Attention Korean Veterans:
Please be aware that the Guardian to Veteran ratio may be different for the Korean vets.
Effective November 1, 2012 the
guardian requirements have changed as follows.
guardians will be assigned to
the veterans by Honor Flight Northwest Ohio. Veterans with complex
medical conditions will be assigned to a medical team member to serve as their
guardian and those veterans that do not demonstrate specific medical needs, or
live independently, will be sharing a guardian during the flight.
Anyone that meets the following
qualifications may apply. There is no guarantee on selection or flight.
Applications will be placed in our data base based on the post mark on the
application envelope. Family member guardians will also fall under this
requirement and if selected will be responsible for up to two veterans.
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 be able to assist two
veterans at the same time. Honor Flight Northwest Ohio will attempt to match
veterans with guardians with comparable height/weights to ensure optimal safety.
Veterans that meet defined
medical conditions will be assigned their own guardian based on the following:
The veteran is in Hospice care,
resides in an assisted living setting, or resides in a nursing home.
The veteran is terminally ill
A three-hour training
session is mandatory prior to the flight. Our guardians must be
responsible, respectful, kind, considerate, enthusiastic and patient! 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.
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 unless
specifically told to do so.
To get started,
Guardian Application here and mail it to the address on the form.
Questions about being a guardian or completing the application please contact
Peg Tichy at 419-472-5045 or