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Happy Thanksgiving!

The 2023 flight season was amazing!

We flew 9 missions and 734 veterans:

WWII - 5

WWII; Korea; Vietnam - 1

Cold K-V - 22

Cold W-K; Korea - 2

Korea - 33

Korea; Cold K-V - 1

Korea; Vietnam - 1

Cold K-V; Vietnam - 27

Cold K-V; Vietnam; Post VN - 2

Vietnam - 601

Vietnam; Post VN - 14

Vietnam; Post VN; Global War on Terror - 5

Vietnam; Global War on Terror - 5

Vietnam; Post VN; Other - 1

Post VN - 11

Post VN; Global War on Terror - 1

Global War on Terror - 2


Air Force - 145

Air Force; Army - 6

Air Force; Marine Corps - 1

Air Force; Navy - 1

Army - 351

Army; Navy - 1

Coast Guard - 4

Marine Corps - 72

Navy - 153

Honor Flight Columbus: 16 years, 128 Missions, 9,335 veterans

We are thankful for:

…The veterans for trusting us to give them the day of honor they most richly deserve.

…The 463 guardians, support staff, and DC-based volunteers that gave of their time, money, and support in 2023.

…The team of loyal volunteers – Breakfast Team, Ground Crew Team, Flight Day Logistics Team (Photographers, Check-in, Gate Help), Hero Salute Team, In-Office Flight Prep Team, Mail Call Team, Mail Call Distribution Team, Media Team, Medical Team, Outreach Team, Regional Volunteer Team, Reunion Volunteer Team, Veteran Ambassador Team, Veteran Call Team, and the Wheelchair Maintenance Team.

…Our generous 2023 sponsors: Vance Outdoors, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, The All Life Foundation, The Dublin Community (Dublin Schools, Washington Twp Fire, Rozanski Foundation), OhioHealth, The Ragan/McNamara Families, Battelle, and Nationwide.

...Grateful Americans who donate to support our mission.

…Our dedicated vendors, airline & bus charters

Honor Flight Columbus will continue to fly veterans as long as we have veterans to fly! As of today, we have 431 veterans on our waitlist for the Spring 2024 flights. If you have a veteran in your life that is 65-year-old or older that served full-time activity duty (outside of any basic training active duty) or 20+ years in the guard/reserves, have them submit a veteran application! Our 2024 flight dates will be announced around Christmastime.

We are blessed to have so many loyal supporters of Honor Flight Columbus. Thank you all for a wonderful 2023 Flight Season.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Honor Flight Columbus: To Honor. To Share. To Celebrate.

It is ALL about our Veterans!

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