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LightHawk provides opportunities for 1000 hour-PIC qualified pilots to give back, all while experiencing a different kind of flying.

LightHawk flies for conservation across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To check out some of our work in your area, please visit our Project Map. We seek new volunteer pilots with access to aircraft in all of our current areas of activity.

Your missions may include helping scientists gather data faster and more efficiently than on the ground. Pilots oftentimes help local conservation groups expose media and decision-makers to the big picture view of the earth to prompt smarter decisions. And sometimes, you could be transporting endangered animals for release into the wild.

LightHawk flights serve many purposes so we have the need for a variety of planes from single-engine 1-to-4 seaters for photography and aerial tours, to turboprops and jets for wildlife transport.  

“Working with LightHawk and their partners has enriched my flying experience ten fold and is very addictive. The more I fly, the more I want to fly for causes and issues in which I believe strongly."
Bill Rush, volunteer pilot (Boulder Creek, CA)

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