Hope Air set for The Northwest Expedition
By Wings Staff
Hope Air is once again preparing for its unique fundraiser, called Give Hope Wings, to take place in 2019. Building on the year’s success, Give Hope Wings – The Northwest Expedition, is set to take place in June and July of 2019 with the goal of raising $250,000 and providing 1,000 flights for Canadians in financial need who must travel far from home for the medical care they need.
By Wings Staff
The Give Hope Wings, America’s Expedition, in 2018 involved circumnavigating South America. The nine-week mission raised enough funds for 2,000 flights.
The Northwest Expedition will be a three-week journey, flying 12,000 kilometres across British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Alaska. Pilots Dave McElroy, Steve Drinkwater, Ian Porter and Lise Ash will take off June 15, 2019 and fly small aircraft around the perimeter of the northwest creating a unique aerial experience, while raising money.
Hope Air explains the journey will include flying over Nahanni National Park, which is not accessible by any public roads, taking a closer look at ice hills called Pingos in the Northwest Territories, and getting an aerial view of mountains and rainforests in the north.
Give Hope Wings is currently inviting volunteer flight crew members to join these pilots on their journey. Their donation to Hope Air will allow them to join this adventure. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for those looking to promote their brands on the wings of the planes while supporting this cause.