About Us

History

The inaugural Honor Flight Tour took place in May of 2005. Six small planes flew out of Springfield, Ohio taking twelve World War II Veterans on a visit to the memorial in Washington, DC. In August of 2005, an ever-expanding waiting list of Veterans led our transition to commercial airline carriers with the goal of accommodating as many Veterans as possible. Partnering with HonorAir in Hendersonville, North Carolina, the Honor Flight Network was formed. Today, the network is expanding its programs to cities across the nation.

Honor Flight Bay Area was started in 2014 to serve those in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Board of Directors

Carl Stewart

President, Co-Founder

Sales Manager, ABB Inc.; General Electric Co. (Ret.); Navy Veteran

Don Newton

Co-founder

Consultant-Communications; Marine Corps Veteran

Randall Ramian

Treasurer, Co-founder

CEO USS HORNET Museum (Ret.); Navy Veteran

Robert Berglund

Co-founder

General Electric Co. (Ret.); Navy Veteran

James Oates

Co-founder

Engineering Fellow-General Electric Co. (Ret.); Army Veteran

Mason Weirshauser

Battalion Chief-Santa Clara County Fire Dept. (Ret.)

Cornelia Johnson/RN

Medical Director

Critical Care Nurse (Ret.)

LeAnn Thornton

USO-SFO Liaison Volunteer

Michael Singleton

Assistant Treasurer

Exec., V.P. Operations, Advanced Solutions In Logistics, Inc.; Navy Veteran

Judith Petray

Allstate Managing Attorney, Director Litigation Services (Ret.)

Directors Emeritus

John Armenta

Co-Founder

General Electric Co. (Ret)
USN Veteran, MM1(SS)

Attilio Serafini

Co-founder

Honor Flight Treasurer
Captain, SC, USN (Ret)

Nathan Cheung

VP of Premier Lacrosse League

Douglas M. Moore, Jr.

Co-founder

Rear Admiral, SC, USN (Ret)
Retired Superior Court Judge