Archive for the ‘News’ Category

HFR Mission 84 Returns on Father’s Day

Friday, June 14th, 2024

Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) will fly fifty-eight (58) veterans to Washington, D.C. on June 15-16.

The veterans are expected to return to the ROC airport around 1 pm on Sunday via Southwest Airlines Flight WN1488.

Please click here to view the press release which contains the details for the Welcome Home Celebration.

Mission 84 is our last mission of the Spring flying season.  Missions will resume in September after our summer hiatus.

M83 Returns to ROC Airport on Sunday, May 26th

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Our second mission of the 2024 flying season takes place Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-26), with sixty-one veterans returning to the airport in the early afternoon on Sunday.

Please note that the Shuttle Overflow Lot on the north side of Brooks Avenue off Buell Road is the designated parking area for visitors and ground crew volunteers.

Please click here to see the complete M83 press release.

2024 Flying Season Kicks Off April 20-21st

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

Honor Flight Rochester’s Mission 82 will fly fifty-two veterans to D.C. on April 20, returning to the Rochester Airport on April 21st.

Their approximate arrival time on Sunday is 12:10 PM (Southwest Airlines Flight #WN4044).

Please click here to read the complete news release.


Winter 2024 Newsletter

Saturday, February 17th, 2024

Please click here to see the Winter 2024 issue of the HFR newsletter!  It is 18 pages long and full of great information and photos from all of our 2023 missions.

2023 Flying Season Finishes with Mission 81

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023


Honor Flight Rochester is very pleased to announce that Mission 81 will fly to Washington, D.C. this weekend (October 21-22). 

Sixty-two veterans will fly on Mission 81 including 1 World War II veteran, 6 Korean War veterans, 3 Cold War veterans, 8 Cold War/Vietnam War veterans and 44 Vietnam War veterans.

Please click here to view the M81 press release and to find the details for the Welcome Home celebration.




Video from Mission 76 (April 15-16)

Tuesday, October 17th, 2023

Click here and then click the play button to view the video recorded during HFR’s Mission 76.

You can also download the video if you would like.


M80 Travels to D.C. Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Our fifth mission of the year will include 61 veterans.  Click here for more details including Welcome Home information.

HFR M79 Flies to Washington Sept 9 – 10

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Honor Flight Rochester will fly 62 veterans on their “Trip of a Lifetime” on September 9th-10th.  Please click here for the full press release for M79.

55 Plus Magazine Rochester Article on HFR

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

55 Plus Magazine Rochester’s September/October issue features a top story written by the sister of one of our flown veterans who traveled with his grandson on M78.

Click here to read this wonderful article.

10 Vets Will Fly Due to Women’s Club Support

Saturday, July 15th, 2023

Representatives of the Ontario County Republican Women’s Club presented HFR with a check funding “Trips of a Lifetime” for ten veterans in front of Victor Townhall.  Thank you for the generous support!  (Front row: Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren, Bonnie Ross, HFR’s Steve Wendell & Trisha Turner.)