Airplane Raffle

Airplane Raffle2019-07-16T14:24:44-05:00
1965 Cessna 172F

Raffle begins on Monday, September 16, 2019

Return to this page to buy your raffle tickets, a link will be provided for you.

Each ticket has a chance of winning one of 4 prizes:

GRAND PRIZE
1965 Cessna 172F (N53350)

SECOND PRIZE
a PPL or Advanced Training Scholarship

THIRD PRIZE
a Bose A20 aviation headset

FOURTH PRIZE
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

See Raffle Rules

Previous Raffle Results

1972 Piper Cherokee 180

SUMMARY:

  • 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

WINNERS:

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

All proceeds from this raffle will support the MAT Program.

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

PRIZE #3

Bose A20 Aviation Headset (See More Info)

PRIZE #4

11-inch 512 GB iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular (See More Info)

PLUS a one-year subscription to ForeFlight Pro-Plus (See More Info)

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 raffle@wingsofhope.ngo , 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

What do I do if I don’t get my ticket numbers?2019-04-01T10:45:36-05:00

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 raffle@wingsofhope.ngo 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.

How do the ticket numbers work?2019-04-01T10:46:02-05:00

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:

#757575757571

What it literally is, the transaction number followed by the number of tickets purchased. It helps to insert a hyphen like this: #757575757571.

Using the same example, three tickets are sold, they would look like this:

#757575757571
#757575757572
#757575757573

OR

#757575757571
#757575757572
#757575757573

Using the same example, 10 or more tickets are sold, they would look like this:

#757575757579
#7575757575710
#7575757575711

In previous raffles, we simply sold tickets consecutively, however we would encounter technical issues during high traffic times.

Are my raffle ticket purchases tax-exempt?2019-04-01T10:46:36-05:00

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

Gallery

Notes on the Photos:

  • Aircraft pictured without front wheel pant. We assure you this aircraft does come with complete wheel pants.
  • Aircraft pictured without avionics upgrades. Photos were taken prior to avionics installation.

Cockpit prior to avionics upgrades.

Cockpit prior to avionics upgrades.

Cockpit prior to avionics upgrades.