Spend a day at our headquarters in Waxhaw, North Carolina! Ride in a helicopter or a five-seat plane. See how people get Internet in the rainforest. Record your voice into the JESUS film. You’ll get an up-close look at Bible translation—and why it relies on practical support like boats, 4WDs, and software.


The day is yours, so come and go as you like. We’re open 9 a.m.–4 p.m., with displays, activities, and sessions running all day. Download a schedule.

Flight Demos

Helio Courier flying while crowd looks on

Watch a Helio Courier, which can land on the roughest, shortest airstrips around the world.

Activities and Displays

Boy records his voice for audio recording demo

Try your hand at Bible translation or computer repair. Check out a boat, a rugged MP3 player, or a solar power setup.


Crowd gathered in auditorium for JAARS Day session

Learn how God’s Word is changing lives, or how Internet access helps translation work.


Exterior of the Museum of the Alphabet

Trace the history of the written word, or learn about early Bible translation work in Mexico.
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Special Guests

Drumming on African drums

Every JAARS Day is different. In the past, we’ve hosted a NASCAR team, motorcyclists, a 5K run, and other mission organizations.


Hop into a missionary plane or helicopter. Or pile into a four-wheel drive and enjoy our off-road course. Either way, you’ll get a taste of how Bible translators reach remote villages. Come early!  Rides in both aircraft and the 4WD course are limited, and tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. (You'll need to sign our liability waiver.)


Over 600 people work on our campus. They’re pilots, software developers, boat captains, trainers, translators, and more—people who’ve served all over the world. And they all have stories.



  • Admission Free
  • Plane Ride $20
  • Helicopter Ride $22
  • Four-Wheel-Drive Ride $7
  • Lunch $6.50


JAARS Tour Office, 704-843-6130

Upcoming Events

June 09 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waxhaw, NC
August 11 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waxhaw, NC
October 13 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waxhaw, NC

Missions at the Airport

Come learn about Bible translation—and why it relies on practical support like planes, boats, and Internet.


Visit our headquarters for flight demos, rides, displays, and talks.