You’re helping to supply pilot-mechanics overseas

Gabe Lawrence knew he wasn’t translator material, but in high school, after learning about JAARS, he knew he wanted to serve the Lord in mission aviation. The Lord enabled him to build his hours as a pilot until he recently arrived at JAARS for the final stages of training before serving in Papua New Guinea.

Gabe has been the first person to take our JATO (JAARS Assisted Take-Off) Flight program to refine some of his skills before he takes Pre-Field Orientation in the spring.

Tim Ruth and Gabe Lawrence about to fly the Helio in the JATO Flight program

According to Tim Ruth, Gabe’s instructor, the JATO Flight program sharpens the skills of those pilots who are close to having the knowledge and skills that the overseas partners of JAARS need them to have.

Gabe is overjoyed to be in the JATO Flight program. “This program is an answer to prayer, just in the way that God has provided the means and schedule for me to do it.” He has enjoyed learning from a seasoned missionary pilot such as Tim, who served in Indonesia for 14 years with YAJASI, a JAARS aviation partner.

During JATO training, the instructors give students a taste of what they can expect overseas. Because Tim served overseas for so long, he saw pretty much all the types of challenges Gabe will face: the weather, difficult runways, the tower controllers, and the language and culture issues.

This program enables Tim and other JAARS aviation staff members to tell more pilot-mechanic applicants “yes” and increases our capacity to supply our partners overseas with the qualified help they need to reach the ends of the earth with the gospel. And people like you giving to Aviation Training Solutions help make it possible. Thank you!

“This program is an answer to prayer!”


Opportunity $101,513*

Your gifts to Aviation Training Solutions help fill the need for qualified pilot-mechanics overseas.

*All fundraising goals are based on the latest numbers available and are subject to change as we deploy current projects and commit to new ones for our partners around the world.