Pilot Mechanic—Fixed Wing

Fixed wing pilot

Would you consider using your skills and gifts as a pilot to bring life and hope to those who are needy and lost? Are you looking for real purpose as you fly the friendly skies? Opportunities exist both here at home and abroad. Regardless of where you fly, you will be using your skills as a pilot to further God’s kingdom.

Airplanes are used here in the United States to increase mission aviation awareness and train new pilots, while overseas airplanes are used to facilitate Bible translation, provide humanitarian care for local communities, and generate revenue for mission flight subsidies.


 As a pilot in command, you are responsible to carry out assigned flights in accordance with JAARS company policy and appropriate civil aviation regulations, ensuring the safety and security of your passengers and cargo.

  • For a volunteer or a non paid career staff who raises support
  • Overseas positions available for staff who raise support


  • Provide our customers with kind, courteous, and efficient transportation service
  • Perform all pre-flight, flight, and post-flight duties in accordance with prescribed SOPs
  • Maintain compliance with applicable aviation standards and operational procedures
  • Participate in the JAARS Aviation flight proficiency and currency pilot programs
  • Maintain an awareness and understanding of appropriate flight information systems
  • Continue the highest level of professionalism
  • Maintain an attitude of continuous improvement and safety awareness
  • Other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager


  • A deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal spiritual growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS
  • Precision and self-discipline
  • Excellent character and  professionalism
  • Good situational awareness

Education and Experience

  • Commercial pilot license with instrument rating
  • Airframe and Powerplant license or ICAO equivalent
  • Valid Class II FAA Medical or equivalent
  • 500 hours minimum flight time
  • High performance and tailwheel aircraft endorsement
  • Technical Evaluation and Orientation required
  • Multicultural experience helpful

Position locations: JAARS and Overseas

For full-time career staff, the following information is helpful:

Pilot-Mechanics Technical Evaluation

Pilot Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes

Timeline to Service

Training Advice

For volunteer staff

JAARS Volunteer Pilot Questionnaire

I'm Interested