To show Central Ohio’s appreciation to our senior veterans for their selfless defense of liberty, Honor Flight Columbus provides them a day in the nation’s Capital to visit the memorials built in their honor.

Thanks to the many people of Central Ohio who support our mission of Honor, Share and Celebrate, Honor Flight Columbus is vibrant and active.  We have several hundred wonderful, active volunteers who provide support in myriad ways.   We also have generous donors who provide the funds needed to charter aircraft and motor coaches, feed the veterans on the trip and see to all their needs. We are a non-profit, charitable organization and donations can be made on this website.


The Mission of Honor Flight Columbus is to:

  • Honor our nation’s senior veterans with a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorials at no cost to them
  • Share their stories for the benefit of future generations
  • Celebrate their homecoming, affirming their allegiance and service to our country


Our Mission

Honor Flight Columbus

Founded: 2006
Board of Directors:
John Shore, President; Bonnie Sparhawk, Vice President; Cindy Kanwar, Secretary; Brian Mosier, Treasurer; Dr. Lori Cronin; Dr. Tom Englehart; Bob Horner; Brian Long; Joe Machado; Tim Ryan; Michael Schoedinger; Bobbie & Bill Richards, Emeritus Directors​

Executive Director: Peter MacKenzie

We have knowledgeable speakers who are glad to meet with the members of your organization. 

Just call 614-284-4987 or e-mail us at to schedule a speaker.

Site managed by Pete MacKenzie, Roger Dyer, and Rick Boggs

Honor Flight Columbus is a member of the Honor Flight Network

The calendar brings us the 4th of July.  Our military veterans bring us Independence Day

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Honor Flight Columbus Veteran sharing with students during Washington trip