Our veteran team of aviation instructors prepare pilots, mechanics, and administrators for service in mission aviation overseas. This training ensures both technical competency and the proper mindset to operate in remote settings.
Irene Breuhaus, a longtime JAARS volunteer, watches a plane with signature JAARS blue fly over the JAARS campus. “Every time I see one of those planes up there, I pray,” she says. “I pray for their safety and for their future. These pilots and their families are preparing to go to other parts of the world. The work they do will help people to hear about God’s Word.”
JAARS offers an annual 16-week pre-field orientation (PFO) that prepares pilots and mechanics to fly and maintain aircraft in challenging locations. We conduct the final week of training in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, where we use runways on the side of a mountain and in unimproved fields, simulating runways they will use overseas.
JAARS also provides ongoing training for experienced pilots and mechanics who support mission flight programs in eight countries.