Blue Ridge Honor Flight books DC trip for April


HENDERSONVILLE – Blue Ridge Honor Flight has announced that its next flight will be April 28. Eligible veterans may join the one-day trip at no cost to them, to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C.

Honor flights depart and return to the same airport on one day.

For this mission, Blue Ridge Honor Flight will partner with Honor Flight Upstate to fly out of the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport while Asheville Regional Airport completes its new runway construction.

“Blue Ridge Honor Flight is an amazing organization, started right here in Western North Carolina,” said Lew Bleiweis, executive director of the Asheville airport, in a press statement. “We look forward to hosting Blue Ridge Honor Flight back at their home airport for the fall 2018 flight.”

All veterans of World War II are eligible to participate in the April flight, as are veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars who were awarded or eligible for the Korean Service Medal or the Vietnam Service Medal.

Veterans and their guardians are encouraged to fill out applications to join the flight available online at

“Our top priority is to make this trip a memorable one for all our veterans,” said Blue Ridge Honor Flight founder Jeff Miller.