Jaars Center

What’s your mission?

If God is nudging you to consider mission aviation, you’re in the right place. Below, you can learn more about specific roles—and get a taste of what life might look like through stories, tips, and profiles on some of the most remote airstrips on earth.

Want to chat?

Call 704.843.6150, or email us below. We’re glad to field questions, give advice, and share stories of what it’s like to serve God through aviation.

Stories and Tips for the Journey

Check out The Centerline, our our quarterly e-newsletter packed with information about the process, training tips, stories, and airstrip profiles.


Are you looking for real purpose as you fly the friendly skies? Opportunities exist both here at home and abroad.

You Can Fill a Great Need!

The need for mechanics in mission aviation is huge! We need maintainers who know the Lord and are willing to do the work so that God’s Word can get to the ends of the earth.

This Is My Mission

What’s your mission? If it’s to help reach people with God’s Word in the language they understand best, then let’s talk.

Aviation Mechanic

Did you know that one of our greatest needs in missionary aviation today is aviation mechanics?

and More

There are many other ways to serve in mission aviation. Learn how your skills can further God’s kingdom!

Mountain Week

Every year, as the culmination of JAARS pre-field orientation, missionary pilots train at short runways in the Blue Ridge Mountains to prepare for similar conditions overseas.

“What keeps me here? The mission, the people, and the chance to continue to fly! How can one argue with being a direct part of the process that ends up with someone holding Scripture in their own language and knowing the results this can have on their life? How can one argue about working with a singularly focused group of passionate people all sharing this vision, mission, and goal?”

– Dan Osborn