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Jim Grady

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Review for LightHawk, Telluride, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I joined LightHawk as a volunteer pilot in 2008. I have met--and flown--professional photographers, land trust managers, congressional staffers, ranchers, biologists and other just plain interesting folks who are trying to better understand a land issue. Without exception, I have learned from them, and in turn each of them has had that OMG! sort of moment during the flight. Getting a bit of elevation, seeing the relationships of ground features, and absorbing the larger view seems to be of great help in how they get back to work on their particular projects. That's really fun for me.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My "direct" returns are in the enthusiasm of my passengers after our flights. Beyond that, seeing the published pictures that I helped capture, hearing of a legislative step to protect our environment, and knowing I got to be a part of something worthwhile are great bonus rewards for doing the fun part, which is the flying---with a purpose.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Spread the word to more partners. There is so much that should be done.

Role:  Volunteer & I have missions coordinated with one of two LightHawk regional program managers. They screen the partners to make sure my time will be well spent. They have always done that and more. I've never done volunteer work where I felt more productive or more .