About Us



We are an all volunteer, local community group whose mission is to provide our remaining veterans the chance to personally visit the Memorials that were built to recognize their sacrifice to our Nation.

Only a fraction of our “Humble Heroes” ever get to visit the memorials in Washington DC. The veterans who fought the Korean War (the “Forgotton War”) or the Vietnam Vets who’s treatment today must touch our souls, we will not forget you. Currently our priority and focus is the dwindling group of World Ward II Veterans.

We believe every veteran is entitled to this trip of Honor. The right to a “thank you and welcome home” most have not yet received.

Please also remember, Capital District Patriot Flight Mission is so much more than Honoring our Veterans twice a year in Washington DC, We Honor our Veterans All Year Long with weekly TGIV veterans breakfasts at the Gateway and Schodack  Diners, trips to the Purple Heart Museum, D-DAY  reenactments at Conneaut, Ohio to name a couple and numerous parades with Uncle Sam. 2019 we are kicking off at local Libraries listening to Veterans speak and reflect on their service

Flying to DC is our mission, honoring the Veteran is our passion.

Veterans are Always in Our Hearts

We are Forever Grateful

You are Never Forgotten

God Bless America

More About Patriot Flight, Inc.

Patriot Flight Inc. was established in the Capital District Region in 2007 by Bill Peak, a World War II Veteran, as a local chapter of the National Honor Flight Network.

Patriot Flight Inc., is the recognized Capital Region Chapter of the National Honor Flight Network serving the 7 counties in NY including Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, Greene, Washington, and Columbia Counties as well as parts of Vermont and Massachusetts

As part of the National Honor Flight Network, Patriot Flight Inc. flies World War II, Korean and Vietnam Veterans at no cost to the Veteran, on a day trip from Albany, NY to Washington D.C., where they are taken to visit the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the US Marines memorial (Iwo Jima monument), and the Air Force Memorial.  The Veterans are flown back to Albany, NY the same day, where they receive a warm welcome home from the community.


Left to right, Bill Warren (Army Ranger), Harold Williams (Big Red 1 Division) and Ralph Avery (Navy- Flotilla Tanks) are “Omaha Beach Breakfast Club” members. On D-Day — June 6, 1944, they landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy before 7 a.m. and didn’t get to have breakfast. So their group meets from time to time for breakfast. They are among the veterans set for a Patriot Flight to Washington on May 10.