is the Flightless or Simulated Honor Flight Program
- A special program for
vets who are unable to fly
When and how long is the mission?
- the first simulated
mission was held on 27-Sep-2014. Two more were held in 2015 and
two are planned in 2016
- the simulated
"flight" is about 5 hours from send off to home coming
can go (vet)?
- any US Veteran who
served on ACTIVE DUTY at any time during any war
||December 7, 1941- December 31, 1946
||June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
||February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
||August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
||December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
||Gulf War/War on Terrorism:
||August 2, 1990 Present
- Preference will be given to WWII vets
who have not been to DC to see the WWII Memorial and any terminally ill
(war service) vets; see this
about very sick vets.
- Vets pay absolutely nothing for the entire trip including transportation, food, etc
Who can go (guardian)?
- Guardians assist
Veterans during the entire mission (preflight, social events, simulated
- Guardians can be any
able-bodied man or woman who wants to make a difference.
- There is a guardian
screening process (we need to make sure that the applicant can do the
Guardians are asked to make a donation of $50 for the privilege of going on the flight and
helping the Veterans.
- For more on
Guardians, click here
Can wives go?
only spouses who are permitted to go are those who are Veterans
However, we will accommodate spouses
who are essentially primary care-givers. They will accompany the
groups as "special staff"; click
here for more info.. Each vet will still have a dedicated
I am the widow/widower
of a vet. Can I go?
the answer is no. 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 is not an option for
Can my son, daughter, grandson, etc.
go as a guardian??
under certain limited circumstances. Our TOP priority is the safe
travel of ALL the Veterans. Who will or will not serve as a
guardian, and how many guardians will be needed, is the sole
responsibility of the Hub Director. That decision is based upon many
factors, such as:
How many disabled Veterans are scheduled to go?
Of the disabled Veterans going, how many will have to be physically
assisted getting on and off the bus?
Which guardian applicants are most qualified? Medically trained,
active duty military personnel and guardians who have previously
participated in a mission are given top priority and serve as
leadership members. Applicants physically capable of assisting in
the lifting of Veterans are a top priority. Once the director feels
enough of those positions have been filled, other applicants are
then considered. These decisions are made by the Hub Director.
How do I get on the List?
- go to the
Applications page and download the Vet or
Guardian. Fill it out and mail it to Villages Honor Flight as
per the instructions at the bottom of the form.
- When we receive your
application, we will review it and call you to confirm our receipt of
the application. If we have any questions, we will ask you about them
during the call
Will I go on the next mission?
- That depends on when
your application was received. We operate on a first come, first
served basis; terminally ill vets go to the top of the list. For
vets, 2014 missions are complete. Missions for 2015 are filling up
That said, submit your application as soon as possible as everyone
participates on a first come, first served basis.
But I was
promised ... Please click here
to see comments about "promises"
really sick, can I go on the next mission? Please
click here for information on how we
try to accommodate very sick vets