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The Triangle Flight of Honor Tour Information

The Triangle Flight of Honor is a program that flies veterans to Washington D.C. to tour the WWII memorials constructed in honor of their service.

  • The flight, tour, and meals are provided at no cost to the veterans.
  • A typical flight departs RDU Airport at 8:00 a.m. and returns at 8:00 p.m.

We have completed 7 Flights from Raleigh-Durham InternationalAirport. We have 1 Flight scheduled this Spring: April 18, 2012 !

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Please complete the application and fax it to (919) 829-9525. Applications can also be mailed to:
Triangle Flight of Honor
P.O. Box 12167
Raleigh, NC 27605-2167

Please call 919-389-4121 with any questions about the application.

Flight Tour Itinerary

(Tentative —  All times are subject to change)

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8:00 AM Departure of Triangle Flight of Honor to Reagan National Airport

10:30 AM - Tour of World War II Memorial

12:00 PM  - Depart WW II Memorial on motor coaches for a tour of other sites

(Each tour is slightly different but will include many of the following: Korean Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Arlington Cemetary, Dulles Air and Space Museum)

7:00 PM – Departure of charter flight to RDU Airport – light dinner served in flight

8:00 PM – Scheduled arrival of Triangle Flight of Honor at RDU

There are two events that happen at RDU that family, friends and the general public would enjoy. The location is the same for both events:

After leaving the gate at approximately 8:00 am, the plane will taxi toward the runway and go through a water cannon salute provided by the RDU Fire Department. The “water arch” is symbolic and quite an emotional experience!

Then, in the evening, the plane will arrive back at RDU at approximately 8:00 pm. There is a ”Heroes Welcome” celebration in the center atrium of the parking garage. After each flight we have over 2,000 people on several levels of the garage welcoming their heroes home!