JAARS Day

Spend a day at our headquarters in Waxhaw, North Carolina! Ride in a helicopter or a five-seat plane. See how people get Internet in the rainforest. Record your voice into the JESUS film. You’ll get an up-close look at Bible translation—and why it relies on practical support like boats, 4WDs, and software.

Explore

The day is yours, so come and go as you like. We’re open 9 a.m.–4 p.m., with displays, activities, and sessions running all day. Download a sample schedule.

Flight Demos

Helio Courier flying while crowd looks on

Watch a Helio Courier, which can land on the roughest, shortest airstrips around the world.

Activities and Displays

Boy records his voice for audio recording demo

Try your hand at Bible translation or computer repair. Check out a boat, a rugged MP3 player, or a solar power setup.

Sessions

Crowd gathered in auditorium for JAARS Day session

Learn how God’s Word is changing lives, or how Internet access helps translation work.

Museums

Exterior of the Museum of the Alphabet

Trace the history of the written word, or learn about early Bible translation work in Mexico.
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Special Guests

Drumming on African drums

Every JAARS Day is different. In the past, we’ve hosted a NASCAR team, motorcyclists, a 5K run, and other mission organizations.

Ride

Hop into a missionary plane or helicopter. Or pile into a four-wheel drive and enjoy our off-road course. Either way, you’ll get a taste of how Bible translators reach remote villages. (You'll need to sign our liability waiver.)

Chat

Over 600 people work on our campus. They’re pilots, software developers, boat captains, trainers, translators, and more—people who’ve served all over the world. And they all have stories.


 

Cost

  • Admission Free
  • Plane Ride $20
  • Helicopter Ride $22
  • Four-Wheel-Drive Ride $5
  • Lunch $6.50

Contact

JAARS Tour Office, 704-843-6130

Upcoming Events

Aug
08
9am-4pm

JAARS Day

Waxhaw, NC
Oct
10
9am-4pm

JAARS Day

Waxhaw, NC

Missions at the Airport

Come learn about Bible translation—and why it relies on practical support like planes, boats, and Internet.

JAARS Day

Visit our headquarters for flight demos, rides, displays, and talks.