McDonald's Restaurants, Owners Mike & Laura Telich, Owners, 133 Oakview Drive, Columbus, OH 43235
Providing apple slices for 2016 flights. The fruit will be available on the trips for our veterans and guardians to enjoy during the day.

Flight Partners

We thank the following businesses and organizations for partnering with us to make flights special for our veterans.

Our wheelchairs, all donated, have taken a beating in the past few years.  Even our crack wheelchair maintenance group can't keep up with the punishment that trips put on the fleet.  Replacement Parts are hard to come by and are expensive.

If you have a manual chair that you aren't using, please consider donating it to Honor Flight Columbus. Even if it is broken, we can use parts from it.  Call the office at 614-284-4987 to arrange a time you can drop off your donated chair at the office in Grandview.

We take 57 chairs on each flight so that our senior veterans can enjoy their trip.  Your help will enable this to continue.

Thank you!

-- Earlier Flights -->

Members of the Columbus Base, U.S. Submarine Veterans
Helping with the transportation and maintenance of wheelchairs.

2017 Flight Statistics



WWII & Korea1

WWII & Korea & Vietnam1

Korea & Vietnam3


Other Era & TLC




Counts in red are preliminary, subject to change, and are not included in YTD totals

Eagle Exhibits
Provides off-site storage and other assistance with our wheelchairs.

Got Chairs?  We need your help to keep our vets rolling.

-- Future Flights --

June 10 -- Sponsored by Chase
​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM

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2017 Flight Schedule​

Honor Flight Ground Crew Volunteers ("Yellow Shirts")
Work tirelessly at the airport to make sure our veterans are greeted in the morning and welcomed home in the evening.

May 13 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans
​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus Airport
4300 International Gateway
Providing overnight accommodations at a reduced rate for our veterans.

Southwest Airlines Columbus team
Provides coffee for our veterans on the mornings of our flights

Dennis DeFrank earns Southwest Airlines President Award

Employees earn the President’s Award by consistently going “above-and-beyond” in their role at Southwest Airlines.  Each individual is nominated by their peers, and filtered through multiple levels of Leadership for approval of a final list.  The President’s Award is one of the highest honors an employee can receive and has a rich history of outstanding employees.  

“My highlight would be working with Honor Flight Columbus. Being able to process these charters has opened up the opportunity for me to be a Guardian on three trips with the Veterans on their Day in Washington DC”, DeFrank said of his greatest career highlight when accepting the award.

The photo was taken at the Frontiers of Flight Museum where he is standing by a display of the Pacific Theater.  “Please notice, I proudly wore my Honor Flight Columbus pin,” he said when sending the picture to HFC.

September 9 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Vance Outdoors Inc.
​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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WoodmenLife - Central Ohio Chapter 1
692 W. Church St. Suite 3, 
Newark, OH 43055 
Contact: Wade Wetzel
Presenting each veteran on the flight with a 3 x 5 American flag, the emblem of our Country's heritage of bravery, liberty and freedom throughout the world.

October 21 -- Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance

Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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April 2                  Photo Gallery    HFC Video

April 23                Photo Gallery    HFC Video

May 14                 Photo Gallery    HFC Video

June 4                  Photo Gallery    HFC Video

September 10       Photo Gallery    HFC Video

October 1             Photo Gallery    HFC Video

October 22           Photo Gallery    HFC Video

All flights are on Southwest Charter 737 aircraft from John Glenn Columbus International Airport  

Watch this space for times, flight numbers and sponsorships

-- 2016 Flight Information --

April 15 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools

​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM

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September 30 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans​; major donor Westerville
​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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