Children's dance group from Vitendo 4 Africa performing at the WoH hangar.

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

September 9, 2024:
Fall Airplane Raffle

October 5, 2024:
Pulling for Hope

October 12, 2024:
Fall 2024 SOAR into STEM

All 2024 Events

Spring 2024 SOAR into STEM

Saturday, March 30, 2024 - Register by March 1, 2024

SOAR into STEM

This hands-on 5-week course will provide the foundation for advanced exploration of humanitarian aviation in the areas of flying, aerospace engineering, and unmanned aircraft systems.

  • In-person learning program in the Wings of Hope hangar
  • Mentorship program with career planning
  • Aviation Hero guest speakers
  • Open to students 14-18 years old

Program Concentrations:

Week 1: March 30 – Airplane Basics
Week 2: April 6 – Mechanics & Engineering
Week 3: April 13 – Navigation & Communication
Week 4: April 20 – Drone Education
Week 5 – Discovery Flight and Career Fair April 27

For more information, contact Lee Ann Nolte, Education Programs Manager, at leeann.nolte@wingsofhope.ngo

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Wings of Hope, Inc.
18370 Wings of Hope Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63005

Spring Airplane Raffle

Monday, April 1, 2024 - Ticket sales open at 12:00 AM

1966 Piper Cherokee 180 (N9328J)

This year, the raffle will launch on Monday, April 1, 2024 at 12am Central Time. Only 5,000 tickets will be made available, 1 ticket for $100 and 3 tickets for $275.

Each ticket has a chance to win one of the following four prizes:

  1. Grand Prize: 1966 Piper Cherokee 180 (N9328J)
  2. Second Prize: a PPL or Advanced Training Scholarship
  3. Third Prize: a Bose A20 aviation headset
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Soaring to New Heights Gala

Saturday, April 6, 2024 - Doors open at 5:30 pm

Wings of Hope Gala
The Gala is the largest fundraising event for Wings of Hope, providing critically needed funding for each of Wings of Hope’s programs. We will gather together at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac to celebrate and raise funds for our mission to “change and save lives through the power of aviation.” More information on this event can be found on the 2024 Gala page.
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Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63131

SOAR into STEM Career Fair

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - Events starts at 10:00 AM

SIS Carrer Exploration Fair

Attention middle school and high school students, parents and staff:

Join us in the Wings of Hope Hangar for a Career Exploration STEM Fair.

Connect with your future and explore careers at this free event. Meet career professionals who can answer your questions about job requirements, and what education and training is needed after high school for your career: technical school, Associate degree, Bachelor’s degree and scholarships.

This is a free event, however individual registration is required to attend. Only one ticket can be claimed at a time.

For more information, contact Lee Ann Nolte, Education Programs Manager at leeann.nolte@wingsofhope.ngo

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Wings of Hope, Inc.
18370 Wings of Hope Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63005

Fall Airplane Raffle

Monday, September 9, 2024 - Ticket sales open at 12:00 AM

Fall 2024 Raffle

This fall, the raffle will launch on Monday, September 9, 2024 at 12am Central Time. Only 5,000 tickets will be made available, 1 ticket for $100 and 3 tickets for $275.

The Grand Prize will feature the 1964 Piper Cherokee 235 (N8623W). Other prizes and more details will be added as we get closer to the raffle ticket sales launch.

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Pulling for Hope

Saturday, October 5, 2024 - from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Pulling for Hope

2nd Annual Pulling for Hope

Pull your crew together for Wings of Hope’s 2nd Annual Pulling for Hope plane pull!

Teams of 14 will compete against each pulling a 25-ton Gulfstream III jet in a timed race. All team members must be at least 18 years old, and teams must fund-raise a minimum of $1,000 to compete. All proceeds benefit Wings of Hope.

This family-friendly event is open to the community and free to attend. Guests will enjoy music, kids activities, food trucks, spectator viewing area, and more!

Registration and Sponsorships coming soon! Stay tuned!

For questions, contact Brittni Snidle, Director of Development & Communications, at:
brittni.snidle@wingsofhope.ngo or (636) 778-5516

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Wings of Hope, Inc.
18370 Wings of Hope Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63005

Fall 2024 SOAR into STEM

Saturday, October 12, 2024 - Register by September 15, 2024

SOAR into STEM

This hands-on 5-week course will provide the foundation for advanced exploration of humanitarian aviation in the areas of flying, aerospace engineering, and unmanned aircraft systems.

  • In-person learning program in the Wings of Hope hangar
  • Mentorship program with career planning
  • Aviation Hero guest speakers
  • Open to students 14-18 years old

Program Concentrations:

Week 1: October 12 – Airplane Basics
Week 2: October 19 – Mechanics & Engineering
Week 3: October 26 – Navigation & Communication
Week 4: November 2 – Drone Education
Week 5 – Discovery Flight and Career Fair November 9

Arrival: 8:30am for breakfast. Class starts at 9am. Departure: 3pm

For more information, contact Lee Ann Nolte, Education Programs Manager, at leeann.nolte@wingsofhope.ngo

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Wings of Hope, Inc.
18370 Wings of Hope Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63005

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