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Will you donate your wings to support us in our mission?

For more than 50 years we have been using our wings to lift up people in need all over the globe. Today, we work in Africa, the Americas and Asia, partnering with communities to improve their:


Your donated aircraft can be a great tax deduction. When you donate your plane to Wings of Hope, you will receive a “Noncash Charitable Contributions” form (IRS Form 8283) to provide to your tax advisor to help obtain the best tax consideration for your needs.

No other aviation charity puts your donation to better use.

  • We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
  • Ninety cents of every dollar we raise goes directly to program services.
  • We have a Four-Star rating on Charity Navigator and a GuideStar Gold rating.
  • We are a recognized international resource; twice-nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (2011, 2012).

To discuss the tax benefits of your donation, contact Laura Helling:
(636) 537-1302 or

A collage of six images, all featuring a Wings of Hope pilot ceremoniously accepting the keys to a donated aircraft.
The Order of the Aviator medallion. All bronze with the letter Wings of Hope at the top, and Order of the Aviator across the bottom. The center features a plane overlapping the globe, and features one red cross on the aircraft.

The Order of the Aviator

When you donate your aircraft, you join an elite community of aviators who share a heart for service and a spirit of generosity. We recognize your donation with the coveted Order of the Aviator medal. We hope you display it with pride as a reminder that your donation is making a difference in the world.

Will you donate your plane and join the
Order of the Aviator?

Members of the Order of the Aviator receive a medallion and a plaque encased behind glass. Members also receive a medallion lapel pin.

Portrait of Chuck Yeager in uniform.

“American aviators have been world leaders since the Wright brothers. We have fought and died for world peace. Donating our plane and joining the Order of the Aviator allows all of us to be heroes – to every poor kid on Earth!”

– Chuck Yeager