The purpose of a raffle.

This crazy idea to raffle a plane is not new.  Doing it on our own probably is.  My wife and I thought that we could raffle our plane and do some good with the proceeds.

711PF has been our personal plane for 3 years but with our last kid off to college is just too big.  We are going smaller with a Cessna 400.

We are going to provide the plane and roll the dice that you will buy a ticket(s) to enjoy her as much as we have.  711PF has never let us down.  I bought her right and have done nothing but take care of her as well as she has of us.

When we raffle her off she will have new paint, interior, and all maintenance up to date.  We are going to use 100% of the net proceeds to fund our 501c(3) charity to promote aviation.  We will be funding pilot training for students and experimental aircraft building.  I will also find a way to help Angel Flight asIhave been a pilot for them for years and they do good work.

Once the plane is in the winner's hand I will continue to blog about what we are using the proceeds for if you have any interest in that.

This site will be collecting interested party emails so that they can be first in line when the plane goes up for the raffle.  The plan as I type this will be 3000 tickets with a suggested donation of $100 per ticket or$250 for 3.

When you get your tickets you will also be offered income tax protection for a suggested donation of $50.  If you are the winner of 711PF you will also win cash up to 25% of the appraised value of the prize.

Currently, it would appraise for around $100,000 and after we get done sprucing her up probably $120,000.

I'll get more pictures and logs scanned in but 711PF is a dream to fly with Garmin 530w, autopilot and working factory air-conditioning.

I have the ADSB equipment to install already. I'll have it installed in June at annual time.  I got Aspen's in/out solution with WIFI so you can see the weather on the 530 or your tablet.

Keep your questions to a minimum I will be blogging as we get closer. Every change, vendor we use and picture I take will go here.

If you have any interest just signup with your email.

Once I get 1000 names I'll close the form and you will be first to be able to get tickets.  Disclaimer I will not use your info for anything other than to tell you when tickets are available.

The raffle will be run online by