Latest News

Interview with our Chairman Peter Glennon

June 28th, 2021


Below is a link to WHEC’s interview with HFR Chairman Peter Glennon regarding our return to flying missions beginning on September 11th:

HFR Resumes Operations with Mission 70

June 21st, 2021

Please click the link below to view the press release for this exciting announcement!

Press Release

May/June Newsletter

May 26th, 2021

Please click the link below to view our May/June 2021 newsletter:

May/June newsletter

Rochester Corvette Club Donation Funds Trips for Dozens of Veterans

April 29th, 2021

Thank you to the Rochester Corvette Club for their largest ever donation to Honor Flight Rochester!

Flight Update

April 23rd, 2021


Please note: This press release does not guarantee a return to Flights in 2021.

February Newsletter

February 18th, 2021

Please click the link below to read our February newsletter.  It contains a Veteran Salute and lots of letters from veterans and their families.

February 2021 Newsletter

Holiday Newsletter

November 30th, 2020

Click the link below to view the Holiday 2020 newsletter:

Holiday newsletter

Honor Flight Rochester Lawn Sign Initiative

November 9th, 2020


The 2020 suspension of Honor Flight Missions due to Covid-19 will continue at least through February 2021; it could be longer.

However, Honor Flight Rochester remains Mission Ready and is eager to resume full operations once the safety of our Veterans and Volunteers is no longer in doubt. Veterans on our fly lists have shown admirable patience awaiting their “trip of a lifetime,” considering the delays and uncertainties of this Covid pandemic.

Until we take to the skies again, Honor Flight Rochester will be visibly recognizing our wait-listed Veterans by placing a patriotic lawn sign at their residence declaring, “Honor Flight Rochester Salutes this Veteran with a future Honor Flight.” This lawn sign initiative will emphasize that the greater Rochester community and our country have not forgotten their great sacrifice and service for us. Indeed, we will deploy about 150 Honor Flight Rochester Volunteers to complete this Mission.

Sign delivery to the Veterans’ residences will start this weekend and conclude by noon on Veterans Day. Honor Flight Rochester volunteers will fully comply with all Covid-19 precautions and social distancing.

Below are two local news stories about the sign deliveries.  Please note that neither story clarifies that this initiative is only for veterans awaiting their turn to travel and not those who previously took the trip.  Flown Veterans already were honored by the fact they took their Honor Flight.



July 2020 Newsletter

July 22nd, 2020

Click the link below to view the July 2020 newsletter:

July newsletter

HFR Postpones All Fall Missions (Sept. and Oct.)

June 9th, 2020

Continuing with our abundance of caution Honor Flight Rochester is postponing missions to Washington, D.C. for September and October 2020.

While Honor Flight Rochester is Mission Ready, the safety of our veterans and volunteers is paramount and overrides all prior travel plans. After the COVID-19 pandemic fully subsides we will resume flying.

In anticipation of an uncertain start-up date, in the interim HFR will work on refreshing our processes and programs to align with the post pandemic era new requirements. Also you may find interesting our recently initiated Facebook photo series, “Why we do what we do!”

Honor Flight Rochester is in this for the long haul and holds in the highest regard the trust and goodwill of our veterans, volunteers and the greater Rochester community. We are eager to fly again but only when it is safe to do so. Veteran applications never expire and their places in line will be maintained.

Honor Flight Rochester loves our veterans and looks forward to recognizing their great service as soon as we can!

Questions will arise and may be directed to HFR President Rich Stewart. The Media may submit any questions by email to HFR at: [email protected].

Mission 70 (54 vets)
September 11-12
Unfortunately veterans cannot choose what flight they will travel on due to medical and logistic issues associated with the flight process. We also encourage veterans from the Syracuse and Buffalo area's to visit and register with their local Honor Flight hubs before registering with Rochester Honor Flight.