EVENTS

FLY-INS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

LightHawk hosts events for volunteer pilots and our conservation partners. Bringing together both communities fosters better cooperation and understanding of the importance each group’s skills bring to the table.

June 15 – August 3

50-In-50 Challenge

We’re thrilled to announce LightHawk’s inaugural 50 in 50 Challenge, taking place from June 15 to August 3, 2024.

This groundbreaking initiative will see us conduct 50 conservation flights in 50 days, covering diverse ecosystems and addressing urgent conservation issues across the country.

Learn more about the 50-In-50 Challenge and how you can be part of the challenge by clicking the button below.

FLY-INS

LightHawk is hosting a series of regional fly-ins for our volunteer pilots! These will take place in different regions and will feature guest speakers discussing aviation and conservation topics. Lunches are provided for all volunteer pilots who attend.

June 22, 2024

Westfield, MA Regional Fly-In 2024

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Location: 110 Airport Road, Westfield, MA 01085

KBAF – Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport

SPEAKERS

AVIATION

MARK ROBIDOUX

Mark Robidoux is the founder and President of PilotWorkshops.com,  the premier on-line training resource for pilots. He has also been a LightHawk Volunteer Pilot for the past several years. Mark will make a brief presentation and then lead a discussion among all the pilots around issues important to flying LightHawk missions.  This will be a great opportunity to discuss flying with Mark and other LightHawk pilots.  Mark will bring to the discussion a breath and depth of aviation knowledge that come from almost 30 years of flying and daily interaction with an all-star team of flight instructors.

Visit the “About” section at www.pilotworkshop.com and you will see an impressive list of flight instructors who help Mark’s team prepare their nationally acclaimed training courses and manuals.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to take part in some serious “hanger flying” with like minded pilots. There will be a lot of experience and expertise in the room.

 

CONSERVATION

SALLY NASSER

Sally Nasser is the Conservation Restriction Stewardship Director at The Trustees of Reservations. The Trustees of Reservations hold 393 Conservation Restrictions – comprising more than 20,000 acres – which connect and protect 54 Trustees reservations across Massachusetts. The Trustees are the largest private holder of conservation restrictions in the state, second only to public holders the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (DFG). Conservation Restrictions need to be monitored on a yearly basis. Thorough and timely CR monitoring is perhaps the single most important activity of responsible CR stewardship. Sally leads this annual effort utilizing available tools which include aerial monitoring.

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Calling all LightHawk pilots in the Northeast!

Exciting news! Get ready to mark your calendars because LightHawk is kicking off a new series of regional fly-ins, and guess what? The very first one is happening in the northeast. Clear your schedule for Saturday, June 22, 2024, and head over to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport. We’ll kick things off at 10 a.m. sharp and wrap up by 3 p.m., ensuring you’ve got time to fly home the same day.

When you attend, you’ll be treated to two guest speakers, covering both aviation and conservation topics. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with the dedicated LightHawk staff who oversee your region. And let’s not forget about the ultimate pilot pastime – hangar flying with your fellow volunteer pilots! Oh, and did someone say lunch? VP’s, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s the kicker – it’s all on the house for volunteer pilots! That’s right, a day filled with aviation, conservation, and camaraderie, as our thanks to you for giving back through LightHawk. We don’t think you’ll find a better deal anywhere!

If you would like to attend LightHawk’s first regional fly-in, simply hit that “Register” link above, fill out the registration form, gas up your plane, and soar with us for an amazing day!

 July 20, 2024

Medford, OR Regional Fly-In 2024

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Location: 1000 Terminal Loop Pkwy, Medford, OR 97504

KMFR – Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport

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Calling all LightHawk pilots in the Northwest!

Exciting news! Get ready to mark your calendars because LightHawk is kicking off a new series of regional fly-ins, and guess what? We’re coming to your region! Clear your schedule for Saturday, July 20, 2024, and head over to Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport. We’ll kick things off at 11 a.m. sharp and wrap up around 2 p.m., ensuring you’ve got time to fly home the same day.

When you attend, you’ll be treated to two guest speakers, covering both aviation and conservation topics. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with the dedicated LightHawk staff who oversee your region. And let’s not forget about the ultimate pilot pastime – hangar flying with your fellow volunteer pilots! Oh, and did someone say lunch? VP’s, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s the kicker – it’s all on the house for volunteer pilots! That’s right, a day filled with aviation, conservation, and camaraderie, as our thanks to you for giving back through LightHawk. We don’t think you’ll find a better deal anywhere!

If you would like to attend LightHawk’s northwest regional fly-in, simply hit that “Register” link above, fill out the registration form, gas up your plane, and soar with us for an amazing day!

August 17, 2024

Murphysboro, IL Regional Fly-In 2024

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Location: 665 North Airport Rd., Murphysboro, IL 62966

KMDH – Southern Illinois Airport

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Calling all LightHawk pilots in the Midwest!

Exciting news! Get ready to mark your calendars because LightHawk is kicking off a new series of regional fly-ins, and guess what? We’re coming to your region! Clear your schedule for Saturday, August 17, 2024, and head over to Southern Illinois Airport. We’ll kick things off at 12 p.m. sharp and wrap up around 3 p.m., ensuring you’ve got time to fly home the same day.

When you attend, you’ll be treated to two guest speakers, covering both aviation and conservation topics. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with the dedicated LightHawk staff who oversee your region. And let’s not forget about the ultimate pilot pastime – hangar flying with your fellow volunteer pilots! Oh, and did someone say lunch? VP’s, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s the kicker – it’s all on the house for volunteer pilots! That’s right, a day filled with aviation, conservation, and camaraderie, as our thanks to you for giving back through LightHawk. We don’t think you’ll find a better deal anywhere!

If you would like to attend LightHawk’s Midwest regional fly-in, simply hit that “Register” link above, fill out the registration form, gas up your plane, and soar with us for an amazing day!

September 28, 2024

Broomfield, CO Regional Fly-In 2024

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Location: 11755 Airport Way, Broomfield, CO 80021

KBJC – Rocky Mountain Metro Airport

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Calling all LightHawk pilots in the Rocky Mountains!

Exciting news! Get ready to mark your calendars because LightHawk is kicking off a new series of regional fly-ins, and guess what? We’re coming to your region! Clear your schedule for Saturday, September 28, 2024, and head over to Rocky Mountain Metro Airport. We’ll kick things off at 11 a.m. sharp and wrap up around 2 p.m., ensuring you’ve got time to fly home the same day.

When you attend, you’ll be treated to two guest speakers, covering both aviation and conservation topics. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with the dedicated LightHawk staff who oversee your region. And let’s not forget about the ultimate pilot pastime – hangar flying with your fellow volunteer pilots! Oh, and did someone say lunch? VP’s, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s the kicker – it’s all on the house for volunteer pilots! That’s right, a day filled with aviation, conservation, and camaraderie, as our thanks to you for giving back through LightHawk. We don’t think you’ll find a better deal anywhere!

If you would like to attend LightHawk’s Rocky Mountain regional fly-in, simply hit that “Register” link above, fill out the registration form, gas up your plane, and soar with us for an amazing day!

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