Fly for conservation across America.
LightHawk provides volunteer pilot opportunities for 1000 hour-PIC qualified pilots to give back, all while experiencing a different kind of flying. Below are some of the work we've done!
LightHawk helps monitor hundreds of conservation easements, which protect land, wildlife habitat and clean water. In three flights with the Black Canyon Land Trust, pilots monitored 120 easements, saving them 63 days of field work worth $12,000 of staff time, which can now be invested into conserving more land.
Ensuring Species Survival
LightHawk pilots help monitor native populations of some of our most threatened species, and sometimes transport them across the nation to support breeding purposes. Flying in his Pilatus from Calgary, a pilot flew two endangered red pandas — highly endangered and ecologically critical — for breeding in Wisconsin.
Guiding Smart Growth
LightHawk flights help stakeholders and decision makers see nature in a unique, and captivating way, informing how growth and the natural world can co-exist. Flights in the sensitive Sonoran Desert helped raise public support to fund a wildlife overpass north of Tucson, saving hundreds of animals from becoming road kill.