Summer Giving Challenge

Support LightHawk’s work by filling our tanks and help us reach our goal of $25,000 during this year’s Summer Giving Challenge. Your gift puts planes in the air for our conservation partners – preserving land, water and wildlife today and for future generations.

Now hiring!

LightHawk is looking for a Conservation Flight & Volunteer Pilot Coordinator. Learn more about the position and apply for it online!

Shorebird survey flights

LightHawk volunteer pilots flew a series of missions to help Audubon conduct shore bird surveys in the Colorado River Delta.

Partnering with the leading conservation groups across North America, we design flight campaigns that protect the quality of life of people, animals and all living things.

Once aviation is integrated into a plan, we turn to our corps of 300 pilot donors who make aviation affordable by donating every aspect of flight.

We show conservationists and researchers how flight can augment their work, a concept that many have not considered.

From wolf and red panda transports, to condor tracking and transports, to monitoring wild salmon, we help our nation’s most endangered animals survive.

We fly elected officials, conservation funders, print and visual media, conservation staff and board members to reveal the truth of the environment below.

LIGHTHAWK INSPIRES CONSERVATION ACTION

What we do

We are conservation scientists working with the leading environmental groups on the continent, showing them how aviation can augment their work, in perhaps unexpected ways, and creating flight campaigns that achieve significant conservation outcomes.

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LightHawk will partner with you to see the world in ways that help you create
conservation changes that protect water, wildlife, and our way of life.

LightHawk will partner with you to see the world in ways that help you create conservation changes that protect water, wildlife, and our way of life.

Become a LightHawk Pilot

LightHawk invites pilots with 1000 hours as PIC to share your plane,
and reveal the earth in ways that inspire conservation action.

IN THE PAST YEAR, WE ADVANCED CONSERVATION WITH:

Conservation Missions

Conservation Partners

Change Makers Flown

Volunteer Pilots

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Is your organization ready to fly with us?

Are you a pilot ready to make a difference?

Will you help protect our planet?

STORIES FROM THE AIR

Conservation FLYer September 2022

Conservation FLYer September 2022

Catch up on the latest LightHawk news September 2022 Featured mission: Monitoring harmful algal blooms with San Francisco Baykeeper Harmful algal bloom growth in Discovery Bay. Photo by Robert Most LightHawk partner San Francisco Baykeeper has flown multiple missions...

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August 2022 Conservation FLYer

August 2022 Conservation FLYer

Catch up on the latest LightHawk news August 2022 Featured mission: Saving a California condor California condor 171, 'Traveler' needed emergency transport from the Oakland Zoo to the LA Zoo due to lead toxicosis. Photo by Mike Clark/LA Zoo In early July, LightHawk...

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July 2022 Conservation FLYer

Catch up on the latest LightHawk news July 2022 Featured mission: Mexican wolf cross-fostering LightHawk pilot Ken Adelman, Rebecca Bose and Charlie Duffy of Wolf Conservation Center and representative from the Endangered Wolf Center at a pit stop in Missouri.Photo by...

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