Guardians are responsible to physically assist the Veterans prior to flight, during flight, during the visit to the memorials, and the journey home. This is an 18 hour day. Guardians cannot be a spouse/significant other and must be between 18 –70 years of age.
Guardians are required to pay a tax-deductible fee of $500. This helps defray the cost of airfare, meals, and clothing. Once you have been confirmed on a flight, you will be notified of where to send your payment and the due date.
Each Guardian is required to attend a mandatory training session to ensure the safety and success of the mission.
Family Guardian applications must be received prior to Veteran notification.
Real ID Law To Be Enforced Effective October 1, 2022 Real ID, Enhanced Drivers License or Passport will be Required to Pass Thru Airport TSA Checkpoints by Veterans, Guardians, Flight Crew & All Gate Side Volunteers
Apply to fly with Talons Out Honor Flight as a Guardian
A Guardian has the privilege and honor of accompanying a Veteran on their Honor Flight. As a Guardian, you are responsible for the well being of this Veteran for the entire day. Often a family member takes up this honor. However, many people line up to enjoy this privilege.
We are a completely non-profit organization working to honor our Veterans. We ask all Guardians to pay their own way on the Honor Flight, so that all funds we raise go towards honoring our Veterans. The $500 fee covers a guardians costs for the day.
If you would like to be a Guardian to a Veteran on an Honor Flight please fill out either the online application or print and fill out the PDF Form and send it to Talon’s Out.
Please note: The safety of our veterans is our #1 priority. Each guardian is required to attend a mandatory training session to ensure the safety and success of the mission. Guardian training is 3-hours on the Saturday 2 weeks prior to flight day, from 9:00 in the morning until noon.
Honor Flight would not be successful without the generous support of our Guardians. Guardians are responsible to physically assist the veterans prior to flight, during the flight and during the visit to the memorials. Guardians cannot be a spouse and must be between 18 –70 years of age. Due to the cost of training and providing all the items necessary for a safe journey, Guardians chosen to participate must have a minimum $500 donation on record 30 days prior to flight date.
The Talons Out Honor Flight is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and this donation is tax-deductible.