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Four honor flights for WWII vets scheduled through July

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at 8:51 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 9:22 a.m.

Four flights have been scheduled through July to take World War II veterans to see the war’s memorial in Washington, D.C.

One flight will be held each month from April through July, said Mike VanCampen, president of Kansas Honor Flight, the Hutchinson-based nonprofit that organizes the flights. There’s a possibility more flights will be held later in 2013, he added.

The group conducted three honor flights in 2012, the first year it began organizing the trips for veterans.

Each flight this year will have room for 28 veterans, except for June when the flight is set to take 56. There is no charge for the veterans to fly. Each veteran is escorted by another person, or guardian, and that person is charged $650 for the April and May flights, $700 in June and July.

WWII vets who are interested in taking an honor flight should contact VanCampen at 620-536-3509 or mvancamp@sctelcom.net. More information is available at www.kansashonorflight.org.

Dates for scheduled flights are: April 24-26, May 15-17, June 19-21 and July 17-19. Most of the veterans will leave on flights out of Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport.

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