Aviation Fleet Renewal
JAARS provides mission-critical aviation training for pilots, mechanics, and administrators who serve with mission aviation organizations around the world. Their service makes it possible for those who develop writing systems and translate Scripture into the heart languages of millions of people to work in some of the most remote places on earth.
What's Going On
What Can Be Done
- Adapt our current fixed-wing fleet to new technology being adopted by our global mission partners
- Bring aircraft into compliance with the FAA’s regulations for specific new avionics equipment, effective in January 2020
- Continue to provide distinctive, mission-focused training and support for global aviation programs well into the future
Who This Will Help
In Papua New Guinea’s Morobe province, 7000 speakers of the Yopno language live in the rugged Finisterre Mountains surrounded by 12,000´ peaks. There are no roads into this area, so the Yopno people built the airstrip by hand, primarily to bring the Word of God into their community. Traveling from Ukarumpa to road’s end, then by boat, and finally hiking into this community requires a minimum of three days. By air, the same trip is only 25 minutes!
At this point, nearly 700 million people worldwide still have little-to-no Scripture in a language they can fully understand—their mother tongue, or heart language. And many of them live in remote, difficult regions like the Morobe province where transportation presents significant barriers.
Maintaining updated aviation equipment and training for the pilots who serve these communities makes it possible for language development and Bible translation to continue and accelerate, even in the most rugged conditions around the world.