Please join us in welcoming home our Heroes at Orlando Airport Saturday evening, September 21st!

We welcome and encourage the patriotic public to muster at Orlando International Airport (MCO not Sanford) on Saturday night September 21, to greet and welcome home our Honorees when they arrive back home from their Honor Flight. We hope you all can attend this great family event, and that you bring your family and friends to participate. Bring signs, flags, and wear some patriotic colors to show our Honorees just how much we all appreciate them for their service and for the sacrifices they made on our behalf.

Remember  that our Freedom Isn’t Free, and that those who served in our armed forces have paid the cost of the freedom so many take for granted. Give our hometown heroes  the “welcome home” they never got when they concluded their military service. Each of them has honored us by wearing their uniform – now it’s time we honor them.

We arrive back to Orlando Airport on Southwest Airlines Flight #2549 due in at 10:45PM. Folks that want to participate in welcoming our flight should assemble in Terminal A by the Starbucks at 10:30 PM. Please contact or check with Southwest Airlines to verify we will be arriving on time from Baltimore after our scheduled departure from Baltimore (BWI) at 8:25 PM.welcome home

OUR FIRST FALL 2019 HONOR FLIGHT IS SCHEDULED SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

September 2, 2019 – Honor Flight Central Florida is excited to announce our first fall Honor Flight is scheduled in less then three weeks.

Early in the morning of Saturday, September 21, 2019 , Honor Flight Central Florida will be going “wheels up” to head to our nation’s capital so that 24 Veterans of Central Florida who served for us in WWll, Korea, and Vietnam, can view and reflect at the memorials dedicated in their honor. Our most senior Honoree is 99 years old.

Our trip to Washington DC will take us to Arlington National Cemetery to witness the changing of the guard ceremony at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, to the Air Force Memorial, the Women in Service Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, the Marine Corps Memorial, the WWll Memorial, the Korea Memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial.

We always welcome and encourage the patriotic public to muster at Orlando International Airport (MCO not Sanford) to greet and welcome home our Honorees when they arrive back home from their Honor Flight. We hope you all can attend this great family event, and that you bring your family and friends to participate. Bring signs, flags, and wear some patriotic colors to show our Honorees just how much we all appreciate them for their service and for the sacrifices they made on our behalf.

Remember  that our Freedom Isn’t Free, and that those who served in our armed forces have paid the cost of the freedom so many take for granted. Give our hometown heroes  the “welcome home” they never got when they concluded their military service. Each of them has honored us by wearing their uniform – now it’s time we honor them.

We arrive back to Orlando Airport on Southwest Airlines Flight #2549 due in at 10:45PM. Folks that want to participate in welcoming our flight should assemble in Terminal A by the Starbucks at 10:30 PM. Please contact or check with Southwest Airlines to verify we will be arriving on time from Baltimore after our scheduled departure from Baltimore (BWI) at 8:25 PM.

We hope you share this post with all your personal contacts so we have a large crowd on hand to provide an awesome welcome home and show of appreciation to our Honorees.

Honor Flight Central Florida announces our 2nd 2019 Flight Mission – Saturday, June 15th

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In less then 3 short weeks, Honor Flight Central Florida will be going “wheels up” on our 2nd 2019 Flight Mission to honor your hometown heroes with free trips to their memorials in Washington DC. We will have 24 Honorees that served us in WWll, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, and Operation Desert Storm.

We will be traveling up and back on the 15th from Orlando International Airport, with our returning flight scheduled to arrive at Orlando (MCO) at 9:00 PM. We will be arriving on Southwest Airlines flight 5315  from Baltimore. We hope you will all mark your calendars and save the date so you can greet our arriving Veterans in Terminal A by Starbucks around 9:20 PM . Be sure to check for our on time arrival before you head to the airport. Welcome home events are the close to a very special day for our Honored Veterans and we love to fill the airport with patriots to give them the welcome home they never got when they concluded their service to our nation. Bring flags, bring signs, bring your family and friends, because welcome home events are for the family. Our most senior vets are well in to their 90s. Many of the Honored Veterans traveling with us have never seen their memorial.

Join in paying a tribute to our honorees.

“We cant all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”

Will Rogers

Member hubs of the “Honor Flight Network” in Central Florida

It has come to our attention that a group operating in Polk County FL may be using the name of “Honor Flight” in video and print media to promote their own organization and to infer an affiliation with the national Honor Flight Network.

The four “hubs” that operate in Central Florida that are sanctioned by the Honor Flight Network and who abide by all the policies and procedures set forth to sanctioned hubs, are Honor Flight Central Florida, Space Coast Honor Flight, The Villages Honor Flight, all of which fly in to and out of Orlando International Airport (MCO), and, Honor Flight of West Central Florida, which flies into and out of Tampa- St. Petersburg International Airport. We are proud to be a part of the national network and abide by the mission, & policies and procedures set forth by the national Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight never charges our honored Veterans to travel with us on an Honor Flight. “Honor Flight” is a registered trademark of the national network.

