Tribute Flight
Tribute Flight

The Tribute Flight is a 77-day airborne memorial to be flown in honor of American and Coalition military personnel who have lost their lives in the War on Terror, or as a result of their service. The project's mission statement is "To Honor the Fallen, To Help the Wounded, To Save Lives." The centerpiece of the Tribute Flight will be the aircraft, designated as the Tribute Eagle: a specially-modified Bombardier Q400X which will bear the names of the fallen on two red parallelograms extending along the sides of the fuselage. During the 77 days of the mission, the Tribute Eagle will fly to all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico, landing at the home cities and towns of fallen service persons. The 77th and final day of the Tribute Flight will be known as Tango Foxtrot Day, when the Tribute Eagle will fly across the United States with an aerial escort, from New York to California, before refueling and returning to its home base in Hawaii. Post Tribute Flight activities will include static displays for public inspection, special event flyovers, air show participation, and memorial banners and online biographies for each of the fallen. The Tribute Flight's mission, in its entirety, is not simply to be several hundred sortie flights with sporadic homage, but instead one of the greatest displays of respect, gratitude, compassion, and remembrance in American history. By the conclusion of the mission the Tribute Eagle will have become the new and enduring symbol of freedom and American patriotism.

The Aircraft Tribute Flight Roundel Tango Foxtrot Day

Rob T. Allen

Board of Directors
U.S. Army Veteran

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Allison M. Hill

Executive Vice President
Iraq Veteran, U.S. Army

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John Galloway

Project Founder
Mission Coordinator

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