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 War 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 of the Quad Cities are encouraged to apply. The program operates on donations from organizations and individuals. Volunteers of all kinds plan and coordinate the flight events, and special guardians are trained to help escort the veterans on flight days.
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. Remaining flights for 2014 appear on this website.
WWII and Korean War Veterans interested in applying for the trip, as well as interested donors and volunteers, are encouraged to visit the Application Forms page of this website to complete an online application or download an application for mailing in. HFQC kindly requests that no calls be made to check on application status, once it has been sent. Applicants are called by HFQC volunteers 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.