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Honor Flight Central Florida is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure.

They have honored us with their service, it's our time to honor them.

"We can't all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by." - Will Rogers

We don't know them all, but we owe them all.

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Honor Flight Mission Statement

We transport America’s Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.

Honor Flight Network was created solely to honor America’s veterans for their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials at no cost to them. Top priority is given to our senior veterans - World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. After serving these veterans, our efforts then focus on honoring Korean and Vietnam Veterans.

Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 294 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.

About Honor Flight Central Florida

Honor Flight Central Florida serves Veterans in our community by flying them to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials a grateful nation has built in their honor at no charge to the veteran. Guardian donors accompany veterans on this one day trip at their own expense. This covers the cost of the Honor Flight related expenses and provides them the privilege of accompanying one of our hometown heroes for the day on the national mall.

Since 2005 the Honor Flight Network has flown over 250,000 Veterans from 46 states and 136 regional hubs. Honor Flight Central Florida is a registered HUB of the national Honor Flight Network. We have been operating since 2012 and have flown over 1000 central Florida hometown heroes. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit all-volunteer organization. We serve Central Florida Veterans regardless of which county they live in and fly out of the Orlando International Airport.

A donation in any amount gets us off the ground and helps us
continue honoring our local WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans.

Honor Flight Central Florida is a 100% volunteer organization.
YOUR DONATION GOES DIRECTLY TO OUR VETERANS.


Tours are simply not possible without public support.
Please help us keep the planes flying!

Latest News

2020 HOT RODS FOR HEROES UPDATE - A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

March 18, 2020: Honor Flight Central Florida will reschedule our "Hot Rods for Heroes" fundraiser To all our gracious and generous supporters, As announced here and in our social media on Monday March 16, Honor Flight Central Florida has cancelled our March 21 fundraising event in keeping with current concerns about the spread of Corona Virus. We are saddened to have had to share this news with all, but confident we have made the right decision in the interest of the health and well being of all our sponsors, registrants, vendors, and those planning to attend. With two prior and very successful "Hot Rods for Heroes" events held in the spring of 2018 and 2019, we had truly looked forward to this event, and are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented and sudden cancellation. As recently as last Friday, we had given serious consideration to hold the event as scheduled, and published our decision to "carry on" when options to move forward were more focused on taking recommended and increased precautions, which were put in place to ensure a safe event in the context of information available at that time. And, last Saturday, we held a final planning meeting with great excitement about honoring the commitments made by our sponsors, donors and pre-registrants to a great family event that any patriotic supporter of our Veteran community, and car, truck and motorcycle enthusiast would truly enjoy. However, as the situation evolved, and CDC recommendations became increasingly onerous late Sunday and very early Monday, we made the tough decision we believed to be in order with the maximum amount of notice we could provide to all who planned to participate in, and support the event. We are committed to do our part to help protect our attendees, staff, and members of our Veteran community we know were greatly looking forward supporting the event. We are exploring options to reschedule "Hot Rods for Heroes" at a future date in 2020,and have already reached out to advise all who pre-registered their vehicles, our generous sponsors of each facet of our event, and vendors and others who had committed to make our third annual "Hot Rods for Heroes" a success. I wish to thank all of you for your understanding and support of our decision, and ask that you bear with us as we explore our options, and define the alternate plans under consideration at this time. Watch here and on our Facebook page, for continued updates and news as soon as we can provide it. For all who donated goods and services, all our sponsors, all who spent countless hours organizing this event, and all who had planned to turn out next Saturday to support our mission and our beloved Veterans, we wish the very best for you, your families and loved ones during this challenging time. We hope you'll dedicate the compassion you demonstrated in your commitment to our event, throughout our community, in those ways now more important and needed. Kindest regards, Ed Riordan Chairman of the Board Honor Flight Central Florida

OUR MAY 2nd HONOR FLIGHT IS BEING POSTPONED

In keeping with prior discussions of our board, and guidance of the National Honor Flight Network, we are suspending our May 2 Honor Flight until further notice. the health of our Veterans and Guardians is always our primary concern. If you were confirmed to be traveling with us May 2, kindly bear with us as we organize to contact each of you personally about alternate travel dates over the next two weeks or so. . We ask that you hang in there until such time as we contact you, and when we can provide useful and definitive information on future flights.