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"These donated flights allow partners to work more efficiently and effectively;" Greg Laslo writes in EAA Sport Aviation magazine , "they can do in one afternoon what might take days or weeks if they were stuck on the ground." April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and EAA...... Read more »
A planeload carrying some of the key players in the agreement to preserve the Great Bear Rainforest touched down in Bella Bella, B.C., late last week for an unheralded ceremony marking the conclusion of the deal. This excellent article from The Globe and Mail’s Justine...... Read more »
Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine's December 2015 issue features a profile on LightHawk written by Zoe Krasney. Read the article at Air & Space Magazine or download the PDF here .... Read more »
Alaska Airlines is backing LightHawk’s mission to accelerate conservation success through flight with round trip coach tickets to support donor outreach efforts. “As a good corporate citizen, it is our ongoing aim at Alaska Airlines to make a meaningful contribution in the...... Read more »
LightHawk volunteer pilot Jane Nicolai has won the prestigious 2015 Public Benefit Flying Award from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), in partnership with the Air Care Alliance (ACA), a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations. Jane Nicolai (Vancouver...... Read more »
Terri Watson addresses the LightHawk community in front of a restored warbird at the annual Fly-In held at Teton Aviation Center in Driggs, ID.
Terri Watson has been named as executive director of LightHawk beginning September 8, 2015. She recently attended the LightHawk Fly-In in Driggs, Idaho and met with supporters, volunteer pilots, conservation partners, as well as LightHawk’s board of directors and staff...... Read more »
Mt. Rainer looms in the background of Puget Sound. image: TPL/LightHawk
More great news from the flight line! We learned $4 million will go towards conserving sustainable forests in Puget Sound. Aerial images from a LightHawk flight promoted informed decision-making in potential funders by demonstrating the full context and scale of the...... Read more »
Longtime volunteer pilot Rick Durden was announced as a 2015 Endeavor Award recipient. The Endeavor Awards celebrate and honor volunteer pilots and provide support to the organizations that coordinate their gifts of flight to serve those in need. Every year thousands of...... Read more »
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 »