Flying Sponsorship Opportunities
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Come Fly with Give Hope Wings – Join our Volunteer Flight Crew

full trip dave planeWe have an empty right seat in one of our two aircraft. You can be part of this great adventure by joining us for one of eight unique flight segments on our 20,000 mile odyssey.

This option is available for those who have a great sense of adventure and a desire to help those less fortunate. In exchange for a significant donation to Hope Air as outlined below, and travel expenses along the way, our Volunteer Flight Crew will have an unforgettable experience. Each of these segments will fly above some of the most scenic landscapes in the world. The views will be from an aircraft with a bubble-type, high visibility cockpit. Well under 1/1000th of 1% of Canadians will ever be in a position to enjoy such vistas from this unique perspective. Furthermore, our Volunteer Flight Crew will take enormous satisfaction from knowing they are simultaneously funding several dozen life-altering medical flights for financially challenged Canadians.

The qualifications – good health, current passport, love of adventure. Being a pilot is not a requirement, however - those flight crew volunteers who are pilots will be encouraged to take the controls for parts of their route.

More details on this exciting opportunity are available below, or contact any crew member to discuss details.

 

Flight Crew Volunteers can choose from 8 Breathtaking Flight Itineraries

  From To Depart Days Suggested
Donation 
Pacific Northwest & California* Kelowna San Diego  Jan 2, 2018  5 $15,000
Baja California & Central America*

 San Diego

Panama   Jan 8, 2018  8 $30,000
The Andes* Panama Santiago   Jan 15, 2018  12 $30,000
Patagonia & Cape Horn*  Santiago Buenos Aires   Jan 25, 2018  10 $30,000
Iguazu Falls*  Buenos Aires  Rio de Janiero  Feb 2, 2018 8 $30,000
Rio & The Amazon*  Rio de Janiero Georgetown   Feb 8, 2018 8 $30,000 
The Caribbean  Georgetown  Florida  Feb 14, 2018 10 $30,000 
Across America    Florida  Kelowna  Feb 24, 2018  5 $20,000

*Already Pledged. If interested in any of the legs already committed, please contact any of the flight crew - we may be able to double up.


Pacific Northwest & California

5 Days: From January 2nd to 6th, 2018
Suggested Donation: $15,000

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Itinerary

  • Departing from Kelowna, BC on January 2, 2018
  • Arriving in San Diego, California on January 6, 2018
  • Flight Legs: 3 or 4 – aproximately 8 hours.

Overnight Stays in Portland, Oregon, San Francisco & San Diego, California.

Note: This itinerary is very flexible and can be adjusted to suit our Flying Sponsor. For example, a Coastal route including San Francisco - or an inland route including Las Vegas and/or numerous other stopover opportunities.

Points of Interest:

  • Portland - City of Roses
  • Pacific Coast - Big Sur
  • Or - a Desert Route

Dates and locations subject to change. Donation does not include living and sightseeing expenses.

 

Baja California & Central America

8 Days: From January 7th to 14th, 2018
Suggested Donation: $30,000

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Countries: USA, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama

Itinerary

  • Departing from San Diego, CA on January 8, 2018
  • Arriving in Panama on January 13, 2018
  • Flight Legs: 8 – 18.6 hours.

Overnight Stays in Loreto & Aculpulco MX, San Salvador SV, Liberia CR, Panama PA

Points of Interest: 

  • San Diego Naval Port
  • Baja Peninsula
  • Picturesque Loreto fishing port
  • Costa Rican rain forest
  • Historic Panama Canal

Dates and locations subject to change. Donation does not include living and sightseeing expenses.

 

The Andes

Andes map12 Days: From January 13th to 24th, 2018
Suggested Donation: $30,000

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Countries: Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile

Itinerary

  • Departing from Panama, PA on January 15, 2018
  • Arriving in Santiago, CH on January 23, 2018
  • Flight Legs: 8 –19 hours.

Overnight Stays in Panama PA, Cali CO, Guayaquil EC, Trujillo & Pisco PE, Arica & Santiago CH

Points of Interest:

  • Panama Canal
  • Historic cities of Cali CO & Santiago CH
  • Nazca Lines
  • Atacama Desert

Dates and locations subject to change. Donation does not include living and sightseeing expenses.

 

Patagonia & Cape Horn

10 Days: From January 23rd to February 1st, 2018
Suggested Donation: $30,000

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Countries: Chile, Argentina

Itinerary

  • Departing from Santiago on January 25, 2018
  • Arriving in Buenos Aries on January 31, 2018
  • Flight Legs: 8 – 20 hours.

