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Veteran Applications

Your Service Deserves An Honor Flight
Veteran with HFCFA

Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area proudly honors America's Veterans with all-expenses-paid trips to the DC memorials. 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.​ Applications for our flights are accepted online. Veterans are not required to have served in conflict or in country during a conflict.


Applications for the 2025 flight will be posted by end of Summer 2024. If you are unable to wait until 2025 to fly with us, please take a look at the Lone Eagle Program described below or reach out to our Veteran Leader (contact information below).  Please fill out a "contact us" form to be contacted once the 2025 Flight applications become available. 


​When available, if you need assistance with the application, volunteers are available to assist you in completing the online form. See the contact information below. Before you start the process to fill out the form, be certain you have a scan or photograph of your DD-214 and a government-issued photo ID available to attach to the online form.  You will also want to have a list of your medications handy.  

More Information

Here are the guidelines and eligibility requirements for Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area:   

  • 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 a current driver’s license or military ID that contains your photograph for airport security 

  • Have no convictions for violence of any kind; no felony convictions; not a registered sex offender 

General Information:

  • It is a VERY long day with multiples stops in the Washington, DC area.   The day begins with your arrival at the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) by approximately 0700 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.  

  • Veterans who use any type of mobility equipment (cane, walker, crutches, or wheelchair) will have access to an HFCFA wheelchair.  Your guardian will assist and help maneuver you throughout the day, no exceptions.  One of our buses will have a wheelchair lift for those who require extra help getting on and off the bus.  

  • 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 systems 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 or designated friend is not escorting you, you will be assigned a guardian.

  • There will be a Veterans’ Briefing and Meet & Greet event a month before the flight.  At that session 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 the 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 completed application for Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area.

Your DD 214 and photo ID must accompany this application for it to be considered complete.
Lone Eagle Program

Veterans with life limiting illnesses may also want to consider the Lone Eagle Program run by the national Honor Flight Network.  More information can be found by clicking the button below.

Questions? Chrissy's got answers!

Only online applications are being accepted for our flights.  If you need assistance, please let Veteran Leader Chrissy Sanford know.  She can be reached at: or by cell: 910-200-2346

Veteran Leader

Chrissy Sanford

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