The ability to fly comes from the donations made by grateful Americans who appreciate our World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans.
A Veteran — whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve — is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The “United States of America”, for an amount of “up to and including my life.”
The trip costs the Veterans nothing; they have already paid with their outstanding service to our nation.
It takes about $65,500 for each flight in 2018.
2018 Flight Costs
|Chartered Southwest Airlines 737||$50,000|
|Food and snacks||3,500|
|Park Police Escort||2,000|
|Commemorative T-shirt, challenge coin||2,000|
|Printing, postage, and related costs||2,000|
|Average flight total cost||$65,500|
|Cost per Veteran||About $770|
Actual cost depends on flight availability, number of passengers, and date of flight.
Trips are funded by donations from grateful Americans like you who understand that we are running out of time to honor these heroes! The effort and work to get Central Ohio Veterans to their memorials is done mostly by volunteers. A hard working cadre of dedicated Volunteers are supported by three part-time employees. All this hard work is done out of admiration for these men and women.
How to Donate
Write a check and send it to:
Honor Flight Columbus
P.O. Box 12036
Columbus, Ohio 43212
Text Message: Text “Honor” to 1-614-586-8753
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Honor Flight Columbus accepts some in-kind donations. Used wheelchairs are a good example. We take about 50 wheelchairs on each flight. All of our chairs are donated. If you have a manual chair that you aren’t using, please consider donating it to us. Please see the Donate a Wheelchair page for requirements for wheelchair donations.
Call us at 614-284-4987 to discuss wheelchair or other possible in-kind donations.
Honor Flight Columbus is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code and donations are tax-deductible.