Honor Flight Central Florida’s next flight mission is Saturday, October 19th!

October 13, 2019 – With the completion of our flight mission orientation yesterday, final details are completed to carry out our October 19, 2019 Honor Flight to our nation’s capital.

Honor Flight Central Florida will be carrying out our final flight mission in 2019. We are excited to provide an Honor Flight for another 24 of our Central Florida hometown heroes that served their country and all of us during the WWII, Korea and Vietnam eras. Our tour of honor will take us to witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, the Women in Service Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial, and the WWII, Korea and Vietnam Veterans Memorials in our nation’s capital.

We are pleased to share that we have partnered with our good friends at the Cox Media Group in their support of our organization and mission. CMG will have two of their on-air personalities joining us on our October 19 flight mission as Guardians to two of our Veteran Honorees. Both Joe Kelley of 96.5 WDBO, and Obie Diaz of K92 Country, will participate in personally honoring our Veterans as part of the Cox Media Group support of our efforts and this flight mission.

We hope that all of you can join in a great surprise welcome home for our heroes on their arrival back to Orlando International Airport (MCO) to honor their service and sacrifices. We want their day of honor to conclude with a display of gratitude and patriotism, so bring some signs, display Old Glory, and wear your red white and blue best. Be sure to bring the kids, because this is a true American family event, and our most Senior heroes deserve our adulation and respect.

Meet the welcoming public in terminal A next to Starbucks on the departure level where we enter the terminal around 10:30 PM. Our group will be arriving on Southwest Airlines flight #3817 due in at 10:20 PM. Please be sure to check with Southwest for our on time arrival before heading to the airport.  We hope you’ll share this special event with your friends and family and encourage all of them to attend so we can give our heroes the welcome home they never got when they concluded their service.

Although all seats are full for this flight mission, we encourage Veterans of WWll, Korea and Vietnam to apply to fly with us in 2020. We also encourage those interested in serving as Guardians to our heroes on a future Honor Flight mission to apply soon to assure seating in 2020. Applications can be found at www.honorflightcentralflorida.org.

Questions can be addressed to us in e-mail to: honor.flight.central.florida@gmail.com

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Honor Flight Central Florida’s next Flight Mission is scheduled for October 19, 2019

September 26, 2019 – In only three short weeks, Honor Flight Central Florida will be carrying out our final flight mission in 2019. We are excited to provide an Honor Flight for another 24 of our Central Florida hometown heroes that served their country and all of us during the WWII, Korea and Vietnam eras. Our tour of honor will take us to witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, the Women in Service Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial, and the WWII, Korea and Vietnam Veterans Memorials in our nation’s capital.

We hope that all of you can join in a great surprise welcome home for our heroes on their arrival back to Orlando International Airport (MCO) to honor their service and sacrifices. We want their day of honor to conclude with a display of gratitude and patriotism, so bring some signs, display Old Glory, and wear your red white and blue best. Be sure to bring the kids, because this is a true American family event, and our most Senior heroes deserve our adulation and respect.

Meet the welcoming public in terminal A next to Starbucks on the departure level where we enter the terminal around 10:30 PM. Our group will be arriving on Southwest Airlines flight #3817 due in at 10:20 PM. Please be sure to check with Southwest for our on time arrival before heading to the airport.  We hope you’ll share this special event with your friends and family and encourage all of them to attend so we can give our heroes the welcome home they never got when they concluded their service.

 

 

 

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.