Epic flight up and away
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 12 - Get Involved

Image: Contributed Wings 1 on the tarmac in California.

A charity flight spearheaded by a Kelowna pilot has nearly completed the first leg of a 20-country, 60-day journey.

Dave McElroy and Give Hope Wings partners took off from Kelowna on Jan 2, bound for the United States, and then on to Mexico.

“We will arrive in Panama on Friday, marking the first leg of the trip,” said McElroy. “We took off from Kelowna in a snowstorm, but it has been blue sky flying for the rest of the trip, and we are meeting some very interesting people when we land,” he added.

That’s translated into lots of social media hits, but, so far, not an increase in donations.

Give hope wings has raised $480,000 of its $500,000 goal.

The money will go to support charity flights for Canadians to get to health care. Roughly four flights a day by the charity originate from YLW.

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