Overnight Stays in Santiago, Puerto Monte, Punta Arenas CH, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires AR

Points of Interest:

  • Historic Santiago, Port city of Puerto Montt
  • Cape Horn
  • Beautiful Buenos Aires

Dates and locations subject to change. Donation does not include living and sightseeing expenses.

 

Iguazu Falls

8 Days: From January 31st to February 6th, 2018
Suggested Donation: $30,000

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Countries: Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil

Itinerary

  • Departing from Buenos Aries on February 2, 2018
  • Arriving in Rio de Janeiro on February 6, 2018
  • Flight Legs: 5 – 10.7 hours.

Overnight Stays in Buenos Aires AR, Punta del Estes UR,  Cataratas & Rio de Janeiro BR

Points of Interest:

  • Modern Buenos Aires
  • Resort city of Punta del Estes
  • Unbelievable Iguazu Falls
  • Rio de Janeiro (Carnival)

Dates and locations subject to change. Donation does not include living and sightseeing expenses.

 

Rio & The Amazon

8 Days: From February 6th to 13th, 2018
Suggested Donation: $30,000

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Countries: Brazil, Guyana

Itinerary

  • Departing from Rio de Janeiro on February 8, 2018
  • Arriving in Georgetown on February 13, 2018
  • Flight Legs: 8 – 20 hours

Overnight Stays in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Fortaleza, Macapa BR, Georgetown GY

Points of Interest:

  • Rio de Janeiro (Carnival)
  • Amazon delta and rain forest

Dates and locations subject to change. Donation does not include living and sightseeing expenses.

 

The Caribbean

10 Days: From February 13th to 22nd, 2018
Suggested Donation: $30,000

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Countries: Guyana, Trinidad, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, US

Itinerary

  • Departing from Georgetown on February 14 , 2018
  • Arriving in Fort Pierce, Florida on February 22, 2018
  • Flight Legs: 9 – 20 hours.

Overnight Stays in Georgetown GY, Trinidad, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Turks & Caicos, Exuma, US

Points of Interest:

  • Islands, water and beaches…
  • then more islands, water and beaches

Dates and locations subject to change. Donation does not include living and sightseeing expenses.

 

Across America

5 Days: From February 24th to 28th, 2018
Suggested Donation: $20,000

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Itinerary

  • Departing from Florida on February 24, 2018
  • Arriving in Kelowna, BC on February 28, 2018
  • Flight Legs: 7 or 8 – approximately 17 hours

Overnight Stays in New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Denver - or other points.

Note: As we are crossing America our route can be substantially adjusted to suit our Flying Sponsor. Stops could include New Orleans and the Mississippi - many other parts of the Southern USA - the Rocky Mountains - Mt Rushmore in South Dakota, etc. Literally - the sky is the limit.

Dates and locations subject to change. Donation does not include living and sightseeing expenses.

Our Title Sponsor

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Meet Our Flying Sponsors

reg willick v2Reg Willick,
Kelowna to San Diego

Reg Willick 55 years old, married 34 years.  
Retired from a career in Asphalt paving. He has a love of flying small planes, travel and marathon running.

bob vance webBob Vance,
San Diego to Panama

Bob owned his own company, Vanwood Forest Products, until his retirement in 2004. He has also been an active investor in several other forest and non-related companies over the years. An avid traveller, Bob has seen much of the world by land, sea and air.

obrian blackall webO'Brian Blackall,
San Diego to Buenos Aires

O'Brian Blackall is the retiring President of The McElhanney Group of companies. With over 40 years of experience in land survey operations, O'Brian has worked throughout Canada and in Africa.

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Rio de Janiero to Georgetown

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Our Volunteer Flight Crew

reg willick v2Reg Willick,
Kelowna to San Diego

Reg Willick 55 years old, married 34 years.  
Retired from a career in Asphalt paving. He has a love of flying small planes, travel and marathon running.

bob vance webBob Vance,
San Diego to Panama

Bob owned his own company, Vanwood Forest Products, until his retirement in 2004. He has also been an active investor in several other forest and non-related companies over the years. An avid traveller, Bob has seen much of the world by land, sea and air.

obrian blackall webO'Brian Blackall,
Santiago to Buenos Aires

O'Brian Blackall is the retiring President of The McElhanney Group of companies. With over 40 years of experience in land survey operations, O'Brian has worked throughout Canada and in Africa.