Aviation Service Impacts Life for Translators

A helicopter and a JAARS-trained pilot turned a long, tough hike into a quick, safe trip.


A missionary family—a dad, pregnant mom and two small girls—was about to hike more than 12 hours through steep, wet, slippery terrain to a location near my destination.

They were thrilled when my helicopter transformed a challenging, dangerous hike into an eight-minute flight.”

This story, related by Gavin Jones, a JAARS-trained pilot serving in Papua New Guinea, sums up what JAARS aviation training is all about: preparing pilots, who in turn enable translation workers to reach isolated locations quickly and safely. Your support will help us maintain the specialized training that enables remote communities to receive the Word of God.