FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
These are the most frequent questions veterans ask when contacting us. If you have a question that is not listed, please feel free to contact us.
Q: Can my wife (husband) go with me?
A: Unfortunately No. At the present time, we have World War II veterans still on our waiting list. It is doubtful that we will get to every deserving veteran in time. Hundreds of World War II veterans have passed away while patiently waiting their turn. Hundreds more will not live long enough to visit their precious memorial. Imagine how long the waiting list would be if we added non-veteran spouses to our waiting list. The only spouses who are permitted to go are those who are veterans themselves.
We simply do not have the resources, funding, or seating available to transport all the veterans who are presently on our waiting list. Adding spouses and widows simply isn't an option for our program at this time.
Q: Can my son, daughter, grandchild etc. go as a guardian?
A: Due to the age and physical conditions of some of our veterans, we encourage a family member to accompany them. We will usually only accept next generation (or more) down to travel with the veteran as a guardian, with a minimum age of 18. As a guardian, the family member will pay their own expenses as do all guardians. Each veteran does not necessarily have to have a "personal" guardian. We will discuss the veterans needs at the time they are scheduled for their trip and make a determination at that time.
Our TOP priority is the safe travel and comfort of the veterans. Who will or will not serve as a guardian, and how many guardians are needed, is the sole responsibility of the Hub Director. That decision is based upon the needs of the veterans.
Which guardian applicants are most qualified? Medically trained, active duty military personnel and guardians who have previously participated in a flight are given top priority and serve as leadership members. The applicants physically capable of assisting the veterans are also a top priority. Once the director feels enough
of those positions have been filled, other applicants are then considered. Again, these decisions rest solely with the Hub Director.
Q: How much does it cost? How much money do I need to bring?
A: The cost is FREE for WWII, Korea and terminally ill veterans. You do not need to bring any money, unless you intend to purchase souvenirs.
The guardian fee may change at any time due to the cost of air fare fare for a particular flight, but it will be approximately $1,100. This fee includes all expenses from the time we first meet until we return to Oregon.
Q: Can I make a donation to Honor Flight?
A: Honor Flight gratefully accepts donations from anyone EXCEPT WWII veterans.We feel that WWII veterans have given enough. This is our way of saying Thank You. If after your trip you would like to support other veterans, we will consider your donation.
Q: How do you decide who gets to go?
A: WWII Veterans and Korea Veterans will have top priority. Others are flown on a "First to register - first to fly basis" depending on seat availability. We will also try and schedule any terminally ill veteran's from any generation on the next available flight.
Your Support Keeps These Trips
Completely Free for the Veterans
Honor Flight Network is a Federal Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization.
Donations are Tax Deductible