Guardians

DSC01004"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, it is the urge to serve others, at what ever cost"
- Arthur Ashe
Guardians play a significant role to ensure that every veteran has a safe and memorable experience.  From the moment the veterans arrive at the airport, until we return them to their loved ones, guardians are asked to treat these hereos as if they were family and ensure every guardian has a safe and honoring experience.

DSC00983Spouses may NOT serve as guardians.  Guardians must be able-bodied and between the ages of 18 and 75.  The primary responsibility of a guardian is the physical safety and security of one or more veterans – helping up and down steps, off buses, wheeling veterans up and down ramps in wheelchairs and physically handling equipment and baggage.  This is a physical, working trip for all guardians.  Guardians will be interviewed regarding their health status and physical abilities.

Guardian applications must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to flight.  If you are requesting to accompany a family member, please submit your application at the same time as your veteran’s application.  Guardians pay for their trip and will be on the same flight as the veteran.  The cost per guardian has presently been set at $1000.00, and covers the expenses for your entire trip including airfare, lodging, meals, tips, and local transportation. (Cost subject to change, please check with Honor Flight Southern Arizona for latest prices).

If you would like to become a guardian on an "Honor Flight" with us, please fill out the electronic application form below or download  Guardian APP - Jan 2013 and mail to:

Honor Flight Southern Arizona
PO Box 32649
Tucson, AZ 85751
Attn: Guardian Application

You may also email your application or your questions to: guardian@honorflightsaz.org

For further information, please visit our FAQ page, or see our Sample Itinerary to get an idea of what to expect on your trip.  You may contact us by calling (520) 204-1391 or email us at our general email box: info@honorflightsaz.org.  We will be happy to explain more about the application process.

Guardian seats are limited.  The usual ratio of veterans to guardians is 2:1 dependent upon the needs of the veterans.  You may be assigned to look after more than one veteran.

Personal Information


Please enter your name as it appears on you license or government ID.

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If a veteran, please indicate BRANCH of service, WHEN and WHERE you served:

Volunteering Information

How did you hear about Honor Flight Arizona?

Please list any local organizations you belong to such as VFW, American Legion, Elks, DAR, etc.

Please list any previous volunteer experience:

Personal Reference

Emergency Contact




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Travel Information

Are you requesting to travel with a specific veteran?NoYes

Are you able to push a wheelchair up a slight incline? YesNo

Please identify any physical disabilities, restricts, and/or medical conditions that would limit your ability to fulfill the duties of a guardian. Also, please list any medications being taken and how often.

Please note any medical experience you may have (e.g., Nurse, Doctor, EMT, CPR, Paramedic).

Please Review Carefully and Sign:

The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that:

  1. As photographic and video equipment are frequently used to memorialize and document Honor Flight Southern Arizona or Honor Flight Tucson trips and events, my image may appear in a public forum, such as the media or a website, to acknowledge and promote the work of the program. I hereby release the photographer and Honor Flight Southern Arizona or Honor Flight Tucson from all claims and liability relating to said photographs. I hereby give permission for any images of myself captured during activities through video, photo, or other media, to be used solely for the purposes of Honor Flight Southern Arizona or Honor Flight Tucson promotional material and publications, and waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.
  2. I further state that medical insurance is the responsibility of myself (the guardian) and I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Honor Flight Southern Arizona or Honor Flight Tucson, its agents and Board of Directors, from any and all liability arising out of or in consequence of, or injury sustained as a result of, any activity connected with myself or family members while participating in the Honor Flight Program.