Flight Info & Pics

Flight Date Veterans Flown     Pictures (link opens in new window) Itinerary
April 17, 2010 97 http://imgur.com/a/H25Fp?grid
October 2, 2010 101 http://imgur.com/a/2RMW9?grid
April 2, 2011 94      http://imgur.com/a/Tg9BC?grid
October 8, 2011 100
November 12, 2011 92
April 21, 2012 90      http://imgur.com/a/WwRf6?grid
May 19, 2012 90      http://imgur.com/a/Ctrdg?grid
September 8, 2012 85
October 13, 2012 77      http://badgerhonorflight.shutterfly.com/
May 4, 2013 84
May 18, 2013 88      http://imgur.com/a/0YM7s?grid
September 14, 2013 92
October 19, 2013 84      https://imgur.com/a/6ywx2?grid
May 3, 2014 87      https://imgur.com/a/bZYcW?grid
May 17, 2014 84      https://imgur.com/a/IEADg?grid
September 13, 2014 84      https://imgur.com/a/K5yjQ?grid
October 18, 2014 85      https://imgur.com/a/tOOyw?grid
April 25, 2015 83      https://imgur.com/a/lhNNH?grid
May 16, 2015 85      https://imgur.com/a/1GlOr?grid
September 12, 2015 85      https://imgur.com/a/fuhe9?grid
October 10, 2015 88      https://imgur.com/a/mPM4r?grid
April 30, 2016 85      https://imgur.com/a/orKAb?grid
May 21, 2016 81      https://imgur.com/a/Pd6EW?grid
September 24, 2016  85      https://imgur.com/a/oMIua?grid
October 10, 2016  91      https://imgur.com/a/D3FG2?grid
April 22, 2017 88      https://imgur.com/a/Iojwi?grid  April 22, 2017 Itinerary
May 13, 2017  89      https://imgur.com/a/PsEoh?grid
September 16, 2017 88      https://imgur.com/a/Zoc1R?grid  Sept. 16, 2017 Itinerary
October 7, 2017 87      https://imgur.com/a/5qyZC?grid  Oct. 7, 2017 Itinerary
April 21, 2018 90   https://imgur.com/a/UmDK04i?grid April 21, 2018 Itinerary
May 12, 2018 97      https://imgur.com/a/Kd86SCR May 12, 2018 Itinerary
September 22, 2018 92      https://imgur.com/a/Bl2IFtf Sept 22, 2018 Itinerary
October 13, 2018  93      https://imgur.com/a/LHWGp6N  Oct 13, 2018 Itinerary
November 3, 2018  91      https://imgur.com/a/1YCmW8M  Nov 3, 2018 Itinerary
April 20, 2019  88      https://imgur.com/a/iqTrjJg April 20, 2019 Itinerary
May 18, 2019 86     May 18, 2019 Pictures May 18, 2019 Itinerary
September 7, 2019 September 7, 2019 Ininerary
October 5, 2019
November 2, 2019
     Flight Survey
Total To Date:  3,187

Day in Washington DC:

Does my Veteran need to bring a coat?

Badger Honor Flight provides each Veteran and guardian with a light jacket that they get to keep. We suggest they dress in layers based upon the forecast.

Can I meet/surprise my Veteran in D.C.?

Yes, We love it when family is able to meet up with their Vet in DC!  Public transportation is recommended if you plan to follow us around all day.  If you are planning to meet our group at the gate at our arrival airport, you will need to request a Gate Access Pass (GAP) from the GAP Coordinator at the appropriate airport.  If we are flying American Airlines into Reagan National, please follow the instructions located here https://honorflightdca.com/volunteering/greeting/greeting-how/ .  If we are flying Allegiant into Baltimore, please email bwigap19@gmail.com.  You will need to provide the full name of all people, as it appears on your government issued ID, of all people requesting GAPs.  This includes babies and children.  Please also include your date of birth and gender.

Otherwise, the best place to connect with our group is at The National Mall as we typically spend a large part of our day at the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and The Vietnam Wall.
Please see our Facebook page for the flight-specific itinerary.

Can I ride along on the bus? Can I follow the group around town?

BHF doesn’t allow ride alongs on our buses, but you can meet us at the various stops. Please check the itinerary for the times.

Where is the best place to meet/surprise the Veteran during the day?

All stops are good places to meet the Veteran! You may want to consider either the Korea/Vietnam Memorial stop as it is our longest stop with lots of free time.

How do I know where the group is from stop to stop?

BHF posts updates on our Facebook page throughout the day – follow along with us here!

My Veteran has asked me to be his Guardian because I live near D.C. When/where do I get my Guardian training?

Please contact Alexis MacDonald and Niki Sollinger badgerhonorflightdc@gmail.com for information regarding guardian training.

Who will take my Mail Call letters for the airplane?

Please contact Marnette Voeltz (608-692-2100) or Hazel Zimbric (608-320-1279) for information regarding how to get these to BHF so we may distribute them on the plane.

If you have additional DC questions, please contact Alexis MacDonald and Niki Sollinger at badgerhonorflightdc@gmail.com

Welcome Home at Dane County Regional Airport:

What time do we need to be at the airport for the Welcome Home? 

Typically the plane arrives at 8:45 but this can change each flight. Please be sure to check our official itinerary on our website and Facebook for the plane schedule. We do suggest that you arrive about an hour before the plane lands due to the large crowds at this event.

What door should we go in?

BHF recommends you enter the airport either through Door 3 or Door 4.

Are there chairs available?

BHF does provide chairs to those who need one. Please do not bring your own. If you or a family member are in need of a chair, please see a BHF volunteer in a yellow t-shirt that night.

How can I buy a red Badger Honor Flight shirt?

These shirts along with other BHF merchandise is available at our information table located near Door 3.

Can we bring signs?

Yes, you may bring signs. BHF also has a sign making area located between Door 3 and Door 4.

Is there a handicapped area for watching the parade?

Unfortunately, there is not a handicap area. However, you will find that folks will generally allow those requiring either a wheelchair or chair front row seating.

Are there bathrooms available?

There are several bathrooms located throughout Dane County Regional Airport.

Where can I park?

There is plenty of parking available in either the surface lots or in the parking ramps. The airport does charge a fee for parking as you exit the lot that evening.

What time does the plane land?

The plane arrival varies so check the itinerary posted. It does take about 15-20 minutes to unload the first set of Veterans. We ask that everyone stay until the last Veteran is through the parade route.

If you have additional questions, please contact Jaclyn Shelton at

welcomehome@badgerhonorflight.org 

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