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.
Our flight plan for today’s show includes a visit with Dan and Rachael Stoner, both missionary pilots and mechanics who have served in Western and Central Africa, and are now currently serving stateside at JAARS.Read more
Our flight plan for today’s show will take us back to Papua New Guinea where we’ll talk with Ethnos360 Pilot, Ryan Farran (aka. Missionary Bush Pilot).Read more
Welcome back to The Plane Faith Podcast! Or maybe you should be welcoming me back! After a long delay between episodes, I am happy to be releasing episode 10 which is an interview with former Ethnos360 pilot David Tanner. Enjoy!Read more
Thank you for joining us for this episode of the Plane Faith Podcast. Our flight plan for today’s show will take us to the Sepik River area of Papua New Guinea where we’ll talk with missionary pilot and founder of Samaritan Aviation, Mark Palm.Read more
Welcome back to The Plane Faith Podcast! Today’s flight plan will take us to Naknek, Alaska where we’ll talk with missionary pilot Jeremy Crowell to hear about his journey to Naknek and about the kingdom work he is doing there.Read more
Thank you for joining us for this episode of The Plane Faith Podcast. Our flight plan for today’s show will take us back to Indonesia where we’ll hear from missionary pilot, Pete Neal. Pete has a great story to share, so buckle up and enjoy the show.Read more
Welcome to Episode 6 of The Plane Faith Podcast. Our flight plan for today’s show will take us to Kenya where we’ll hear from Pete Young a missionary pilot serving with AIM AIR.Read more
Thank you for joining us for episode 5 of the Plane Faith Podcast. Our flight plan for today’s show will take us back to a familiar destination—the town of Wamena in Papua, Indonesia—where we’ll talk with missionary pilot, Pete Greenwald.Read more