Flights are a lifeline. An emergency flight saved Danny and Philippa Brooks' daughter -- and many other lives among missionary families and the people they serve. Missionary aviation also provides access to equipment and supplies, and more. You can help provide missionary aviation services in remote locations by sponsoring flights. Every $250 sponsors an hour of flight time.
Speed the spread of the gospel. Your aviation skills and training can help missionaries plant churches faster by supporting their needs for safe transportation to remote areas. New Tribes Mission Aviation (NTMA) is much more than just transporting people and supplies — missionary pilots also take an active part in the spiritual encouragement of missionary co-workers and the indigenous church. View available positions or learn more about NTMA — read our purpose, vision and values and answers to frequently asked questions.
All candidates for service with New Tribes Mission Aviation must complete missionary training with New Tribes Mission and undergo a technical skills evaluation with NTM Aviation. Missionary pilot candidates should have begun flight training before age 30.
Missionary pilots guide aircraft to a safe arrival at a bush location. Missionary pilots also minister as encouragers to the church-planting teams working in remote areas. Without access to a neighborhood grocery or pharmacy, these teams require equipment, medicine, medical evacuation and mail to be supplied by air.
Maintenance technicians keep aircraft in excellent flying condition by performing all procedures necessary to comply with FAA standards and the standards of the host country where they work. Keeping in mind the precious cargo that the planes carry, these technicians dedicate themselves to the highest standards of aircraft maintenance.
Avionics technicians service aircraft radio systems and equipment, high-frequency communication radios for the church-planting teams living in remote areas, other electronic equipment and, at times, computers. Often, there are no telephone services in the jungle, which makes the radio a vital communications tool.