2021 Airplane Raffle List

Every year I put together a list of airplane raffles, this year is no exception. This list will be updated as new raffles are announced. I am not including sweepstakes type contests just traditional raffles. This is a crowd sourced list and it is on you to determine the legitimacy of each raffle. Good luck!

18 comments:

  1. We would like to add a raffle to your list. The LaPorte airport is doing this raffle to replace an annual pancake breakfast. Our official start is April 1 and the drawing will be held on August 15 during the last day of a B17 visit to LaPorte. The web site is laporteacraffle.com We have links to the Aero Club and airport sites on this page.
    Thank you for this list.
    Raffle committee.

  2. It looks like American Flight Museum has pulled the Cessna 172H raffle and the link is dead. I suspect it had to do with the questionable engine history on that airplane and I applaud them for doing this.

    They are now raffling a very pretty 1980 Piper Warrior II with 68 hours SMOH. The new link is:
    https://rafflecreator.com/pages/15439/1980-piper-pa-28-161-warrior-airplane-raffle

    I am not sure what they are doing about those of us who had purchased tickets for the Cessna but I suspect they will let us know

  3. The plane in the La Porte aero club is not registered to them, I am always suspicious of such things, and could easily be incorrect but, I did look for the N number online. ???

    1. Space- thanks for letting me know. One of their members reached out to me to be put on the list. I can only attest to the fact that the communication appeared legit to me, but I am no Columbo. You could try reaching out to them directly to verify things club website

      1. I’m no Columbo either. But N333AE has the same serial number. And the web has a dramatic photo of an inverted Skyhawk resting on a taxiway in Iowa. NTSB report says it got blown over by high winds; substantial damage; no injuries.

        1. really great detective work; yeah as others have said about this in the comments here, as long as it was repaired to spec and has lots of hours since then (which it appears to be), I am not concerned as this situation is not uncommon. I just wish they did a little better paint job with the new N-number lol, but I guess I can use some of the $20K for repainting 🙂

    1. I wouldn’t feel too bad about buying that ticket. I wish LaPorte would have been more forthcoming about the damage history but it does look like the damage has been long repaired and the plane comes with $20,000.

      I was upset too but man for a $60 ticket I would still feel pretty good about winning it.

      And special props to JEH (aka Columbo) for some damn fine investigative work.

    2. I agree with Ben on this one. My club has purchased planes with significant damage before, as long as it has been repaired to specification and has since accrued 100’s if not 1,000’s of hours then I don’t personally see what there is to worry about. But of course everyone has their own view on this one.

      Annnd most of all we are talking about $60! You can win the plane and just sell it off, pay some taxes and still make a good chunk of change.

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