About the School of Aeronautics
Training Christ-Centered Aviators
During the past 20 years, our degree programs have grown from just 4 students to over 4000 students worldwide. It is now one of the largest faith-based collegiate aviation programs in North America. With a vision to advance the Great Commission by developing and training aerospace professionals through a distinctively Christian education.
Mission: Equip, mentor, and send Champions for Christ into the aerospace community.
School of Aeronautics programs integrate a biblical worldview with aviation excellence while seeking to instill and develop the best qualities of airmanship in each of our graduates.
Our education programs deliver the hard and soft skills desired by the aviation industry and mission aviation organizations:
- Oral and written communication skills
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Leadership and team-building skills
Preparing Aviation Leaders
The School of Aeronautics incorporates leadership and mentorship education during the freshman and sophomore years. Students are prepared to become mentors, leaders, and instructors in their chosen aviation field. Our programs are designed to be transformational education and training experiences, and students are able to gain real experience as flight instructors, UAS operators, industry interns, researchers, and in many other roles. We partner with airline companies, corporate aviation companies, military branches, UAS companies, mission organizations, and other aviation entities to effectively train and coach our students as they journey to the place God wants them to be.
Experienced Faculty and Staff
Our faculty and staff strive to grow aviation leaders to know their identity, thrive in their faith, and love others in Christ to become difference-makers in the aerospace community. School of Aeronautics professors come from successful careers in the aviation industry. They genuinely invest in the spiritual and professional development of our students, equipping them for rewarding and impactful careers.
Safety is Our Number One Priority
Our safety reporting system is available to both students and instructors. It offers the ability to report anything you witness or experience that may be inconsistent with our safety standards, whether it be in flight, during ground operations, or an observation on the airport ramp. You can choose to remain anonymous during the completion of the form. The more information you can provide about the issue, the better we can help to address it.