An Honorary Flyover is a flight by one or several planes in formation honoring a military veteran at a memorial or funeral service. The Liberty and Honor Foundation has the stated goal of purchasing and maintaining a fleet of Titan T-51 replica aircraft so that veterans in any region of the United States can be honored in this way. Any funeral or memorial for veterans of the Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard are eligible.
Normally, an Honorary Flyover is flown with several aircrafts in the “Missing Man” formation. This formation is an array of aircraft with one obviously missing in the formation. Typically, a memorial service will feature a “Missing Man” flyover with one pass at each end of the service, coordinated with personnel on the ground. The IndieGoGo campaign, located at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-liberty-honor-foundation#/story, is designed to raise funds for maintenance of the aircraft and hangar and to provide fuel and other supplies for the flyovers.
Initially, the Northeast and Northwest areas will be covered; other regions will be added as funding and pilots become available. All pilots volunteer their time and experience in order to coordinate with appropriate authorities as requests are made for this service. Veteran contacts have been extremely supportive and have pledged financial aid, as well.
The IndieGoGo campaign features pledge levels from $100 to $15,000 and perks from a P-51 Mustang cap to a 50-minute flight in a real P-51 Mustang.
For more information on pledge levels and the prizes associated with each, visit the IndieGoGo page.
About The Liberty and Honor Foundation:
The Liberty and Honor Foundation is a group of service men and women who are dedicated to the concept of honoring veterans. The group has formed a project of providing military flyovers for veteran funerals and has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for this endeavor.
Company Name: The Liberty & Honor Foundation
Contact Person: Edward P Kenny
State: New York
Country: United States