JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This isn't the first time Joseph Scone has stepped out of a plane. But he says this was his most relaxed flight. "The aircraft was so quiet, so calm, so peaceful," said Scone.
The father of two served in the Army for 24-years. He came home from a tour in Iraq with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. "There where a lot of guys who got hurt really bad there, but I didn't get hurt like that," he said.
Robert Tucker is a former Army Pilot who also served in Iraq. He now uses his aviation skills to help other soldiers suffering from brain injuries on the home front.
He started the non-profit, Epic Warrior to provide injured veterans with 30 minute to an hour honor flights. "It's usually just you and the sky, and it's great," said Tucker.
The Department of Defense says 18 to 20 veterans commit suicide everyday. And Tucker hopes the time of the ground will help curb the trend.
"There is a lot of real natural beauty with the Jacksonville area that you may not be able to see being stuck driving across the Buckman. But when you are up there and going over the marshes. It's just so beautiful," said Scone.
But Tucker says the best view is getting to see the smiles on wounded veterans faces after they land.