In 2008, The Quad Cities formed a local chapter of the Honor Flight Network, called Honor Flight of the Quad Cities (HFQC). The purpose of HFQC is to fly America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring their sacrifices.
Top priority is given to WWII and Korean Era Veterans, or any veterans with a terminal illness. The intention is to honor our local and regional heroes who were selfless in their military duty with a free trip to visit their memorials. Veterans within a 75 mile radius are encouraged to apply. The program operates on donations from organizations and individuals. Volunteers of all kinds plan and coordinate the flight event, and special guardians will be trained to help escort the veterans the day of the flight.
All honor flights depart on a non-stop charter from the Quad City International Airport to Washington, D.C., and return the same evening at approximately 10:00 p.m. HFQC plans on conducting a series of flights in 2012, but their dates have not yet been set. When they are set, they will appear on this website.
WWII and Korean Veterans interested in applying for the trip, as well as interested donors and volunteers, are encouraged to download an application by clicking on the “Applications” button on the home page of this website. HFQC kindly requests that no calls be made to check on the status of an application, once it has been sent. Applicants are called by volunteers of HFQC approximately 4 - 8 weeks prior to the set honor flight dates, to let them know that they have been selected to attend the next scheduled flight. All applications are dated in the order they are received.
Attn: We are now taking Guardian Applications