|Volunteer with LightHawk|
Volunteer Pilots donate flights to more than 250 conservation partners each year. Sharing this pilot's perspective is often what it takes to illuminate threats to the environment; empower partners with information and images; and protect the irreplaceable places and creatures we value.
Who are these Pilots?
LightHawk has the highest standard for volunteer pilots: 1000 hours of PIC. Our volunteer pilots are retired professionals and avid private pilots, commercial and ex-military pilots. Uniting these pilots is a spirit of volunteerism, professionalism, and a commitment to improving environmental conditions.
Announced October 6, 2012 in Loveland, CO.
|Pilot Stories from Conservation's Front Lines|
Read about finding flamingos in the April 2013 AOPA Pilot Magazine.
Flying to photograph pronghorn with VP Chris Boyer.
"River Pilots" highlights Dan Meyer's (AZ) donated flights over the arid landscapes of Arizona.
Pilot Bill Rush (CA) took along a film crew for his flights in support of the Sonoran Institute following the Colorado River Delta through the Mexican border.
Fly along with pilot Bob Keller (NY) over New York state's 6-million-acre Adirondack Park.
Joy Covey (CA) didn't know much about Mexican wolves. Then she flew one named "Zeke" for release into the wildlands of Arizona.
Read what made "Conservation Flyer" Chris Boyer (MT) sign up as a LightHawk pilot the minute he reached the required 1,000 hour of PIC time. Acclaimed conservation photographer Dave Showalter profiles Chris in his Western Wild online journal.
Volunteer pilot Jane Nicolai (WA) had her breath taken away on a recent flight.
Retired Crew Chief for LightHawk's Cessna 206, Will Worthington (AZ) talks about his flying.
VP Jo Duffy (CA) talks about flying for California Marine Protected Areas on the radio.
To learn more about becoming a member of LightHawk’s elite Volunteer Pilot corps, contact Pilot Outreach Manager Greg Bedinger, 206-842-5034.
Questions? Download LightHawk's VP FAQs (pdf).
banner photos: University of New Hampshire, Steven Garman, J Henry Fair