1979 Piper Warrior II
Grand Prize: 1979 Piper Warrior II. More photos of this plane can be found in the gallery below.

Airplane Raffle


Raffle Updates:


Raffle launched at April 1, 2021 at 6:00 am and sold out on the same day at 10:54 am!

We are so grateful for everyone’s support! You all keep Wings of Hope aloft and help us to continue our mission to save and change lives through the power of aviation!

The raffle drawing is scheduled for June 1, 2021. More details and updates will be found here, on the Airplane Raffle page – please check back in occasionally for the latest.

For those who were not able to buy a ticket, we will be holding another raffle in September 2021 – more details to come.

At launch time at 6am this morning, there was an overwhelming amount of traffic. You may or may not have encountered an issue with Raffle Creator’s website displaying an error screen during the first 15 minutes. Since then, everything has been functioning well. Our apologies to any of those who were inconvenienced!

This year, the raffle will launch on Thursday, April 1, 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: 1979 Piper Warrior II (N2243V)
  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 Thursday, April 1, 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: 1979 Piper Warrior II (N2243V)

This four-place plane features a newly overhauled 160-HP engine, fresh annual inspection, and IFR Garmin avionics upgrade including audio panel/intercom, GPS/NAV/COM, 2nd NAV/COM, and ADS-B In-Out transponder with weather/traffic displays. With 10 extra horsepower and improved landing gear fairings, Warrior IIs have a higher cruise speed than original Warriors. Well-maintained with tons of upgrades — newer paint, interior, windows, glareshield, new propeller, custom cabin cover, added STCs for higher gross weight and Knots 2U wing tips with recognition lights. Perfect for a student, a licensed pilot or a family.

Additional Notes:

  • On January 25, 2021 St. Louis Component Repair conducted eddy current testing on the left and right wing attach holes and no defects were found. Service Bulletin 1345; AD 2016-26-16 has been completed.
  • The interior headliner, side panels, and carpeting are being replaced.
See PDF version of this flyer.

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: $1,449    [ iPad details ]    [ ForeFlight details ]

Bose A20 Headset
Bose A20 Headset
iPad with ForeFlight
iPad with ForeFlight

Meet Owen


We have been flying five-year old Owen and his parents from their hometown to St. Louis Children’s Hospital to see a doctor nationally renowned for his treatment of clubfeet since he was just a few weeks old. After more than three dozen flights to St. Louis, Owen’s specialist moved his practice to southern Florida. While this exceeds the flight range for our medical air transport planes, we will continue to make sure he gets the treatment he needs by paying for his commercial flights to Florida.

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 Thursday, April 1, 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 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

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.

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: 1969 Beechcraft Musketeer Super III (N7679R)
    #460483365181 – Melissa S., Illinois
  2. Second Prize: a PPL or Advanced Training Scholarship
    #460483362252 – Edmond H., Texas
  3. Third Prize: a Bose A20 aviation headset
    #460483370641 – Doug V., Kansas
  4. Fourth Prize: an 11-inch 512 GB iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular
    PLUS a one-year subscription to ForeFlight Pro-Plus
    #460483366312 – Henry C., Florida

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

Gallery: 1979 Piper Warrior II (N2243V)

Photo taken prior to avionics upgrades.

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