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Associate of Arts in Mission Aviation
Two Year Program (64 Credits)
Courses revolve around:
We accept up to 25 students per year. Applicants must have a Transport Canada medical certificate (Category 1).
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.
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.
Prairie College Mission Aviation offers training in:
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.
All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.
Aviation (28-30 credits)
Additional Offered Aviation Courses
Arts & Sciences Core (18 credits)
Bible & Theology Core (18 credits)
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.
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.