Apply Now
Apply Now
FAQ
FAQ
Programs
Programs
One Year Programs
One Year Programs
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy
Campus Safety
Campus Safety
Athletics Staff
Athletics Staff
Faculty & Staff Contacts
Faculty & Staff Contacts
Two Year Ministry Programs
Two Year Ministry Programs
Three Year Programs
Three Year Programs
Department Contacts
Department Contacts
Applied Programs
Applied Programs
Radio
Prairie Radio
Bachelor of Arts in Ministry
Bachelor of Arts in Ministry
Pulications
Prairie Publications
Bachelor Programs
Bachelor Programs
Maps & Directions
Maps & Directions
Distance Education Programs
Distance Education Programs
Search
Search
Media and publication
Media and publication
Our College
Our College
Events
Events
Alumni Association
Alumni Association
Donate
Donate
Distinguished Alumni
Distinguished Alumni
Facility Rentals
Facility Rentals
Student Services
Student Services
Athletics
Athletics
Alumni Services
Alumni Services
Graduation Info
Graduation Info
Flight Camps
Flight Camps
Academic Information
Academic Information
Campus Chapel
Campus Chapel
important dates
important dates
Service
Service
Other Resources
Other Resources
Partners
Partners
Prairie College
Prairie College
Announcement Shannon Weiss
Announcement Shannon Weiss
Deeper
Deeper
Apologetics to Islam
Faculty Resources
Faculty Resources
Careers
Careers
Purely Canadian
Admissions
Admissions
Fees & Financial Aid
Fees & Financial Aid
Campus Visits
Campus Visits
Impact Groups
Impact Groups
Housing
Housing
Spiritual Development
Spiritual Development
Apply Now
FAQ
Programs
One Year Programs
Privacy Policy
Campus Safety
Athletics Staff
Faculty & Staff Contacts
Two Year Ministry Programs
Three Year Programs
Department Contacts
Applied Programs
Radio
Bachelor of Arts in Ministry
Pulications
Bachelor Programs
Maps & Directions
Distance Education Programs
Search
Media and publication
Our College
Events
Alumni Association
Donate
Distinguished Alumni
Facility Rentals
Student Services
Athletics
Alumni Services
Graduation Info
Flight Camps
Academic Information
Campus Chapel
important dates
Service
Other Resources
Partners
Prairie College
Announcement Shannon Weiss
Deeper
Apologetics to Islam
Faculty Resources
Careers
Purely Canadian
Admissions
Fees & Financial Aid
Campus Visits
Impact Groups
Housing
Spiritual Development
Encounter

one year programs Encounter: Certificate in bible

Discover

One year programs Discover: Certificate in Intercultural Studies

Explore

One year programs Explore: Outdoor leadership studies

Youth Ministry

two year ministry programs: Youth Ministry

Intercultural Studies

two year ministry programs: Intercultural Studies

Outdoor Leadership Assoc of Arts

two year ministry program: Outdoor Leadership Associate of Arts

Religious Studies

two year ministry programs: Religious Studies

Bachelor of Youth Ministry

three year programs: Bachelor of Youth Ministry

Bachelor of Pastoral Ministry

three year programs: Bachelor of Pastoral Ministry

Music & Worship Arts

three year program: Music & Worship Arts

Aviation

Applied programs: Aviation

Practical Nursing

Applied programs: Practical Nursing

Emergency Medical

Applied programs: Emergency Medical

Digital Media

Applied programs: Digital Media

Sports Ministry and Management

Applied programs: Sports Ministry and Management

Pastoral Ministry

Bachelor of Arts in ministry: Pastoral Ministry

Youth Ministry Degree

Bachelor of arts in ministry: Youth Ministry Degree

Camp Ministry

Bachelor of arts ministry: Camp Ministry

Marketplace Ministry

bachelor programs: Marketplace Ministry

Outdoor Leadership 4 Years

Bachelor of arts in ministry Outdoor Leadership 4-Years

Bachelor of Intercultural Studies

bachelor programs: Bachelor of Intercultural Studies

Bachelor of Arts Multidisciplinary

bachelor programs: Bachelor of Arts Multidisciplinary

Global Social Justice

bachelor programs: Global Social Justice

Biblical Studies

bachelor programs: Biblical Studies

Theology

bachelor programs: Theology

Humanities

bachelor programs: Humanities

Islamic Studies

bachelor programs: Islamic Studies

4 Year BA Intercultural Studies

Distance education programs: 4 Year BA Intercultural Studies

About Distance Education

Distance education programs: About Distance Education

Certificate in Bible

Distance Education programs: Certificate in Bible

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry2

Distance education programs: Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry

