LightHawk has launched a new mission map powered by Google Maps that provides a never before seen, behind the scenes glimpse of its flight missions. The mission map represents LightHawk’s flight activities across the U.S., Mexico, Central America, and in parts of Canada.
Founded in 1979, LightHawk is the largest and oldest volunteer-based environmental aviation organization in North America. The group flies more than 1,000 missions each year for hundreds of conservation partners.
“By making this mission map available online,” said Rudy Engholm, LightHawk’s executive director, “it provides an at-a-glance view of our donated flight missions and allows users to search our missions database by whatever conservation issue interests them.”
LightHawk volunteer pilots provides donated flights to conservation groups to help illuminate environmental issues. This valuable resource of flight, provided free of charge, empowers conservation groups to better protect land, water and wildlife, according to officials.
“One of the best things about this mission map,” said Bev Gabe, communications manager for LightHawk, “is that it shows the incredible range of missions geographically, as well as by type of conservation. It’s amazing to see the amount of missions our dedicated corps of volunteer pilots have flown for all sorts of conservation efforts across the U.S., Mexico, down into Central America and in parts of Canada.”
LightHawk’s Mission Map is updated continually as flights touch down each day.
For more information: Lighthawk.org