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The crew has set several goals for this ambitious enterprise:

  • First, we intend to raise at least $500,000 for Hope Air (hopeair.ca). This will fund several hundred medical flights for Canadians in need.  
  • Second, we will actively promote Hope Air’s good work through the extensive publicity surrounding the project – before, during and after the flight itself. 
  • Third, we will promote the generous sponsors who are making this expedition possible.
  • Fourth, we will help raise the profile of Canada’s general aviation community. General Aviation is comprised of all non-airline aircraft, pilots and crews who contribute so much to Canada’s transportation matrix and general economy.

We also intend for this flight to be an inspiration to young people - whether they’re interested in aviation or not. Dave McElroy has presented his Round the World Flight story (FlyRTW80.com) to many groups over the past couple of years, and has found these talks can be a powerful motivator to broaden and inspire people in general and young people in particular. We share the belief that most people are limited only by their own imaginations, and that one of the biggest constraints on many lives is an unwillingness or inability to imagine a bigger and better future for ourselves. 

The sharing of such accomplishments as Give Hope Wings, by ordinary Canadians, can be a huge eye-opener for young people – one which we believe can help inform their life choices. All three crew members are committed to public speaking and communicating the Give Hope Wings story to as many Canadians as possible after mission completion. And of course we will communicate progress during the flight with regular visual updates via social media, in addition to live GPS tracking on GiveHopeWings.ca.