A: No. At the present time, we have more than 300 Korean War Veterans on our waiting list and many more will apply this year. Our limitation is the number of seats on the tour bus. Any seat not filled with a Veteran will be used by a Guardian who will assist our Veterans by handling luggage and wheelchairs and ensuring our Veterans’ safety. The only spouses who are permitted to go are those who are Veterans themselves.
A: Sadly, the answer is “no.” Again, we simply do not have the resources or seating available to transport all the Veterans who are presently on our Arizona waiting list. Adding spouses and widows simply isn’t an option for our program.
A: The cost is FREE for all WWII & Korean War Veterans. You do not need to bring any money, unless you intend to purchase souvenirs.
A: This is usually not a problem. Our TOP priority is the safe travel of ALL the Veterans. Guardians are volunteers who physically assist the Veterans with wheelchairs and their baggage during our trip. Who will or will not serve as a Guardian, and how many guardians will be needed, is the sole responsibility of the Hub Coordinator. That decision is based upon many factors, such as:
A: Honor Flight Network gratefully accepts all donations! However, no WWII or Korean War Veteran may donate prior to his/her trip or pay his/her way to go. We believe that these Veterans have given enough. This is our way of saying “Thank You!”
A: Honor Flight Arizona receives no national or government sponsorship. Our funding comes primarily from individuals, community and military groups and organizations across the state who recognize the great accomplishments and sacrifices of our WWII & Korean War Veterans and understands them wanting to see their memorials. Significant contributors have been fraternal and civic organizations, as well as various corporations on a local level.
A: The Arizona and Southern Arizona hubs are two separate entities. Each hub keeps its own waiting list and flies on its own schedule. Honor Flight Southern AZ primarily serves WWII & Korean War veterans in the Tucson and Yuma regions. Honor Flight AZ serves the remainder of the state. If you are unsure about which hub to apply to, please contact us using the form on the Contact Us page.
A: Unfortunately, not at this time. While other hubs have begun flying Vietnam veterans, Honor Flight AZ has not. The reason for this is many states with smaller populations of WWII & Korean War veterans have taken all of their vets to Washington, D.C. already. As Arizona is a retirement state with a large population of WWII & Korean War Veterans residing here, we do not anticipate being able to expand our list in the foreseeable future. That being said, if you fit the health requirements of joining us as a Guardian, we would love to have you! (However, we cannot pay your way to do this.)
A: Due to the age of our veterans and the extensive walking required at many sites (including the airports), we supply wheelchairs to those that may need them. We also have many Guardians available to help push them. Our buses are equipped with motorized wheelchair lifts, if needed.
Oxygen usage also does not automatically eliminate a Veteran from joining us on our trips. Please let us know if you require oxygen as the requirements of the airlines has changed and some paperwork and special equipment is required to board an aircraft. We can also assist in making oxygen available while touring and in your hotel room.
A: Unfortunately, no. Due to our large population of Veterans here in Arizona, we are unable to expand our list to include Veterans from other states at this time. Please contact the national Honor Flight office, as they will arrange to fly Veterans from states without a hub.