After having awarded and fully funded our very first Takeoff Grant in 2021, we are excited about opening our Takeoff Grant application window for 2022. We hope to build off last year’s success by awarding and funding two or three grants this year. If you are a prospective missionary pilot with training debt that is proving to be a hurdle for you as you seek to fulfill your calling (or if you know someone like that), we hope that you will take a minute or two to learn more about our Takeoff Grant program and how it can help. We desire to get prospective missionary pilots to the field faster and keep them there longer by alleviating their training debt and the stress that goes with it. Please visit our website and reach out to us if you have any questions. We most definitely look forward to seeing your application soon!
In today’s episode we are going to do something that’s a good bit different than anything we’ve done before. Because in today’s episode, I am going to be the guest. Yes, instead of me interviewing someone else, in today’s show, you are going to get to hear someone else interviewing me. And in that interview, we’ll get into many of the details and the backstory of Plane Faith and how it came into existence. Read more
Our flight plan for today’s show includes a conversation with former MAF pilot, Jim Manley. Come on board and join us as Jim talks about his time in Ecuador and the unique journey he took to the mission field. Read more
In this episode, we’ll hear from Case Visser, Plane Faith’s first Takeoff Grant recipient, as he shares the story about his journey from business owner to missionary pilot with Samaritan Aviation. Read more
Our flight plan for today’s episode is going to take us back to the African continent for a conversation with Steve Straw. Steve serves as a missionary pilot in Gabon, a country on the west coast of Central Africa, with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Read more
We are so very excited to announce that we have approved the first pilot for our 2021 Class of Takeoff Grant Recipients! You can learn more about Case Visser, his family, and their calling to serve with Samaritan Aviation in Papua New Guinea by reading his bio here.
We are busy raising support to fully fund his grant, and are still hoping to award Takeoff Grants to one or two more applicants in the next couple of months. If you can help us financially, please visit our giving page to partner with us in our mission. If you know of someone else who might be a candidate for one of our Takeoff Grants, please direct them our way. We’d love to meet them!
It’s official! After years of work and months of waiting, we are now officially a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization, and are currently recruiting applicants and accepting donations for our first Class of Takeoff Grant recipients! Listen to this episode to learn more.
Our flight plan for today’s show, which includes an amazing conversation with Erick Paradizo, contains some great insight for prospective missionary pilots. He is currently serving stateside with MAF, but will soon be heading to Ecuador with his family.
We are very excited to announce that we are moving into a new phase of ministry at Plane Faith. From the beginning, the primary concern behind the podcast and everything else related to Plane Faith has been to find a solution to the debt problem that has often caused great difficulty for prospective and active missionary pilots. Flight training is expensive, and prospective missionary pilots often find it necessary to finance their training in order to complete it in a reasonable amount of time. Unfortunately, this debt often becomes a hurdle they must clear before they can be approved for the mission field (or a stressful hurdle they end up having to clear every month while they are on the mission field). In the worst of cases, this debt hurdle keeps those called to mission aviation from ever fulfilling their call, while at other times, it brings them home prematurely.
We at Plane Faith want to solve this problem by awarding Takeoff Grants to cover the monthly flight training debt for missionary pilots for as long as they serve on the mission field. To accomplish this goal, we have formed a nonprofit corporation and will soon begin accepting donations to fund these grants. We are also getting geared up to start accepting applications for our first class of grant recipients. If you would like more information either about donating to fund these grants or how to apply for one, please reach out to us using the contact form on this website.