Guardians are essential to the success of the Honor Flight Network Program. Without these volunteers we would not be able to carry out the dreams of so many veterans, enabling them to see the memorials built in their honor.
The veteran’s safety and health are our primary concern and Honor Flight Kentucky requires applicants adhere to strict Guardian guidelines. Guardian duties include physically assisting veterans at the airport, during the flight, and at the memorials.
In order to serve as a guardian, applicants must be between 18-64 years of age and one generation removed (at least 15 years younger) from their veteran. Applicants between 65-69 years of age may be considered with a medical review from one of our doctors. In addition spouses and significant others may not serve as guardians. Guardians should be intellectually, physically, and emotionally capable of caring for their veteran. We reserve the right to refuse any guardian application. All guardians are responsible for paying a $500 travel fee, which helps to ensure that our veterans continue to fly for free.
Please note that Guardian Training is mandatory to assume the responsibilities as a qualified Guardian before participating on a mission.
By submitting your application, you are agreeing to the following statement. As a Guardian, I agree to donate the sum of $500.00 as determined by the Honor Flight Kentucky Chapter Board of Directors to offset my costs (airfare, meals, insurance, charter bus, police escort, t-shirt and ancillary items) involved with my participation in an Honor Flight Mission. As a 501 (c)(3) Charity as determined by the IRS, your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law and shall be acknowledged by the Honor Flight Kentucky Chapter.
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