Where Your Mission Takes Flight!



Is God calling you to serve Bible translation through missionary aviation?

CrossVenture|Aero is a youth aviation camp with the goal of encouraging young people to seriously consider God’s calling on their lives to serve in missionary aviation. Participants will explore the role of aviation in missions and Bible translation while learning the basics of aeronautics and experiencing flight time with qualified pilots!


Our application process for CrossVenture|Aero 2022 is now closed as we have reached our maximum number of participants. Registration for our 2023 Aero camp will open in fall 2022, so check back to this page or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for updates!

Also check out our weekly JAARS Vision Flights!

Location: JAARS Center in Waxhaw, NC

Ages: 15-18

Cost: $650 early bird price (valid until May 15); $700 after May 15

Dates: August 8-12, 2022 (FULL)

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At CrossVenture|Aero, you’ll spend the week learning about missionary aviation through missions-themed devotionals, hands-on workshops, and flight time with experienced pilots. Here are just a few of the things you’ll get to experience…

  • Hear inspiring testimonies from missionary guest speakers
  • Experience time in our flight simulator
  • Observe a certified pilot from the backseat during a flight
  • Experience flight time behind the control with a certified pilot
  • Grow in your understanding of Scripture and God’s call to mission
  • Learn the basics of aerodynamics, flight systems, and more
  • Plan and follow your own short, cross-country flight
  • Get hands-on experience in avionics (aviation electronics), sheet metal and riveting, magnetos, and aircraft maintenance
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