The purpose of our Plane Faith Takeoff Program is to offer training/education scholarships and repayment grants to prospective missionary pilots and aircraft maintenance personnel. 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 scholarships and grants that alleviate this debt, allowing aviation missionaries to arrive on the mission field soon after completing their training, and then to serve without the stress of debt hanging over their head.
Our Plane Faith Takeoff Grants are designed to cover the monthly aviation training loan payments for missionary pilots and mechanics for as long as they serve on the mission field. 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. Learn more about the process and the program by clicking the button below.
Although our Takeoff Grants will continue to be our primary approach to alleviating debt for missionary pilots, we have decided to begin awarding scholarships each year as well. We believe this will allow us to help more prospective missionary pilots while also creating an applicant pipeline for our Takeoff Grant program. The scholarships will be $2,000 a year per recipient, and will be awarded to cover expenses for a typical two-term school year (ie. Fall 2023 – Spring 2024). $1,000 payments will be made directly to the flight school/college/university each term. However, since we are announcing and launching the scholarship program in the middle of Fall 2022, we are currently taking applications for $1,000 scholarships for Spring 2023. If you are interested in applying for a Takeoff Scholarship, click the button below.