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Honor Flight would not be successful without the generous support of our guardians. Guardians play a significant role on every trip, ensuring that every veteran has a safe and memorable experience.  

Please note:  Many of our Veterans choose a family member to be their Guardian and share their Honor Flight Maine experience with them.  Therefore, our need to "assign" a Guardian is very rare.  Our waiting list is extensive.  Our need for male Guardians and those individuals with medical training are especially needed given the age of the Veterans we are escorting.  Safety is paramount at all times!


Guardians MUST be 2nd Generation or younger and able-bodied. Same generation spouses may NOT serve as Guardians. 



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, and physically handling equipment and baggage. This is a physical, working trip for Guardians. Mature teens, adults and 'sturdy' retirees are welcomed to serve as guardians. Guardian applications must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to flight and should be submitted at the same time Veterans apply to go.  


Guardians must be of able mind and body, physically able to push a wheelchair Veteran (up to 200 lbs.) a distance of 4 miles, lift 100 pounds waist high, 50 lbs. shoulder high and 25 lbs. above the shoulders.


Guardians are asked to make a tax deductible donation to Honor Flight Maine in the amount of $500 to cover travel expenses for the trip.



  • As photographic and video equipment are frequently used to memorialize and document Honor Flight Maine trips and events, his/her image may appear in a public forum, such as the media or a website, to acknowledge, promote or advance the work of the Honor Flight Maine program


  • I hereby release the photographer and Honor Flight Maine from all claims and liability relating to said photographs. I hereby give permission for my images captured during Honor Flight Maine activities through video, photo, or other media, to be used solely for the purposes of Honor Flight Maine promotional material and publications, and waive any rights or compensation or ownership thereto.


  • I further state that medical insurance is the responsibility of the veteran and I understand that neither Honor Flight Maine nor the provider of free private aircraft ("Flight Provider") provides medical care. I understand that I accept all risks associated with travel and other Honor Flight Maine activities and will not hold Honor Flight Maine, the Flight Provider, or any person appearing or quoted in any advertisement or public service announcement for or on behalf of Honor Flight Maine responsible for any injuries incurred by me while participating in the Honor Flight Maine program. 

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