PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
Pilot Time-Building Program
Fresh out of pilot-school with approximately 250 total flight hours and your ASEL Commercial and Instrument rating? Are you a pursing God’s calling to enter the Mission Aviation Field and lack the minimum required flight hour experience? Then the Wings for Christ Pilot Time-Building Program may be right for you.
The minimum experience threshold to enter the mission aviation field is typically 400 flight hours with a minimum of 50 hours in a high-performance airplane. The Pilot Time-Building Program provides the additional flight experience (up to 150 flight hours) in a high-performance airplane to meet the minimum requirements to enter the mission aviation field.
Pilot’s selected will build flight experience in a 230hp Cessna 182 operating out of the Wings for Christ Airfield (73F) from a 3,000-foot soft field lighted runway. While at Wings for Christ, pilots are afforded various opportunities to grow technically and spiritually alongside volunteer mentors.
|Committed to pursuing God’s calling in mission aviation|
|ASEL Commercial Certificate with Instrument Rating|
|Less than 400 total flight hours (airplane)|
|Airframe & Powerplant Certificate (completed or working on)|
|Application with a Mission Aviation Organization|
|WHAT SELECTED CANDIDATES RECEIVE|
|Up to 150 flight hours in a high-performance aircraft (Cessna 182)|
|Pilots skills proficiency training (day, night, IMC)|
|Aeronautical knowledge proficiency training|
|Living accommodations (limited space available)|
|Mentorship on spiritual and technical growth|
Wings for Christ Pilot Time Building Program is entirely funded by generous donors. Quarterly assessments are conducted to determine how many flight hours can be afforded to selected candidates.