VeteransQualifications and How To Apply For A Flight
The Kansas Honor Flight Mission:
The mission of the Kansas Honor Flight is to honor all of our veterans of WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War by providing them with a three-day trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials built in their honor and to take part in some of the ceremonies at those memorials. The trip is provided at no cost to qualified veterans.
Who Can Go On A Kansas Honor Flight?
Any Kansas veteran of our armed forces who served during WWII, Korea, or Vietnam--regardless of whether they served overseas, on a combat tour, or state-side--qualifies to go on a Kansas Honor Flight. Even if the veteran did not enter military service in the state of Kansas, if they are CURRENTLY a Kansas resident (and have been for some time) they can still qualify to go. However, ALL veterans must have served during the time periods indicated below:
December 7th, 1941 - December 31st, 1946 (World War II)
June 25th, 1950 - January 31st, 1955 (Korean War)
February 28th, 1961 - May 7th, 1975 (Vietnam War)
How Does A Veteran Apply To Go On A Kansas Honor Flight?
Veterans, friends, or family members must fill out a Veterans Application Form to request to go on a Kansas Honor Flight. This can be done quickly and easily using the online application form below, or you can download a printable PDF form, and fill it out and mail it to us. All of the fields with a red asterisk are required and must be filled out before moving on to the next page of the form. We have several hundred veterans on a waiting list at any given time, and recommend that applications be submitted right away as it will be months before a flight is assigned to approved veterans. Please be patient with us as we take all applications on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to World War II veterans, and terminally ill veterans regardless of when they served (i.e. they move to the front of the line and go sooner than others--we have to send them while we still have them with us!).
Veterans requiring special assistance will be assigned a Guardian to assist them during their trip, or a friend or family member can request to accompany the veteran as a Guardian but must fill out a separate Guardian Application. Guardians need to be able bodied and between the ages of 18 & 70. The guardian may not be the spouse or “significant other” of the veteran. For more info about Guardians, click here.
NOTE: AS OF MAY 3, 2023, ANYONE GOING ON A KANSAS HONOR FLIGHT WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A VALID "REAL ID" IN ORDER TO TRAVEL BY AIR. THIS IS A DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REQUIREMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS, VISIT THE DHS WEBSITE BY CLICKING HERE.
Apply TODAY to Take A Flight By Filling Out The Online Form Below!
Click Here To Download and Print a Veterans Application
Kansas Honor Flight, Inc. recognizes American Veterans for your sacrifices and achievements by flying you to Washington, D.C. to see your Memorial at no cost to the veteran. Priority is given to terminally ill Veterans who qualify. Veteran selection is by war (WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam War) and then by the date the application is received by Kansas Honor Flight, unless other circumstances prevail. Kansas Honor Flight strives to provide a safe and comfortable trip for the veterans. Guardians will accompany those Veterans needing physical assistance to have a safe, memorable and rewarding experience. For additional information, please contact us by phone at (620) 546-2400 or by e-mail at lnfo@KansasHonorFlight.org or visit our website at www.KansasHonorFlight.org.
NOTE: AS OF OCTOBER 1ST, 2021, ANYONE GOING ON A KANSAS HONOR FLIGHT WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A VALID "REAL ID" IN ORDER TO TRAVEL BY AIR. THIS IS A DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REQUIREMENT. For more information about this, visit the DHS website at https://www.dhs.gov/real-id.
By submitting this application, I acknowledge and agree that:
- As photographic and video equipment are frequently used to memorialize and document Honor Flight trips and events, his and/or her image may appear in a public forum, such as the media or a website, to acknowledge, promote or advance the work of the Honor Flight program and Kansas Honor Flight. I hereby release the photographer, Honor Flight, and Kansas Honor Flight from all claims and liability relating to said photographs. I hereby give permission for my images captured during Honor Flight activities through video, photo, or other media, to be used solely for the purposes of Honor Flight promotional material and publications and waive any rights or compensation or ownership hereto.
- I further state that medical insurance is the responsibility of the veteran and/or guardian and I understand that Honor Flight nor Kansas Honor Flight does NOT provide medical care. I understand that I accept all risks associated with travel and other Honor Flight activities and will not hold Kansas Honor Flight, Inc. or Honor Flight, Inc. responsible for any injuries incurred by me while participating in the Honor Flight program. Submission of this application grants us the right to share your information with our volunteer medical, flight and administrative staff.