In the News

POPA (Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association) Magazine shares the story of how LightHawk volunteer pilots Jim Houser and Michael Baum used their aircraft to help three orphaned cougar cubs. Read the article here .... Read more »
LightHawk Flies to Help Save Endangered Porpoise - Survival of the Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) Hangs in the Balance LightHawk has begun flying monthly aerial surveys over the northern Gulf of California to save the critically endangered vaquita ( Phocoena sinus ) whose...... Read more »
LightHawk Receives AOPA Foundation Giving Back Grant $10,000 Award Elevates Pilot Recruitment Efforts The AOPA Foundation, which is the charitable arm of AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), named LightHawk as a 2013 grant recipient along with nine other aviation...... Read more »
National Geographic NewsWatch: After coursing through its delta for nearly eight weeks, the fresh waters of the Colorado River have touched the high tides of the salty sea. It is the first time in sixteen years that the Colorado River, which flows 1,450 miles (2,334...... Read more »
Colorado River meets the Gulf of California waters for the first time in decades. Sonoran Institute with aerial support from LightHawk
Colorado River Reunited with Gulf of California Five Years and over 100 Donated Flights Pays off for Public Benefit Flying Group LightHawk celebrates history being made as the Colorado River finally meets Gulf of California waters for the first time in many years. Since...... Read more »
It's a short boat ride for fisherman leaving King Harbor in Redondo Beach, bottom, to the rich fishing waters at Rocky Point in Palos Verdes Estates, near top. The Catalina Islands are in the background. Steve McCrank/Daily Breeze/LightHawk
In this story from Southern California Public Radio, researchers find you don’t see a lot of party boats out fishing for fun on a Tuesday. Find out what they do see and why it matters. Or listen to the story by clicking here .... Read more »
Stranded loggerhead turtle "Capt. Crunch" wait for its flight south with LightHawk. image: Christen Goguen/
WBUR's The Animalist reports on a LightHawk wildlife survival flight which helped three endangered sea turtles return to the sea. The story was broadcast on National Public Radio's Here and Now program.... Read more »
Colorado Delta dry channels. Josh Peckler/Yuma Sun/LightHawk
After almost 100 flights donated to restore the Colorado River Delta, a pulse of life is coming back. Check out this great video from our partner Sonoran Institute featuring stunning aerial footage.... Read more »
After an extensive search, LightHawk's Board of Directors has selected John Pryor to be our next executive director. John is an experienced pilot and lives in Telluride, Colorado. He has strong experience in business, finance, fundraising, and leadership. He has served on...... Read more »
Pilot Ney Grant and passengers
A donated flight helped produce this video for Tuolumne River Trust which contrasts before and after views of the Tuolumne River Watershed including parts of the Wild and Scenic river.... Read more »