Anyone with questions or comments, may feel free to contact us through our website or by email at: honor.flight.central.florida@gmail.com.

We thank you for your continued support of your local Honor Flight Hub, and the national Honor Flight Network. Read more about the national network on their website:

www.honorflight.org

 

Our 2nd Annual “Hot Rods for Heroes” Car Show and Fundraiser is in gear and throttled up for Saturday, March 30 at Ace Cafe Orlando!

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If you own a sweet ride and want to be part of the premier Car Show in Central Florida, shine up that beauty and get registered to show it at Honor Flight Central Florida’s 2nd Annual “Hot Rods for Heroes” held at the #1 show venue – Ace Cafe, Orlando. You’ll be able to meet and greet your hometown heroes of WWll, Korea and Vietnam, be treated to  some jammin’ tunes from WJBJ jocks Jen & Butch, get to meet and talk with the heroic subject and author of “Black Hawk Down”, Florida’s own US Army (RET) Colonel Danny McKnight, and former WWE Superstar and American Gladiator turned Longwood Deputy Mayor, The Blueprint” Matt Morgan.

We will have some historic military vehicles on display, the Vietnam Tribute Truck available to be signed by our attending Veterans, a pinning of Vietnam Veterans in attendance to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that conflict. Add to that a scheduled fly-by of historic aircraft, display of the largest American Flag we have ever seen, live appearances and performances by some very talented folks including Florida’s own “Bomber Girls” and others, raffles and auction items all will love, and food served up by Ace Cafe, this is far beyond being just another car show. We will have one of a kind trophies for our judges winning selections, and a Veteran’s Choice Award to present too!

If all that isn’t enough to inspire you to register early and be a part of this great family event, the funds we raise will make it possible for Honor Flight Central Florida to keep the planes flying and transport your local hometown heroes of WWll, Korea and Vietnam, at zero cost to them, to Washington DC, for one last tour of honor, where they can view and reflect at the memorials built as tribute to them and all those we lost during those conflicts. As an all volunteer organization, your support goes directly to our mission, and we can’t accomplish it without your support.

You can find registration materials and sign up forms to sponsor or donate to our event right here:

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Use the donate button just below our main menu to donate or pay your registration fee.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR OWN VETERAN COMMUNITY OF HEROES AND OUR MISSION AT HONOR FLIGHT CENTRAL FLORIDA. IF YOU CAN READ THIS, THANK A TEACHER. IF YOU CAN READ THIS IN ENGLISH, THANK A VETERAN.

 

HOT RODS FOR HEROES 2019 CAR SHOW Info and Registration

Here is a link to our Hot Rods for Heroes Car Show registration flyer. Please print this out to use for registering your ride at this great family event and fundraiser:

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And here is a link to our sign up sheet with more information for those who can help us with donations, or have items we can use for fundraising. We need your help to keep the planes flying:

SIGN UP – 2019 2nd Annual Honor Flight Central Florida – Hot Rods for Heroes_UPDATED

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HONOR FLIGHT CENTRAL FLORIDA ANNOUNCES SPRING 2019 FLIGHT MISSION DATES

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January 9, 2019 – Central Florida

Honor Flight Central Florida has made definitive arrangements for their first two flight missions of 2019.

We are pleased to have booked group travel for May 4th and June 15th, 2019, and are excited to continue to make these flights possible for Veterans that apply at absolutely no cost to them.

Those Veterans applying should be aware of the priorities we follow: Seriously ill Veterans are given the top priority, followed by those Veterans of WWll, Korea and Vietnam eras in that order. We endeavor to take all that qualify for our flight missions, but do have a waiting list, so we encourage all Veterans of the aforementioned eras to apply promptly. Allow for us to take you on that one last mission – one of honor and closure.

Members of the public that want to participate in our flight missions have an unparalleled opportunity to support our honorees as Honor Flight “Guardians” to our treasured Veterans, and accompany them on our trips to the capital. Guardians are the front line battle buddies to our heroes, and there to support them throughout the Honor Flight experience by assisting them in the visits we make to Arlington National Cemetery, and the WWll, Korea and Vietnam Memorials built in their honor. Guardians have an immense responsibility that will provide equally immense personal satisfaction for playing a role we consider to be a true privilege. Being a Guardian to one of our honored Veterans provides a completely unique way to personally give back to those who have given us all so very much. Guardians are the angels that help to make these flights possible and witness firsthand the immediate and lasting impact our program has on our heroes. We are blessed to be able to raise funds to make these trips completely free for our heroes, and so, ask that our Guardians cover their own travel cost by way of a donation to Honor Flight Central Florida.

Applications to fly with us as a Veteran or Guardian are available here on our website. When we have received them, and have a spot available for you, we will make personal contact. No donations from Guardians are requested until we can confirm your travel.

“We can’t all be heroes. Someone has to stand on the curb and clap as they go by”