Mission Stages

 

Each honor flight mission goes through a series of phases or stages:

A

the flight date has been proposed (date may be shifted a few days in either direction due to flight costs or other considerations)

B

the flight date has been approved and reservations made; initial planning can start

C

Planning:  (starts 10 to 12 weeks before the actual flight date); planning for the specific mission is underway, vets and guardians are being notified, flight manifest is being built

D

Pre Flight:  (starts 6 weeks before flight); vets and guardians have been selected; vets and guardians attend two preflight sessions; final arrangements are made/confirmed for transportation, venues, permissions, etc

E

Flight:  (1 week before flight);

F

Post Flight: (flight day +1 through Reunion)

G

Complete:  All activities, including Reunion, associated with the mission are complete

H

Flight is "on Hold"; it is proposed as a alternate date should one of the other flights be cancelled