Takeoff Program

The Purpose

The purpose of our Plane Faith Takeoff Program is to get new missionary pilots to the field faster—as soon as possible after completing their training!

Takeoff Scholarships

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 Takeoff Scholarships have been designed to minimize debt and thus enable our scholarship recipients to someday serve on the mission field without the stress of debt hanging over their heads (something that often brings missionary pilots home prematurely).

Applications for the Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 school year are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2024 to apply for the Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 school year.

Takeoff Grants

Fundraising is a hurdle each missionary pilot must clear before being deployed to the mission field. Our Takeoff Grants are designed to provide a jumpstart in this process, helping new missionary pilots reach their fundraising goals more quickly. Essentially, Plane Faith Plane Faith will become a sizeable monthly donor for our Takeoff Grant recipients—ideally, very early in their fundraising process.

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.

Apply For Takeoff Grant