Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Community > Flyertalk Cares
Reload this Page >

Need recommendations! (Donating airplane to charity)

Need recommendations! (Donating airplane to charity)

Old Oct 2, 2019, 4:32 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 5
Lightbulb Need recommendations! (Donating airplane to charity)

Does anyone know and has used a charity to donate a plane with? I have an old Cessna that I am considering donating for the tax deduction, but would love to hear from people who have gone through the process. Any recommended charities?
thebangaloredhaba likes this.
Ana_ is offline  
Old Oct 3, 2019, 6:42 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 9
Have you asked Goodwill?
Lion20 is offline  
Old Oct 4, 2019, 8:12 pm
  #3  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: GVA (Greater Vancouver Area)
Programs: DREAD Gold; UA 1.035MM; Bonvoy Au-197; PCC Elite+; CCC Elite+; MSC C-12; CWC Au-197; WoH Dis
Posts: 52,184
Maybe a local chapter of EAA? Vocational high school?
StartinSanDiego and JDiver like this.
mahasamatman is offline  
Old Nov 6, 2019, 8:05 am
  #4  
Moderator: Travel Buzz
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Sunny San Diego
Posts: 3,103
How about the youth program that introduces young people to flying? Experienced pilots take the kids for a free ride and show them planes. They have camps, rallies, and help Scouts get aviation badges.

It's called "Young Eagles."

https://www.eaa.org/eaa/youth/free-ye-flights
JDiver likes this.
StartinSanDiego is offline  
Old Dec 1, 2019, 11:41 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 7
a donation is tax deductible? how do they know we made a donation ? (IRS)
marcfrench is offline  
Old Dec 2, 2019, 10:11 am
  #6  
Moderator: American AAdvantage
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: NorCal - SMF area
Programs: AA LT Plat; HH LT Diamond, Matre-plongeur des Muccis
Posts: 62,946
Originally Posted by marcfrench
a donation is tax deductible? how do they know we made a donation ? (IRS)
The Internal Revenue Service has established standards for charitable contributions. See Charitable Contribution Deductions page on irs.gov, please.

JDiver, Co-Moderator
JDiver is offline  
Old Dec 4, 2019, 10:39 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5
I would think some avaiation support facilities would be able to assist.
Hotelman is offline  
Old Jan 31, 2021, 7:20 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 282
just curious what happened in the end?
momoflyingguy is offline  
Old Jun 6, 2021, 10:11 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Programs: UA, AA, DL, HH, SPG
Posts: 889
Kars4Kids accepts aircraft donations

https://www.kars4kids.org/ppc/second...0aAiX7EALw_wcB
JDiver likes this.
CaliforniasCentralCoast is offline  
Old Feb 3, 2024, 5:16 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: AVV
Programs: QF, HH
Posts: 1,113
This is years old now, but for the record MAF stands for Mission Aviation Fellowship and is an aviation company that provides medical flights, teachers, doctors e.t.c to remote communities throughout Papua New Guinea, Africa, Asia e.t.c. They do some amazing work in amazing places.
Catweazle is offline  
Old Mar 20, 2024, 3:52 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Mar 2024
Posts: 1
Has anyone here had experience donating an aircraft to charity for a tax deduction? I'm considering donating my old Cessna and would appreciate hearing about your experiences. Are there any recommended charities that facilitate such donations effectively?
Stetson123 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.