JAARS exists to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. Since 1948, we have provided logistical solutions and equipment to help linguists and translators work effectively in off-the-grid locations.
In particular, our focus is in four areas: transportation, technology, media, and training. Relative to missionary aviation, we provide partners like SIL and affiliates of the Wycliffe Global Alliance with aircraft, pilot and mechanic training, operating and safety standards, field operations support, parts supply, research & development, and more. We operate from the 550-acre JAARS Center and Townsend Field in North Carolina, conducting training at our own airport and a range of landing strips here and in the North Carolina mountains. Our aviation staff are involved in recruiting, training, aircraft maintenance, acquisition and preparation of aircraft for global partners, field needs assessment, and more. Please visit the JAARS web site for more information about aviation initiatives, current field projects, staffing needs, opportunities to engage with JAARS, and the wide range of non-aviation solutions we provide to our mission partners.