Honor Flight Columbus provided this list of benefits of the virtual-reality Honor Flight program.

•It's affordable: minimal cost to honor a veteran -- $50 versus $500 (traditional fight)

•It conserves volunteers: volunteer-to-veteran ratio is 1 to 1 versus several (3 or 4) to 1

•It's convenient: veteran selects time and place versus meeting Honor Flight Columbus schedule

•It's intimate: veteran and family can participate together versus veteran without family

•It's local: no veteran travel versus veteran travel to airport

•Program: can be included with American Pride pinning ceremony

•It's fulfilling: veteran can visit one more time or several times at end of life