HONOR FLIGHT OF CENTRAL OREGON (HFCO)
Q. Who can go on a Honor Flight of Central Oregon trip?
Veterans are placed on the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis according to the following priorities: World War II veterans and terminally ill veterans of any conflict, followed by Korean War and then Vietnam War.
Guardians are generally selected by the veterans, and are usually members of the veteran’s family. Every veteran must have a guardian. If the veteran does not have a guardian, we have volunteer guardians who will accompany him/her. Guardians must be able to lift up to 100 pounds, and be able to walk 5 miles pushing a wheelchair. Spouses of veterans are not eligible to be guardians. Guardians must pay their own way, which is currently $1,500, and must attend a mandatory training session prior to the flight.
Q. How much does it cost? Who pays for the trip?
The Honor Flight experience comes at no cost to the veterans. All expenses are paid, with the exception of any souvenirs he/she may wish to purchase. Flights are funded by donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and other groups who wish to be an important part of honoring these heroes. Guardians pay their own trip expenses, which is currently $1,500.
Q. What can I do to help?
Donations are graciously accepted.
Volunteers are critical to the success of Honor Flight of Central Oregon. We simply could not fulfill our mission without the time and talents of a great many good-hearted men and women. Our volunteers assist in a myriad of ways, on flight days and throughout the year. If you’re interested in becoming part of our team, please fill out the Volunteer Application.
Q. What if I require a wheelchair and/or oxygen?
We take a wheelchair for every veteran on every flight, for their use if needed during the trip.
If a veteran requires oxygen, their health care provider must supply a prescription that identifies the delivery method (mask or cannula), frequency (as needed or continuously), and the rate of delivery (liters per minute). An Honor Flight of Central Oregon doctor will contact the veteran for additional information.
Q. Who is in charge of the program?
Honor Flight of Central Oregon is part of the Honor Flight Network whose governing board establishes general protocols, policies and credentialing, maintains a national website and oversees several programs. Honor Flight of Central Oregon has an independent board composed of Central Oregon area individuals, all dedicated to the success of the mission to bring our World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans to Washington, D.C. for a four day mission of honor.
Our next Honor Flight trip is scheduled for September 20 – 23, 2023. This flight is full so we are now accepting applications for September of 2024.
Dane Prevatt, HFCO Hub Leader: Cell: 720-257-1803,
Mailing address: Honor Flight of Central Oregon,P.O. Box 7963, Bend, Oregon 9770
Don DeLand, HFCO Vice President: Cell: 503-869-0318
Honor Flight of Central Oregon is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity and State of Oregon as a Public Interest Not for Profit Corporation, EIN 81-12011731.
Contributions to the Honor Flight of Central Oregon are tax deductible.