Returning FlightsCome and Welcome Our Heroes Home!
Join Us in Welcoming Our Kansas Veterans Home!
Whenever our Kansas veterans make their return flight home, they are greeted with a welcome home ceremony that many of them never received--a true "Heroes Welcome Home" at the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport. Friends and families of the veterans, as well as active duty military personnel, state and local leaders--ALL are invited to attend. This includes YOU!
NOTE: There is free parking ONLY in the 4th (upper) level of the parking garage for volunteers and attendees of the Welcome Home Ceremony. Pick up your ticket as normal when entering the gate, then tell them you are with Kansas Honor Flight at the ticket payment booth when you leave. You will be allowed to exit the parking area at no charge.
We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes early. Most flights arrive around 11:55 a.m. but occasionally are early. You don't want to miss their big arrival!
What Do I Do Once I Arrive?
Once inside, please come to the far East end of the the terminal. This is where the WICHITA HEROES WELCOME HOME will take place. The returning flights are scheduled to arrive around 12 NOON. We ask everyone to be in the terminal building far East end by 11:00-11:15 AM. Sometimes these flights get in early and we want to be in place and ready when they arrive. Small American Flags will be available for a small donation. Please bring the whole family and "WELCOME HOME" signs!!!
If you plan on busing in a school or other organization, please notify us IN ADVANCE of the scheduled date. For safety and security reasons we need to know if large groups are going to attend. Contact our returning flight coordinator David Blanding at email@example.com.
Whenever we have the volunteers to do so, we will stream the return of our Kansas veterans LIVE on Facebook. Click or tap the button below to follow us on Facebook for photos, video and more of our Heroes Welcome Home!
The Kansas Honor Flight wants to give a special THANK YOU to the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution who come out to our Heroes Welcome Home ceremonies and provide each returning Kansas veteran with a small American Flag!