Associate of Arts General Studies

Distance Education Programs: Associate of Arts in General Studies

4 Year BA Ministry Pastoral

Distance Education Programs: 4 Year BA Ministry Pastoral

Online Courses

Distance Education Programs: Online Courses

Course List

distance education programs: course list

Encounter
Discover
Explore
Youth Ministry
Intercultural Studies
Outdoor Leadership Assoc of Arts
Religious Studies
Bachelor of Youth Ministry
Bachelor of Pastoral Ministry
Music & Worship Arts
Aviation
Practical Nursing
Emergency Medical
Digital Media
Sports Ministry and Management
Pastoral Ministry
Youth Ministry Degree
Camp Ministry
Marketplace Ministry
Outdoor Leadership 4 Years
Bachelor of Intercultural Studies
Bachelor of Arts Multidisciplinary
Global Social Justice
Biblical Studies
Theology
Humanities
Islamic Studies
4 Year BA Intercultural Studies
About Distance Education
Certificate in Bible
Bachelor of Arts in Ministry2
Associate of Arts General Studies
4 Year BA Ministry Pastoral
Online Courses
Course List

Course Overview

Associate of Arts in Mission Aviation

Two Year Program (64 Credits)
Combine a passion for adventure with your desire to help the lost, sick and injured, and learn to use one of the most effective ministry tools.

Courses revolve around:

  • Introducing and understanding Scripture and Christianity in today's world
  • Flight Training Modules ensure students gain experience in different flying environments and aircraft types
  • Developing theoretical knowledge and professionalism

We accept up to 25 students per year. Applicants must have a Transport Canada medical certificate (Category 1).

For tuition & fees, please request more information.

 

Request More Information

Visit the Facebook Page

APPLY

 

 

 

Aviation: In Depth

Through this program you will learn to use one of the most effective missionary tools of the last century, enabling God’s message of hope to travel into the remote corners of the earth.

While airplanes are readily available, capable and willing personnel are becoming increasingly scarce. Our Mission Aviation program directly addresses this need and offers cross-cultural and ministry training not emphasized in most other flight programs.

Upon completion of your degree you will have received a Private Pilot License with a night rating, a Commercial Pilot License, a Remote Responder First Aid Certificate and wilderness survival training, as well as your choice of Single or Multi-Instrument Rating or Instructor Rating.

Expanded Opportunities

It takes years of ongoing training and experience to become a missionary or industry pilot. As part of the program, our aviation staff encourage you to begin communication with mission organizations early in your training so that you can work toward their specific qualifications.

As an AAMA graduate with 250 hours of flight training you will have taken your first steps toward the mission field and the world of a professional pilot. Further flight experience will be required before being accepted by a mission agency. Please consult our aviation staff for further information.

Training

Prairie College Mission Aviation offers training in:

  • Private Pilot License
  • Commercial Pilot License
  • Night Rating
  • Tailwheel Aircraft
  • Complex Aircraft
  • Mountain Navigation
  • Multi-Engine Rating
  • Single and Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
  • Flight Instructor Rating
  • Unimproved Airstrip
  • Emergency Maneuvers

Partners

Mission Aviation Fellowship

AIM AIR

IAMA (International Association of Missionary Aviation)

Fleet/Facilities

Aircraft handling skills are learned in traditional training aircraft such as the Cessna 172 and the more challenging Citabrias. As training progresses, the more powerful and faster retractable-geared Cessna 182, the much more powerful and larger retractable Cessna 210 and finally the twin-engined Seneca II are utilized. In addition, skills are learned in the Redbird FMX full-motion simulator (the first in Canada), which is a highly utilized piece of equipment that helps acclimatize students to instrumentation and procedures before even leaving the ground. 

