Kids Win with Wings of Hope Raffle PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cessna Owner Organization Staff   
Monday, 20 August 2012 10:07

Wings of Hope, a global humanitarian charity headquartered in St. Louis, is conducting an airplane raffle. The grand prize, a 1975 Cessna 150M, will be raffled to help American children with major health issues get to life-saving treatment; 100 percent of the money raised will go to the effort.

The airplane will be raffled with a full scholarship for a private pilot license, a LightSpeed Zulu headset, and a three-year membership in Cessna Owner Organization. The airplane and scholarship are transferable. The second drawing winner gets a full scholarship for a private pilot license and a LightSpeed Zulu headset. Only 3,000 tickets are being sold at $50 each; three tickets may be purchased for $125. To date, 1,600 tickets have been sold. More information is online at

The Cessna 150 is the world’s standard private pilot training aircraft. Every aircraft manufacturer in the world has mimicked the Cessna 150, and virtually 70 percent of pilots have flown one. It is very simple to fly and maintain.

Wings of Hope is a nonprofit organization headquartered in St. Louis with a vast global humanitarian reach. It operates 155 bases in 46 countries, providing medical and economic assistance to more than 1 million people annually. Founded in 1962, it is the largest and oldest volunteer aviation charity in the world and the largest volunteer charity in the Midwest. In 2011 and 2012, Wings of Hope was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Wings of Hope created its Medical Relief and Air Transport (MAT) program in 2003 with the goal of providing air ambulatory service to critically ill children across the country. To date, MAT has provided service to 3,000 children, conducting nearly 700 patient flights every year. Proceeds from the airplane raffle will be directed entirely in support of the MAT program.

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