Leatherstocking Honor Flight - FAQs

Can my wife (husband) go with me?
No. Spouses are not permitted to travel on an Honor Flight.

How much does it cost?
The Honor Flight is FREE to the Veterans being honored on the Flight. It is a token of our appreciation and our way of thanking you for your Service. The only money needed is if you wish to purchase souvenirs.

Guardians do pay a guardian fee for the Honor Flight.

Can my son, daughter, grandson, etc. go as a guardian?
We love it when a family member can be a guardian for their Veteran. Under certain circumstances, the decision rests solely with the Coordinator.

Honor Flight recognizes American veterans for your sacrifices and achievements by flying you to Washington, D.C. to see YOUR memorial at no cost. Top priority is given to World War II and terminally ill veterans from all wars. Applications are also being accepted for Korean and Vietnam veterans.

Veterans must complete the entire three (3) page application and submit application to participate. Personal and Medical information is kept confidential. Please make sure to fill out the entire medical portion of the application so we can make every effort to accommodate any special need you may have in order to make your Honor Flight a memorable experience. You can find the application under on the the "application tab" application completely and mail to: Rhonda Cooper, 13 Native Dancer Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The address is also on the application.

Veterans are then called on a first-come-first-served basis...so we encourage ALL to submit an application. Veterans not able to participate on one flight when called will remain on the list and are called for the next scheduled trip.

You will be notified when your veteran application has been received.

Guardian Duties
Leatherstocking Honor Flight is program created to honor our veterans for all they have sacrificed to make this a better world. Without your guardian support, there is no way that we would be able to provide the opportunity to fly our heroes to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials created in their honor. Guardians play a significant role on every trip, ensuring that every veteran has a safe and memorable experience. The primary responsibility of a Guardian is the physical safety and security of our veterans.

Due to the fact that family members of our veterans are generally given priority, there is no guarantee that filling out this application will reserve you a spot on the upcoming Honor Flight. However, you will immediately be placed on our waiting list which will carry over into future flights.

There is a guardian fee which is not due until you are called and told what flight you are on. That cost includes airfare, private tour bus, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, Honor Flight T-shirt.

Please print out the two (2) page guardian application found under the "application tab" fill out the application completely and mail to

Rhonda Cooper, 13 Native Dancer Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The address is also on the application.

We could not be successful without volunteers like you.

Can I make a donation to Leatherstocking Honor Flight?
Leatherstocking Honor Flight gratefully accepts donations.

Checks can be mailed to:

Leatherstocking Honor Flight
P.O. Box 621
Cobleskill, NY 12043

How do you decide which veterans get to go?
Veterans are flown on a first-come, first-served basis. Within the applicants, top priority is currently given to World War II veterans and terminally ill veterans of other conflicts followed by Korean and Vietnam War veterans.

What if a veteran has Oxygen?
Southwest Airlines has very strict guidelines that must be followed. Please contact Rhonda Cooper to confidentially discuss details (518) 878-2257

Wheelchairs and walkers with seats are available throughout the day for all veterans that may need them.

On Honor Flight day, we enjoy lunch and dinner together. Snacks and water are available all day long.