Guardians are essential to the success of the Honor Flight Program. Without these volunteers we would not be able to carry out the dreams of so many WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans, enabling them to see the memorials built in their honor.
Guardian training is required. A flexible schedule will be created so each guardian can make one of the several sessions. Specific information will be shared when training session are set.
From the moment the veterans are in our hands until we return them to their loved ones at the end of the day, guardians will be asked to treat these heroes as if they are family and ensure that every veteran has a safe, memorable, and rewarding experience.
Guardians are volunteers. Guardians pay $400 each for the privilege of escorting our American heroes.
Please read IMPORTANT INFO about Real ID under Veterans Application.
Veterans Applications can be mailed or scanned and emailed to email@example.com. If you have any other questions about becoming a guardian, please contact us at (631)702-2423 or use the Email form on the Contact Page.
Applications can also be picked up in the Community Services Office, Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road in Southampton.
It is Honor Flight's privilege to fly our Veteran heroes to Washington, DC. Our highest priority is to the WWII veterans along with Korean and Vietnam War Veterans and any veteran facing terminal illness.
Veterans fly free but must submit an application to get on our wait list. We call veterans to participate on a“first come first served” based on the application date.
Please encourage all WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to submit an application to get on the waiting list.
Applications can also be picked up in the Community Services Office, Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road in Southampton, or call (631) 702-2423 to have one mailed.
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Flying with a REAL ID
REAL ID starts in less than a year.
October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.
Check for the star.
REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a star at the top of the card. If you’re not sure, contact your state driver’s license agency on how to obtain a REAL ID compliant card.
About enhanced driver's licenses.
Michigan, Vermont, Minnesota, and New York states issue REAL ID and state-issued enhanced driver’s licenses, both of which are acceptable. Washington state issues enhanced driver’s licenses only.
State-issued enhanced driver's licenses are marked with a flag. These documents will be accepted at the airport security checkpoint when the REAL ID enforcement goes into effect.
It’s the law.
Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the federal government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act and implementing regulations establish minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibit federal agencies, like TSA, from accepting licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards for official purposes, such as getting through the airport security checkpoint to board a plane.