand Prize Details
Our next raffle plane is a classic 1965 Cessna 172 with less than 3,500 total time. The 145 HP Continental engine has ~570 hours since overhaul, runs fine and has good compression on all 6 cylinders. It has nice paint and interior in tasteful shades of blue. We’re updating the 172 with an all-new Garmin Suite of Avionics:
- GMA-345 audio panel
- GNX-375 IFR GPS Navigator & Transponder Combination: ADS-B In-Out w/weather/traffic and bluetooth available to portable devices
- GNC-255 Nav/Com
- GTR-225 Com
- Two GI-106B CDIs
This updated C-172 will be the perfect plane for initial Private, or advanced Commercial and Instrument training, your family plane or to get your $100 hamburger!
September Raffle Details
Tickets go on sale on
Monday, September 16, 2019
beginning at 6:00 am (CT).
In order to purchase tickets, return to this webpage and a link will be provided for you. Purchases can be made with any major credit card, no other forms of payment will be accepted.
Only 5,000 tickets will be made available:
One ticket for $75
Three tickets for $195
September 2019 Raffle Rules
Previous Raffle Results
- Tickets went on sale on April 1, 2019
- Tickets sold out on April 1, 2019
(Time: 2 hrs. 50 min.)
- Winning numbers drawn on May 17, 2019
Grand Prize: 1978 Beechcraft C-23 Sundowner
Michael D. Budde, Oklahoma
Second Prize: PPL or Advanced Training Scholarship
Tim Holmberg, Iowa
Third Prize: a Bose A20 aviation headset
Jesse G. Sullivan, Oklahoma
Fourth Prize: a 10.5-inch 512 GB iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular plus a one-year subscription to ForeFlight Pro-Plus
Cynthia A. Copeland-DeVan, Kansas
Your ticket purchase supports our U.S. medical air transport program
— flying children like Elizabeth, Payton and Cooper to transformative medical care.
Other Prize Details
Things to Keep in Mind for the Raffle
To purchase tickets, simply return to this page on Monday, September 16, at 6 a.m. Central Time. A link will be provided to process credit card payments. No other forms of payment will be accepted. We will not process any purchases over the phone – no exceptions. So please do not call in to purchase tickets. Most concerns can be handled simply through email and we encourage you to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , however if you feel you need to talk to someone, contact us at (636) 537-1302. Due to the large volume of ticket sales, we will do our best to respond to your concerns in a prompt manner, however we are not responsible if you are unable to purchase tickets. Thank You for you consideration.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many factors that would prevent emails from making it into your inbox, but primarily the culprit is spam and junk mail filters intercepting your mail. Check your spam folder for your ticket number(s).
If you still don’t see them, no problem! Send an email to email@example.com and request to have your ticket numbers re-sent to you. It is important that you include your first and last name, your mailing address, and your email address so that we can properly identify you in the database.
The raffle ticket numbers you receive are your transaction number, followed by the number of tickets you purchased. For example, if you bought one ticket and your number was this:
What it literally is, the transaction number followed by the number of tickets purchased. It helps to insert a hyphen like this: #75757575757–1.
Using the same example, three tickets are sold, they would look like this:
Using the same example, 10 or more tickets are sold, they would look like this:
In previous raffles, we simply sold tickets consecutively, however we would encounter technical issues during high traffic times.
The cost of a raffle ticket is not deductible as a charitable contribution. The IRS considers a raffle ticket to be a contribution from which you benefit. If you receive a benefit from making a donation, you can only deduct the amount of your donation that is greater than the value of the benefit you receive. The IRS explicitly prohibits deducting the cost of raffle tickets as a charitable contribution.
Link to IRS – Contributions From Which You Benefit