Applications for the 2024 Flight are only being accepted online.
If you need assistance with completing the online form, or uploading your DD214 and photo ID, please email Chrissy Sanford at: Veterans@honorflightcfa.org or call her at: 910-200-2346
We have volunteers assigned to assist you.
You will need a digital copy of your DD214 and Government-issued ID to complete this application.
Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area Inc. recognizes America’s Veterans for their service and sacrifice by flying them all-expenses-paid to Washington DC to see the monuments and memorials built in their honor. Veterans who served during WW II, and the Korean and Vietnam War eras are invited to join the flight, as well as Veterans with life-limiting conditions who served during any era. Veterans are not required to have served in conflict or in country during a conflict. Priority is given to Veterans of the earlier conflicts, and to those who are ill.
Here are the guidelines and eligibility requirements for Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area:
- Be Honorably Discharged from any of the 5 services: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard
- Served prior to 1975, or have a life-limiting medical condition
- Provide a copy of DD214 or other evidence of Honorable Discharge
- Provide a copy of a current driver’s license or military ID that contains your photograph for airport security check-in
- Have no convictions for violence of any kind; no felony convictions; not a registered sex offender
- It is a VERY long day with multiples stops in the Washington, DC area. The day begins with your arrival at the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) by approximately 0700 and returning that same evening around 2100.
- If you are coming from a long distance, consider booking local hotel accommodations for the night prior to the flight and on the night of the flight. We can provide a list of hotels near the airport.
- Veterans who use any type of mobility equipment (cane, walker, crutches, or wheelchair) will have access to an HFCFA wheelchair. Your guardian will assist and help maneuver you throughout the day, no exceptions. One of our buses will have a wheelchair lift for those who require extra help getting on and off the bus.
- Your personal walkers, crutches, and wheelchairs will be kept in a secure room at ILM until we return that evening. Personal canes are the only assistive devices allowed on the aircraft.
- HFCFA will supply oxygen concentrators and delivery systems for those needing continuous oxygen, free of charge. We require a prescription from your medical provider at least one month prior to the flight. The oxygen concentrator prescription must specify the rate of flow, frequency, and type of delivery system you need (mask or cannula).
- Neither spouses nor significant others are permitted to accompany their Veteran on the trip. Other family members may apply to serve as a guardian. The minimum age for a guardian is 18. If a family member or designated friend is not escorting you, you will be assigned a guardian.
- There will be a mandatory Veterans’ Briefing and Meet & Greet event on March 23, 2024 in Wilmington. There, you will meet your guardian and others who are participating in the trip. You will be issued all your gear for flight day, given logistical information, and we will answer any questions you have. Spouses/significant others are not permitted to attend this meeting. This meeting is mandatory, so it is imperative that you make every effort to attend. We will provide advance notice of the time and location.
- Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area Board of Directors reserves the right to deny any application at the Board’s discretion.
If these conditions are acceptable to you, we look forward to receiving your completed application for the 2024 Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area.
Your DD 214 and photo ID must accompany this application for it to be considered complete.