The inaugural Honor Flight Tour took place in May of 2005. Six small planes flew out of Springfield, Ohio taking twelve World War II Veterans on a visit to the memorial in Washington, DC. In August of 2005, an ever-expanding waiting list of Veterans led our transition to commercial airline carriers with the goal of accommodating as many Veterans as possible. Partnering with HonorAir in Hendersonville, North Carolina, the Honor Flight Network was formed. Today, the network is expanding its programs to cities across the nation.
Honor Flight Bay Area was founded in 2014 to serve those in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since Honor Flight Bay Area was founded, other Honor Flight Hubs have closed leaving our hub to service approximately 40 counties in Northern California (from the Bay Area to the northern California border with Oregon to the Nevada boarder).
Board of Directors
Sales Manager, ABB Inc.; General Electric Co. (Ret.); Navy Veteran
CEO USS HORNET Museum (Ret.); Navy Veteran
Connie Johnson, RN
Critical Care Nurse
General Electric Co. (Ret.); Navy Veteran
Battalion Chief-Santa Clara City Fire Dept. (Ret.)
USO Northern California (SFO)
Family Support Specialist
Allstate Managing Attorney, Director Litigation Services (Ret.)
Facilities Manager, General Electric Co. (Ret.)
San Jose Police Sergeant (Ret.)
Gary B. Laine, DDS
Avid World War Historian, Prosthodontist (Ret.)
General Electric Co. (Ret)
USN Veteran, MM1(SS)
Honor Flight Treasurer
Captain, SC, USN (Ret)
VP of Premier Lacrosse League
Douglas M. Moore, Jr.
Rear Admiral, SC, USN (Ret)
Retired Superior Court Judge
Engineering Fellow-General Electric Co. (Ret.); Army Veteran
Consultant-Communications; Marine Corps Veteran