Kelly Howell sat in the Blackfoot airport Friday waiting for his winning raffle ticket prize: a 1965 Cessna 172 airplane. He’s been using an app to watch the plane make its way here from St. Louis. But he could wait a few more minutes for his new plane. After all, he’d already waited 43 years to sit in the pilot’s seat again.

Twice a year, Wings of Hope raffles off an airplane to raise money to provide free medical air transport service. This last raffle raised $330,000.

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