What is a Guardian On A Kansas Honor Flight?

Veterans requiring special assistance must have a Guardian accompany them for their trip.  A Guardian can be any friend or family member, with the exception of spouses.  It is national Honor Flight policy that spouses are ineligible to accompany veterans as Guardians, unless the spouse is also a qualified veteran (fitting the same qualifications for time and service period as the veteran going on the flight).

Guardians play a significant role on every Kansas Honor Flight, ensuring that every veteran has a safe and memorable experience. Duties include, but not limited to, physically assisting the veterans at the airport, during the flight and at the memorials. Guardians must be between 18 and 70 years of age. Guardians are also responsible for their own expenses (airline fare, etc.). The current cost for a Guardian to take the three day trip is $800, and includes air fare, hotel, meals, and ground transportation.

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Guardians must fill out a Guardian Application and submit it at (or very close to) the same time as the veteran who is also applying for a Kansas Honor Flight.  The Guardian Application can be filled out online below, or a printable PDF copy may be downloaded and mailed in along with a printed Veteran Application.  All fields with a red asterisk in the online form are required information.  In some cases, the Kansas Honor Flight may be able to provide a Guardian for a veteran if there are no available friends or family members to assume the role.  Any veterans needing a Guardian provided for them, please notify us by calling 620-546-2400 or emailing info@kansashonorflight.org

Become A Guardian By Filling Out The Online Guardian Application Below!

Kansas Honor Flight Online Guardian Application
The Kansas Honor Flight would not be successful without the generous support of our guardians. Guardians play a significant role on every trip, ensuring that every Veteran has a safe and memorable experience. Next generation family members (ages 18 – 70) may serve as guardians, as long as they can perform the duties, however spouses of Veterans may not go on the trips unless they are also a Veteran or if medical need is mandated. Exceptions are handled on a case-by-case basis (wheelchair, blind, vertigo, Alzheimer’s, etc.) and doctor verification may be required. Guardian duties include, but are not limited to, travel to and from airport, and physically assisting the Veterans at the airport, during the flight and at the memorials. Guardian contributions cover all expenses (airline fare, hotel, meals, and ground transportation. If the guardian is unable to attend, incurred expenses are non-refundable. For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact us by phone at (620) 546-2400 or e-mail us at info@KansasHonorFlight.org. Kansas Honor Flight, Inc.is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. A letter acknowledging the generous donation by the Guardian will be mailed to the designated donor. All programs and services of Kansas Honor Flight, Inc. are offered on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, age, marital or family status, disability, or political beliefs.
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Guardians make a donation of $800 to go on a Kansas Honor Flight.  You can make your donation via credit/debit card by clicking the button below.  You can also send payment by check to the following address (check payable to "Kansas Honor Flight"):  Kansas Honor Flight P.O. Box 2371 Hutchinson, KS, 67504. 

Please make sure to enclose a memo along with your check, stating the donation is for a Guardian Application, and be sure to add your Flight Number once it has been given to you.