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Send-Off Saturday September 28th
Departure Level – American Airlines Drop off
AA Flight #137 departs Tucson at 5:00 AM (wheels up)
Return Monday September 30th
Departure Level – Center Gallery Area
AA Flight #1207 arrives in Tucson at 7:18 PM (scheduled**)
With 23 WWII, Korean War & Vietnam veterans scheduled on our September Honor Flight, it’s time to make your signs, wear your patriotic colors, and come join us at the airport Saturday morning (9/28) to cheer for our vets as they head to the boarding area. It is a great way to show your support and a teachable moment for all children - a moment they will never forget! Vets start checking in at 2:45 AM and will be heading to the gate NLT 3:45 AM.
The flight returns Monday evening (9/30); plan on coming back to the airport for a huge “Welcome Home Vets”. We will be gathering upstairs at the Center Gallery Area at around 7:00 PM to prepare for their return. (Remember, it takes about 45 minutes for the vets to de-plane). Please take this opportunity to be there to celebrate these heroes in person – it is a couple of hours well spent!
**It is always a good idea to check with the airlines prior to driving to the airport to confirm the scheduled arrival times and check for any delays.
Please use either the airport’s Hourly/Daily Parking Lots in front of the passenger terminal or the
Economy Parking Lot on East Corona Road just east of Tucson Blvd (courtesy shuttle available). Bring your
parking ticket with you for free validation – it’s TAA’s way of saying thank you for supporting our vets! (Look for
the “parking validation” stand located within the event space.)