A quick flight can save days of hiking.
Bible translation takes people to the world’s most remote places—rainforests, mountains, deserts, and islands. A flight can shave off days of tough driving, hiking, or canoeing. And sometimes, it’s the only safe way to get there.
How JAARS Fits In
We’ve been in mission aviation for over 60 years. We help our partners start and run flight programs—by training and sending staff, setting standards, equipping aircraft, doing on-the-ground research, and more. Currently, we help programs in Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, and Tanzania.
How You Can Help
Our pre-field aviation orientees and their flight instructors are on the way this morning for training in the Appalachian Mountains. For the next 10 days, the orientees will get a taste of the work they'll be doing for partners in Kenya, Indonesia, Australia, and Cameroon. "Mountain Week," as we call it, is the culmination of their training with JAARS.
Orientees, instructors, and support staff will head to the North Carolina mountains on June 8 to practice flying into airstrips similar to what they will experience overseas.
Last week, orientees and instructors flew up for the day to layout the airstrips they'll be using.