Honor Flight Columbus accepts applications from America’s Senior Veterans.
Currently, these are the men and women who served during WWII and Korean War years. In addition, we put terminally ill veterans from any era at the head of the line. Our plans are to begin Vietnam War veterans on regular flights in the spring of 2017.
Accordingly, WWII veterans will continue to have top priority, with Korean veterans next. We will call Vietnam veterans in sequence by the dates of applications received.
It is our goal to take Senior Veterans on this trip of celebration as long as donations from the public continue and volunteers are available.
The Honor Flight Guardian Coordinator will assign each veteran a trained volunteer guardian who may or may not be of the veteran's choosing. Guardians are selected depending on the needs of the veterans on a flight. Anyone who wants to be considered as a potential guardian must submit an application. Each guardian applicant must fill out a Guardian application form located here.
Safe travel is the goal of everyone involved. All assigned guardians are required to take a three-hour training course 9 days before a flight and meet other requirements including a guardian donation of $300 to help offset their costs for the flight.
In addition, a spouse who is not a veteran may not accompany the veteran. Seats for those who served are limited.
To apply to go to your memorials and other related Washington, D.C. sites with us, please click here.
Print the form/complete it, and mail it to:
Honor Flight Columbus
P.O. Box 12036
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 284-4987
Columbus Dispatch Letters to the Editor May 17
I recently flew from Port Columbus to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight Columbus for military veterans of World War II and the Korean War.
We viewed the various memorials, and I thank all the people who were involved in making this flight a huge success.
After returning to Columbus, there was quite a celebration to welcome us home. It was held in the Southwest Airlines lobby and featured friends, family and The Best Damn Band in the Land, thanking the veterans for serving our country.
I’m sure it was a memorable event for all veterans involved.
Thank you, America.
TERRIAL “SKIP” THOMPSON
Click Here to read one veteran's description of his trip with Honor Flight Columbus.