The purpose of our Plane Faith Takeoff Grants is to offer training/education repayment grants to prospective missionary pilots and aircraft maintenance personnel. Applicants should be individuals who have completed their training and have been accepted for service (or conditionally accepted based on debt reduction) by an approved mission aviation organization. Aviation training is expensive and the debt that is incurred during the years of training and preparation often becomes a barrier that delays, and in some cases prevents, many prospective missionaries from reaching the mission field.
Our desire at Plane Faith is to remove this barrier by awarding grants that cover the monthly aviation training loan payments for missionary pilots and mechanics for as long as they serve on the mission field. This allows aviation missionaries to arrive on the mission field soon after completing their training, and to serve without the stress of debt hanging over their head.