Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area Inc. (HFCFA) recognizes America’s Veterans for their service and sacrifice by flying them all-expenses-paid to Washington, DC to see the memorials and monuments. WW II Veterans, Korean War Veterans, Vietnam War Veterans, and any Veterans who has a life limiting-illness are encouraged to apply to travel with HFCFA.
You can apply to travel with Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area by filling out the form submitting it by email to email@example.com or returning it by US mail to: Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area, 310 N. Front Street, Box 292, Wilmington, NC 28401. Please note in the subject line or on the envelope "Veteran Application".
VETERANS: Before you sign up, here are some things you should know about Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area. To be eligible for a flight you must:
- Be Honorably Discharged from any of the 5 services: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard.
- Served prior to 1975, or have a life-limiting medical condition.
- Provide a copy of DD214 or other evidence of Honorable Discharge.
- Provide a copy of your Driver’s License or military ID. It must contain your photograph. You will use this for airport security check-in.
- Have no convictions for violence of any kind; no felony convictions; not a registered sex offender.
- It is a VERY long day. The day begins with your arrival at the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) by approximately 0600 and returning that same evening around 2100.
- If you are coming from a long distance, consider booking local hotel accommodations for the night prior to the flight and on the night of the flight. We can provide a list of hotels near the airport.
- It is a very busy day with multiple stops throughout Washington, DC and Arlington, VA. You must be able to walk to and from your seat on the plane and the bus. One of our bus coaches will have a wheelchair lift for those who require extra help getting on and off the bus.
- Veterans who use any type of mobility equipment (cane, walker, crutches, or wheelchair) will have access to one of our wheelchairs. Your guardian will assist and help maneuver you throughout the day, no exceptions.
- Your personal walkers, crutches, and wheelchairs will be kept in a secure room at ILM until we return that evening. Personal canes are the only assistive devices allowed on the aircraft.
- HFCFA will supply oxygen concentrators and delivery system for those needing continuous oxygen, free of charge. We require a prescription from your medical provider at least one month prior to the flight. The oxygen concentrator prescription must specify the rate of flow, frequency, and type of delivery system you need (mask or cannula).
- Neither spouses, nor significant others are permitted to accompany their Veteran on the trip. Other family members may apply to serve as a guardian. The minimum age for a guardian is 18. If a family member is not escorting you, you will be assigned a guardian.
- There will be a Veterans’ Briefing and Meet & Greet pre-flight event on April 1, 2023. At that pre-flight day you will meet your guardian and others who are participating in the trip. You will be issued all your gear for flight day, given logistical information, and we will answer any questions you have. Spouses/significant others are not permitted to attend this meeting. This meeting is mandatory, so it is imperative that you make every effort to attend. We will provide advance notice of time and location.
- Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area Board of Directors reserves the right to deny any application at the Board’s discretion.
If these conditions are acceptable to you we look forward to receiving your application for the upcoming Honor Flight.