Escorts are essential to the success of the Honor Flight Network. Without these volunteers we would not be able to safety transport so many elderly veterans.
Typically during our trips, we divide the veterans into groups and assign an escort to each group. Even before the veterans arrive at the airport, the escort’s responsibilities begin with flight preparation and going over their packet of material. Once the veterans start to arrive, escorts will ensure boarding passes and IDs are available, distribute Honor Flight hats, get the veterans through security and to the gate, assist in boarding, and push wheelchaired veterans.
From the moment the veterans are in our hands until we return them to their loved ones in the evening, escorts will be asked to treat these heroes as if they are family and ensure that every veteran has a safe, memorable, and rewarding experience.
Because they play such a significant role in our program, we will provide training for all escorts prior to participating in one of our trips. If you qualify for an escort position, the cost of this priceless eperience is $500.
If you would like more information about becoming a Escort, please contact us at 352-351-9341.