All guardians will be assigned to the veterans
by Honor Flight Northwest Ohio.
Anyone that meets the following qualifications may apply. There is no guarantee
on selection or flight. Family member guardians will also fall under this
All Honor Flight Guardians must be in good health, be able to lift 50 lbs, be
able to transfer veterans in and out of wheelchairs, push/pull and lift a
wheelchair throughout the day, and walk long distances while pushing
a wheelchair. They must also be able to bend over to tie shoes or pick up items
for veterans. In addition, you must be able to multi-task in order to assist two
veterans, if ask to do so. Honor Flight Northwest Ohio will attempt to match
veterans with guardians with comparable height/weights to ensure optimal safety.
A three-hour training session is mandatory prior to the flight.
Due to insurance requirements, if you are unable to attend the guardian training
session, you will be unable to fly.The minimum age for a guardian is 18 years old. The maximum age for a
guardian is 65 years old (inclusive). In other words, once a person reaches
his/her 66th birthday, he/she is no longer eligible to be a guardian. Sorry, no
exceptions to this policy. Honor Flight Northwest Ohio reserves the right to
refuse any guardian application for any reason.
Guardians pay their own way for this opportunity and receive the same
accommodations as the Veteran. The $200.00 fee is a small price to pay to
share in the joy and friendship that our veterans so deserve on their journey.
This covers training and peripheral costs. Any flight costs are paid by the hub
itself. IMPORTANT: Guardian Fees are payable by cash, check or money order the
day of training. DO NOT send guardian fees in with your application.