WELCOME to the Honor Flight Tri-State website - your information location for all things about Honor Flight Tri-State. The 2012 season was a great success and we flew 365 World War ll and Korean Veterans to see their memorial. The 2013 season will feature 5 charter flights from the Greater Cincinnati International Airport (CVG) from April to October.
Our mission is simple - to Fly as many World War ll and Korean Veterans to see their memorials in Washington DC as we can - as fast as we can!
The trip is at no cost to the veterans and we are currently looking for vets in the Tri-State area . We are accepting applications from World War ll and Korean veterans. We have just recently started flying Korean Veterans - and the waiting list is long.
World War ll veterans will have priority on all flights - All veterans must fill out an application ( online on this website under Veterans ) or if you wish us to send you a paper application, please call the hotline number and leave a message. Hotline number is: 513-277-9626.
To apply on line - see the veteran section to the left -. We are also accepting applications from guardians ( guardians can be family members, but not spouses - from the ages of 18-67 ) Guardians are interested citizens that would like to escort these vets to see their memorials at their own expense. Veterans may wish to take a family members or friends - but the application must be sent in with the veterans application to be considered. All guardians, whether they are family members or just patriotic citizens interested in helping, will pay the guardian fee. All guardians over the age of 65 will be required to fill out an additional medical form ( mailed to them at the time of flight booking ) to participate in our program. Both forms are available on line with the links to the left. They may be downloaded in a pdf form and submitted via regular mail to our Headquarters - Honor Flight Tri-State, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249.
Applications in hard copy are also available by calling the hotline number and leaving the full name address of the person or persons wanting to travel with us - an application will be forwarded immediately. Cost of a guardian for 2013 is projected to be $440.00. Payable when you are scheduled to fly, not at the time of application. All guardians and veterans will be contacted by phone when their name comes to the top of the waiting list.
After we receive your application, we will put your name on the waiting list. All veterans are screened additionally with a medical form that must be completed and filled our by their doctor. This will be forwarded after the phone interview. This is a long day and a long time coming - but we must be sure that the veteran can endure this type of a trip / tour.
Wheelchairs are available at no cost to the veterans - BUT all veterans participating in an Honor Flight Tri-State trip, must be able to go up and down the steps of a tour bus and be able to board a commercial airplane by walking down the aisle. We do not have the capacity to take wheelchair bound veterans or veterans in motorized scooters . Those needing wheelchairs for along distances are good candidates for Honor Flight, but we must repeat - all veterans must be able to go up and down the steps of a bus to make the trip.
We do have many veterans on the waiting list for 2013 trips but we will still have room if you apply now ! We want to thank all veterans for their service with a free trip and we need help in finding them. If you know of any World War ll or Korean Veterans that would be interested in this free trip, please call the hotline and leave a message - 513-277-9626
For many of the surviving veterans, a trip to Washington DC to see their memorials is not financially or physically possible without the aid of Honor Flight Tri-State. We are so honored to be serving these deserving veterans with this trip of a lifetime. Honor Flight Tri-State wants to fulfill he dreams of as many veterans as we can by providing free trips to veterans to ease the load of their caregivers by providing willing and able volunteers/ guardians to escort them on the trip of a lifetime !
All flights include: An Honor Flight Tri-State t-shirt , name bade souvenir . 3 meals, tour buses, guardians and airfare to Washington DC on a one day trip ! Veterans must arrive at the designated terminal at Greater Cincinnati International Airport and we take everything from there. Guardians will be asked to attend a guardian meeting the week before the flight.
The Honor Flight Tri-State Team wishes to thank our many sponsors without who, this program would not be be made available to our treasured veterans. The Simply Money Foundation has given us extraordinary help this year with fundraising and the Emery Community Foundation will be sponsoring the May 21, 2013 flight. We have been fortunate that the listeners of 55KRC's Simply Money show have provided us with so much help to complete our mission to fly as many veterans to their memorials as we can - as fast as we can. We have been overwhelmed with their generosity this year and we are so grateful. For a complete list of our sponsors and benefactors - please see the Honor Roll section of this website.
To donate to the Honor Flight Tri-State program, you can do so online using our PayPal secure online payment system. Checks or money orders maybe mailed directly to the Headquarters - 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati , OH 45249. All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
From all of the volunteer staff and the Board of Directors of Honor Flight Tri-State - we than you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support !! You have made it possible to thank over 15000 local veterans with the trip of a lifetime.