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Bob Keller of Boonville volunteers dozens of hours of flight time to environmental organizations via LightHawk.  [Aerial support for these photos provided by LightHawk.]
Bob Keller of Boonville volunteers dozens of hours of flight time to environmental organizations via LightHawk. [Aerial support for these photos provided by LightHawk.]

Giving environmental issues a bird's eye view

Environmental issues can be tough to convey to the public and to policymakers because they're landscape-scale. Flying high above, say, a forest, a factory, or a wetlands complex can give better perspective.

But few environmental groups can afford to pay for private flights. For 30 years, the not-for-profit Lighthawk has been bringing together volunteer pilots and environmental causes. David Sommerstein has this profile of the organization.  Go to full article

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