Give Hope Wings!

Jun 28, 2017

In January and February 2018, two high performance home-built aircraft will circumnavigate Central and South America to raise funds for Hope Air, the Canadian charity that provides free flights to people across the country who have to get to medical care far from home.

A year ago three pilots –one from BC, one from Saskatchewan, and one from Ontario – conceived the idea of integrating their love of flight with the desire to give back – and Give Hope Wings was born.

Give Hope Wings is a flying expedition to raise $500,000 for Hope Air!

One of its two aircraft, flown by Kelowna Flying Club President Dave McElroy, will launch from Kelowna’s YLW Airport on January 2nd.  The other, piloted by Russ Airey and Harold Fast, will simultaneously take off from Windsor, Ontario. The pilots will meet up in San Diego and launch in formation from there on January 8th for a 20,000 mile odyssey taking 60 days and including 50 flights across 20 countries. The entire expedition will feature live tracking on the Give Hope Wings  site.

There are three options for anyone wanting to support this amazing project: Individual or Group Donations, Corporate Sponsorships, or actually joining Dave McElroy as a Flying Sponsor. Being a pilot is not necessary, however those Flying Sponsors who do fly will be encouraged to take the controls for parts of their routes.

Please visit our website Give Hope Wings and follow us on Facebook , Twitter  andInstagram!

Every dollar raised will go to Hope Air!