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!
|AeroCareers||’46 J-3 Cub||$50||Drawing 7/4/23|
|Alaska Airmen||Carbon Cub FX-3||$65|
|American Flight Museum||2011 162 Skycatcher||$55||Closes 6/6/23|
|Dakota Territory Museum||’45 J-3 Cub||$50|
|EAA Chapter 72||’22 Rans S-19||$100||Drawing 12/17/22|
|EAA Museum||’46 Piper J3C||$100|
|Ernie Hall Museum||’48 Cessna 170||$50|
|Flying Wings of Louisiana||1st & 2nd Place-Cessna 150’s||$100||Drawing 10/22/22|
|Flight Club 502||’69 Cessna 150||$50||Closes 10/26/22 Updated|
|Mass Air & Space||70 Thurston Amphib||$65||Drawing 7/12/23|
|Oklahoma Airmen||’76 Grumman AA1B||$50|
|Ranger Airfield||Restored J-3 Cub||$50|
|Ron Alexander Youth||Cessna 150 Aerobat||$50||Closes 12/31/22|
|Swift Museum||Ly-Con 30k Engine Credit||$50|
|Tailwind Waymakers||’22 Viper SD4 LSA or $150k||$100||Closes 5/4/23|
|Wings of Hope||’68 Piper Cherokee 180||$100||Starts 9/15/22|
|Wings for Humanity||’61 Piper Colt||$50|
|Wings of the North||’48 Bonanza||$50|
Hi Pat happy new year.
I think last years Wings for Humanity raffle for the 61 Piper Colt is still going. Their site shows that they have sold 675 out of 3000 tickets. There is no end date. They could probably use the publicity on this years list.
Yes indeed, Ben, we are still going and working to move the rest of the tickets! I am very excited to see this listed here on this particular site.
Ernie hall aviation museum has a 170 as well
EAA 72 has a Ran S-19 https://www.eaa72raffle.org
Hello Pat. On the Flying Wings raffle you give the raffle date listed as closes. At first look people might think the drawing is closed. I understand the date shows otherwise but it could be misconstrued that way. Could you please change the word to drawing like all the others not sure why it is posted differently. Thanks again for all your hard work keeping this site updated.
Wings of Hope has announced they will begin selling tickets April 1 2022 6am Central Time for a 1978 Piper Pa-28-181. If it is anything like last year, the tickets will go fast, More info found here https://wingsofhope.ngo/raffle/
Dakota Territory Air Museum is live for their 1945 J-3 raffle:
Hello Pat. Flight Club 502 already had their raffle. I assume the winner is known. But their web site is silent on the subject, and they don’t answer their emails. I am just curious; I thought raffles were happy to announce their winners.
Turns out their Facebook page has a video of the drawing procedure, and a stream-of-consciousness transcription of the audio. Summarizing:
.. Andrew Howe has just won the Bose headsets and garbanwatch…
Second prize. .. Clubhouse box for the Kentucky Oaks and Derby… the winner is Doug Bucky from Prescott, Arkansas.
…for our final prize, the grand prize of our precious bumblebee our 1969 Cessna 150. … Airwald from Erie, Pennsylvania.
Looks like the Wings of Hope Piper PA-28-181 did have an incident. July 28, 1983, 12:15 RUTHERFORDTON, North Carolina. Aircraft Damage: Substantial. The following is the link:
This same thing came up last year with another raffle. It was a very nice Cessna 172 with previous damage. In that case the airplane had been repaired back to spec, upgraded and then flown for many years. That was a really nice plane and I wish I had won it.
Same goes for this Archer II from Wings of Hope. There is nothing nefarious here. This incident apparently happened almost 4 decades ago. From the pics and info on their site, it looks like someone not only repaired the plane back to spec but also spared little expense in upgrading it. I have tickets for this raffle and knowing it has previous damage history doesn’t bother me at all.
My final comment is on Wings of Hope. This has to be the coolest charity on the list. Their mission is just wonderful. Anyone who purchased tickets for this raffle please don’t regret it. If you win it you will own one of the nicest Piper Archers out there. And if you don’t your money is going to a really great cause.
There’s a new raffle that just started in MN with the Wings of the North Museum at KFCM. They lost their museum lease and they are trying to raise money with a 1948 Bonanza V-35. I saw the plane myself and it’s clean (even if it’s got old avionics).
The Ron Alexander Youth Aviation Program is raffling off a Cessna 150 Aerobat, $50 a ticket, Entries close Dec 31
For more information see
American Flight Museum opened another raffle- this time for a Cessna 162 SkyCatcher. Drawing is June 6, 2023, unless all tickets sell out sooner.
Not another plane raffle but related and close.
