Guardian Online Application

A Guardian serves as a trained, traveling companion to our Honor Flight participants, many of whom are aged in the upper 80's and 90's.

Guardians are essential to the success of every Honor Flight.  Without these patriotic volunteers we would not be able to carry out the dreams of so many Veterans, enabling them to see the memorials built in their honor.

From the moment the veterans are in our hands until we return them to their loved ones in the evening, Guardians will be asked to treat these heroes as if they are family and ensure that every Veteran has a safe, memorable, and rewarding experience.

Our Guardians play such a significant role. Honor Flight Louisiana will provide training to those individuals chosen to receive the honor of becoming a Guardian. 

During this training we will be covering the obvious safety and health concerns and just as importantly how to ensure that each Veteran has the best trip he or she possibly can.

Some Guardian Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and at least one generation younger than WWII Veterans (exceptions must be approved by Board of Directors)

  • Must be able to lift 100 pounds

  • Pay Guardian Fee of typically $550 (as of August 23, 2019)

  • Priority given to Guardians with medical training and to family members of chosen Veterans

IMPORTANT: All prospective Guardian Candidates MUST attend Guardian Training PRIOR to going on a Honor Flight with a Veteran.

Guardian Candidate Information *
Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of one of the most important teams around – Honor Flight. Before you fill out your application there are a few things we would like you to know. • Honor Flight Louisiana, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization. We receive hundreds of emails and phone calls each month. We do our best to respond to each of them in a timely manner; however, please understand we have limited manpower. If you contact us expect some delay in our response. If you have not received a response within a week please try again. Also - we do not call to confirm receipt of your application. If you want to check your status please send us an email. • The #1 priority of each trip is the safety of our Veterans and everyone else on board. Guardians are an integral part of our operation and are selected by our flight team based on our criteria (explained on the application). Not every applicant is accepted. Guardians candidates requesting to guide a family member must meet the same criteria as non-family candidates and are not guaranteed acceptance. • Guardian Training – every person serving as a Guardian on an Honor Flight must attend guardian training conducted by Honor Flight Louisiana, Inc. prior to each flight. Guardian training is typically offered the day before each trip. If you live out of state please contact us to discuss your options. • The guardian fee is typically $550. It is due when you have been assigned a flight and is not-refundable. This fee serves as the funding for your trip, as well as a general donation to the organization. While we will try to keep the price fixed, it is a variable cost that may rise or fall from flying season to flying season. • We use our website to communicate with the public – please look there for information before contacting us.
Personal Information
Name *
Address *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Home Phone
Home Phone
Mobile Phone *
Mobile Phone
Are you a permanent resident of Louisiana? *
Are you a Veteran? *
If a Veteran, please indicate WHICH BRANCH, as well as a brief synopsis on WHEN and WHERE you served.
Please list one (1) personal reference:
Phone *
Please List One (1) Emergency Contact:
son, daughter, etc.
Phone *
General Information
Are you requesting to travel with a specific Veteran? *
If YES, please name the Veteran. (Please note that the Veteran application must be submitted separately, with a note on each application cross-referencing to the other application. Spouses are not eligible to be a Guardian for the Veteran.)
Are you able to push a Veteran in a wheelchair up a slight incline? *
Can you push 100 pounds? *
Choose from the dropdown menu.
(e.x. EMT, CPR, Paramedic, Nursing, etc.)
Guardians are selected by our flight selection team based on qualifying criteria. Generally, there is one Guardian for every Veteran. At the time of the flight, the Guardian must be at least 18, and for those over 65 that wish to be a Guardian, you will need to be qualified by our Flight Medical Director. The Guardian must be physically fit and be able to push 100 pounds, as he / she may be assisting Veterans in and out of wheelchairs, up and down stairs, etc. Priority shall be given to medically-trained volunteers and active duty military personnel. Family members of Veterans (except for spouses and significant others) are eligible to apply - however they must meet selection criteria. The Guardian is responsible to pay for his / her trip and must attend a mandatory training session. The Guardian fee is typically $750 and is non-refundable.
Please Review carefully and sign
The applicant understands, acknowledges, and agrees:
(1) *
That as a condition to being a Volunteer and/or Guardian on an Honor Flight mission, I will be doing so at my own risk. Honor Flight Louisiana, Inc. as well as their agents, staff, volunteers, officers, sponsors etc., shall not be held liable for, and are hereby released from any claims, liabilities, loses, damages, costs or expenses related to or arising out of any injury to my person or property. I personally hereby forever release, acquit, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the aforementioned entities, its agents, officers and employees etc., from any and all causes of action including personal liability, illness, death, property damage, costs, charges, claims, demands, and liabilities of any kind. It shall be further understood that any and all medical and/or cancellation insurance is the responsibility of the applicant, volunteer and/or guardian.
(2) *
I shall also give permission for the free use of my name and photo likeness in broadcast, telecast, written, pictorial accounts and promotions of Honor Flight Louisiana, Inc.
(3) *
The Guardian fee is non-refundable, and that I will provide payment before my selection can be finalized as a Guardian.
(4) *
I have read and understand the terms of this application and have signed voluntarily.
(Ex: "s/John Smith")
(Ex: "s/John Smith")
Date of Signature *
Date of Signature