Program Requirements

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Aviation (28-30 credits)

  • AV 100 Private Pilot Ground School
  • AV 123 Flight Practicum: Private Pilot License
  • AV 130 Flight Practicum: Initial Time & Exp. (2 credits)
  • AV 131 Flight Practicum: Type Conversion (2 credits)
  • AV 132 Flight Practicum: Complex (0.5 credit)
  • AV 133 Flight Practicum: Mountain (1 credit)
  • AV 207 Aircraft Systems Ground School
  • AV 208 Commercial Ground School
  • AV 230 Flight Practicum: Night (1 credit)
  • AV 231 Flight Practicum: CPL Flight Test Prep (1 credit)
  • AV 234 Flight Practicum: Emergency Maneuvers (0.5 credits)
  • AV 237 Flight Practicum: Advanced Time & Exp.
  • AV 201 Instrument (IFR) Ground School
  • AV 233 Flight Practicum: Single IFR (2 credits) OR/
  • AV 235 Flight Practicum: Multi IFR (2 credits)

Additional Offered Aviation Courses

  • AV 236 Flight Practicum: Multi Engine Rating (2 credits)
  • AV 312 Flight Instructor Ground School
  • AV 333 Flight Practicum: Instructor

Arts & Sciences Core (18 credits)

  • HF 111 Thinking & Writing
  • SC 142 Wilderness Survival
  • SC 160 Meteorology
  • SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century 2
  • HF/SS electives 200 level or above (3 cr each)

Bible & Theology Core (18 credits)

  • NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
  • NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
  • OT 112 Reading the Torah
  • OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
  • ST 100 The Christian Life
  • TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology

Kalvin Hildebrant  Flight Instructor

I graduated from Prairie's Mission Aviation Program in the mid- 90's and appreciated so much how it prepared me for ministry. Over the 11 years I spent flying with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Northern Africa I often remembered the great lessons I learned while flying here in Three Hills. It's a privilege now to be back at Prairie helping train the next generation of pilots for ministry. Whether they end up flying in remote parts of the world or here in Canada, it is PCMA's desire that students use their flying skills as an opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever they go.                                                                                                                                                                          

   
Aviation Mid

I can honestly say my time at Prairie College has been the best time of my life. The community of other students, and the team of supportive staff and instructors have allowed me to grow immensely in my personal, professional, academic and spiritual life.

Kristen
Aviation Mid
Hearing the instructors' personal testimonies and learning from their experiences has added a level of mentorship and instilled a passion for mission aviation into the training program rather than mere professional flight instruction.
Martin
Aviation Student
Kristen
Martin

Career Opportunities

 

  • Mission Aviation
  • Major or Regional Airline Pilot 
  • Agricultural Pilot
  • Cargo Pilot
  • Charter Pilot
  • Flight Instructor
In flight
In flight
Preflight
Preflight
The Atrium
The Atrium
Line up
Line up
Parable Place
Parable Place
Flight Simulator
Flight Simulator
Aviation Bottom
At MAF we appreciate the thorough aviation training that Prairie students receive.  In addition, we find that they are spiritually well-grounded and prepared for the demands of missions. 
Gary Toews
Director of Member Care & Operations, Mission Aviation Fellowship Canada
General 2
I look back on my time at Prairie and think: "If only I went there now; the campus is so alive these days." Then I remember that my Prairie experience, like anything in our faith life, really is as good as you allow it to be. For me, it was a safe haven in uncertain times, a source of refinement and my best friend forever factory. It was the place where Jesus met me often through the professors, my coaches, and the people within the town of Three Hills itself. I love where Prairie has come, and where it is going. As a mother, I am confident that anyone who attends is being well equipped to impact my son's world with the love of Jesus! 
Tara Williams
Alumni
Gary Toews
Tara Williams