Tailwind Waymakers nonprofit recently launched a raffle for a new 2022 Viper SD4 LSA or $150k
Tailwind Waymakers has a brand new Platinum Viper SD4 LSA Fully Equipped for IFR or $150k closing May 4th, 2023.
Sorry for the duplicate to Dustin’s comment above. I had seen the ad and was so excited to contribute I became the comment version of “10 mile final, straight in, and traffic in the area please advise. (Airport omitted)”
Wings of Hope is having their second raffle this year, September 15, 2022; 1967 Piper Cherokee 180 (N5134L) … $100 a ticket, will be selling up to 5000 tickets for More information
Be careful purchasing a ticket for the tailwind waymakers raffle. There aren’t any details about this organization plus the domain name they have an email related to is not owned by anyone. I have attempted to find something about this and have come up with nothing. This appears to be fake.
Does anyone have detail about this organization?
I was contacted directly by the creator of the new org, try reaching out to [email protected]
Pat, thanks for validating. I reached out to them and received a great response back and also a have a link to their facebook page.
Looks like the Mass Air & Space Museum has pushed out the date of their raffle drawing for the Thurston Teal Amphibious Aircraft over a year. They didn’t notify anyone who has already purchased tickets (at least I sure didn’t get a notification).
The Mass Air & Space Museum raffle has been listed on their site as June 30, 2023 for as long as I’ve been aware. I don’t think they moved the date. Even this flywithpat website shows they had a June 2023 end date on last year’s 2021 list (that post has presumably not been updated since last year).
I believe the Problem is based in verbiage… according to the MASM THURSTON TEAL AIRPLANE RAFFLE OFFICIAL RULES they will stop selling tickets on June 30, 2023. …. If you look back to my original Post in 2021 i said
“ the raffle starts on 07-23-2021 | END DATE: 06-30-2023 ”
if you look further into the MASM THURSTON TEAL AIRPLANE RAFFLE OFFICIAL RULES you will see
“The winners shall be determined by a random drawing to take place at the Massachusetts Air and Space Museum in Barnstable, Massachusetts on July 12, 2023 at 2 p.m. The location, date, and time will also be posted on the MASM website: http://www.massairspace.org.”
How the rules read in 2022 and how it stands now The sale of tickets will end on June 30, 2023 and the drawing will be on July 12, 2023,,, according to the rules
the confusion came from “end of raffle” was misinterpreted as “drawing” when in fact It meant “end of sales”
I am Confident it wasn’t a change in rules or dates …Just a misinterpretation
Yeah, apparently I misread 2023 as 2022!
Flight Club 502 is about to go live with another 150 raffle for October 2022!
Here’s Flight Club 502’s C-150 raffle:
The wings of hope raffle started this AM …about 1/2 of the tickets are gone, and the raffle usually sells out in one day.
Good luck to all that enter.
September 26, still 500 tickets remaining. Looks like the market for airplane raffles is saturated.
It’s more likely due to the greatly increased ticket prices, coupled with the fact they purposely did not post any interior or pannel pictures before or after the work. (Same with the last one, even after work was complete).
Tailwind Waymakers posted on Facebook that they accidentally changed their raffle url when updating the aircraft information. The current link on this site is dead and it needs to be pointed to:
The 2023 Alaska Airmen raffle will be announced on October 3, and ticket sales open on the 17th.
And the Alaskan Airmen’s Association just announced their next raffle, another Carbon Cub! Tix on sale Oct 17, 2022.
Flying Wings of Louisiana only has 240 Tickets left and 5 days for a chance to WIN one of two beautiful Cessna 150s! Please go to http://www.flyingwingsoflouisiana.org and purchase your tickets online. Good luck and thanks to all those that have already bought their tickets….. We will use the proceeds to fly cancer patients to treatment at NO CHARGE to the patients or family members. Thank you for your support!
Alaska Airmen has a new raffle going on for an FX2. https://akairmen1951.ticketspice.com/raffle-2022
why don’t we ever hear who won. I have bought many tickets and i never hear who won
Every raffle has their own way of announcing who won. Some have a website, some use facebook, look at your receipt and do the work to call the representative of the raffle, I am sure they would be happy to help.
Thank you Pat for a great resource and webpage. I am new to all of this and was looking for a list. I will keep yours at the top!
Wings of Hope has posted their 2023 Raffle Info.
1963 Cessna 182 tix on sale 3/1/2023
Pat – The Massachusetts Air and Space Museum’s raffle is over. Winners can be seen on our homepage (massairspace.org). Thanks for listen us.
Hello Pat, Flying Wings will be raffling off Two Cessna 150s on May 17, 2024. The raffle was launched on yesterday April 26th 2023, Thank you for sharing our drawing!