Thank You to all of our supporters for making this another successful raffle. We greatly appreciate your participation. The drawing for this raffle will be on November 15, 2021.  Visit this page in the days leading up to the raffle drawing for more information.

Once you submit your payment, the website may take several seconds to process. Please be patient! Thanks!

This year, the raffle will launch on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 6am (CT). Only 5,000 tickets will be made available, 1 ticket for $75 and 3 tickets for $195.

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

  1. Grand Prize: 1970 Cessna 172K Skyhawk (N172HL)
  2. Second Prize: a PPL or Advanced Training Scholarship
  3. Third Prize: a Bose A20 aviation headset
  4. Fourth Prize: an 11-inch 512 GB iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular
    PLUS a one-year subscription to ForeFlight Pro-Plus

In order to purchase tickets, return to this webpage on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (6am CT) 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.

Please send all raffle inquiries to: raffle@wingsofhope.ngo

Grand Prize Details

Grand Prize: 1970 Cessna 172K Skyhawk (N172HL)
Here’s a great example of the legendary 4-place Cessna 172 Skyhawk.  With ~ 4,200 TT and ~ 440 SMOH, this planes’ structure and engine have lots of life left in them.  We are improving it by updating the avionics with a new Garmin Avionics suite: GTN-650XI GPS/NAV/COM (touchscreen which displays traffic and weather from GTX-345 ADS-B Transponder), GNC-255 NAV/COM, two GI-275s to replace the Attitude Indicator and Directional Gyro (which will allow us to remove the trouble prone vacuum system), and GMA-345 audio panel.  The nice white paint with blue striping is complemented by the blue fabric interior.  Additional touches include the Rosen sun visors, hydraulic assist “Door Stewards,” Whelen LED exterior lighting and 406 MHz ELT.  This is the perfect plane in which to receive your training for your Private or advanced ratings!

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Runner-up Prize Details

Second Prize: Private Pilots License or Advanced Training Scholarship

Valued at: $5,000

Third Prize: Bose A20 Aviation Headset

Valued at: $1,095    [ Bose A20 details ]

Fourth Prize: 11-inch 512 GB iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular

PLUS a one-year subscription to ForeFlight Pro-Plus

Combined Value at: $1,498    [ iPad details ]    [ ForeFlight details ]

Bose A20 Headset
iPad with ForeFlight

Aviation Family Wins Fall Airplane Raffle


When Dr. Melissa Smith, a vet from central Illinois, received the postcard for the fall 2020 airplane raffle, she looked at her son and said, “I’m going to win that airplane.” Smith bought one $75 raffle ticket. Two months later — on her birthday — she received a call from Wings of Hope: she had won the grand prize plane. “It was the best birthday ever,” she said.

100% of the proceeds from this airplane raffle support our mission of changing and saving lives through the power of aviation — Thank You!

Things to keep in mind for the raffle

To purchase tickets, simply return to this page on Wednesday, September 15, 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; 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 with 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 your consideration.

FAQs - 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 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.

The drawing will be held on November 15, 2021. Specifics on the time and place will be made available on this page.

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

Raffle tickets went on sale Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6am and sold out 18 hours later. The drawing was held on Monday, November 16, 2020 and the following are the results:

  1. Grand Prize: 1979 Piper Warrior II (N2243V)
    #537964400621 – Alfred L., South Carolina
  2. Second Prize: a PPL or Advanced Training Scholarship
    #537964384101 – Kenneth W., Kentucky
  3. Third Prize: a Bose A20 aviation headset
    #537964386582 – William R., Pennsylvania
  4. Fourth Prize: an 11-inch 512 GB iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular
    PLUS a one-year subscription to ForeFlight Pro-Plus
    #537964386311 – Randy W., Wyoming

Articles on the last Airplane Raffle can be found in the Articles & Stories page.

1970 Cessna 172K Skyhawk Gallery

Please Note: Plane is shown with interior and wheel pants removed. I assure you, the plane does include wheel pants and interior!

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