What does it cost the veteran for a flight?
Veterans pay nothing for these trips, its our pleasure to offer our veterans this experience to travel to their memorial at No Cost. Airfare, lodging, meals, and ground transportation cost are covered by generous donations to the UHF program by private and corporate donors.
Can my spouse be my guardian?
Our policy states that spouses or significant others are not eligible to be guardians.
Do I need to bring a wheelchair?
No, UHF well see to it that wheel chairs will be available to our veterans for the entire trip.
How do sponsored flights work with the "first come, first serve" policy?
In accordance with the national HFN policy, the participation or non-participation of a sponsored veterans program is at the discretion of the Utah Honor Flight Board. UHF’s Board must determine to accept or decline the offer of sponsorship.
After being approved by the UHF Board, sponsors may choose to sponsor veterans who may or may not be on the waiting list and can choose to sponsor a specific group of veterans past on demographic (ex: county sponsored flight, women only flight, etc.) The UHF Board strongly recommends that sponsors allow for at least 30% of veterans on the flight be from the current UHF Wait List.
How are Veterans selected
Veterans or a family member must submit an application. Top priority is given to WWII Veterans. Next priority will be Korean War Veterans, then Vietnam veterans and continue in chronological order of conflicts. Anyone (male or female) serving on active duty ANYWHERE at ANY TIME during the below dates is a veteran of the war/conflict:
WWII: December 7, 1941- December 31, 1946
Cold War Dec 1946 – Dec 26, 1991
Korean War: June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955
Vietnam War: February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada: August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984
Panama: December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990
Gulf War/War on Terrorism: August 2, 1990 – Present