2018 Flight Schedule​

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-- Earlier Flights --

May 19 - Mission #88 -- Cosponsored by Chase and the Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM

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Check out our Flight Partners page for information about organizations and individuals who help make each of our trips a success.

September 8 - Mission #90 -- Sponsored by the Westerville Community

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM​
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April 28 - Mission #87 -- Cosponsored by Gahanna-Jefferson Schools, the Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation, and donations from grateful Americans

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM

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October 20 - Mission #92 -- Sponsored by Nationwide

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM​
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All flights are on Southwest Charter 737 aircraft from John Glenn Columbus International Airport  

Watch this space for times, flight numbers and sponsorships

2018 Flight Statistics

04/0704/2805/1906/0909/0809/29
10/20YTD
WWII5






Korea15






WWII & Korea1






WWII & Korea & Vietnam







Korea & Vietnam1






Vietnam62






Other Era & TLC








Total84






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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

Flight Partners

Our senior veterans served in a variety of ways, and each has a unique story to tell. We've listed several here.

Flight Partners

-- Future Flights --

June 9 - Mission #89 -- Sponsored by the All Life Foundation

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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April 7 - Mission #86 -- Sponsored by Ohio Attorney General Office

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM

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September 29 - Mission #91 -- Cosponsored by Vance Outdoors and donations from grateful Americans

Flight Number 8217 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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Veterans' Stories​

October 21, 2017 Flight - The roster included veterans who

- served as an air traffic controller  

- was a member of a drum and bugle corp and toured with Eddie Fisher

- provided electrical power off-base in the Azores, North Dakota, and Iceland

- worked with ordnance and was a French interpreter

- served as Company Armorer / Door Gunner

- was a surveyor / map maker in Greenland and Canadian Arctic

- served in Frankfort, Germany providing support to bases with nuclear warheads

- was in the Philippines and Vietnam with Army Security Agency / covert operations

​- was a sniper in Vietnam

- served with the Sea Bees building roads, bridges, airstrips in the South Pacific and Far East

- was a crypto analyst

Looking for information about our flight partners? It's been moved. Check out our Flight Partners page for information about organizations and individuals who help make each of our trips a success.

April 7 Flight - The preliminary roster includes veterans who

- served on the USS Guadeloupe; fueled ships at sea, damage control, firefighter

- was an explosive ordnance disposal diver

- was a rail movement control specialist, 425 Trans Regulating Group

- was a sharp shooter

​- served in the Navy Band, played at the WWII peace signing on the USS Missouri

- was an M60 Machine Gunner, 2nd 503rd Infantry, 173 Airborne Brigade, and was awarded the Purple Heart

- served as cook on the USS Enterprise 

​- was Infantry Squad Leader; received the Bronze Star during Operation Hot Springs; 2014 inductee to the Ohio Military Hall of Fame

​- served in I Corps; delivered codes to radio men in the field by helicopter

​- was a mortuary services officer

​- served in Austria with anti-aircraft artillery

​- repaired ships in Da Nang Harbor; was torpedoman/ASROC Tech, Missile Assemblyman - Ordnance Mechanic

- was a tower officer at Chu Lai Air Base