School of Missionary Aviation Technology

Welcome to SMAT!

Our mission is to glorify God by providing professional aviation training to a high standard that equips individuals to serve God and others through aviation.

At the School of Missionary Aviation Technology [SMAT] we provide mission-driven students with FAA-certified training in aircraft maintenance and flight. SMAT offers a professional, certified curriculum in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Students benefit from small class sizes in which strong, lasting relationships are built with instructors and fellow students.

Aviation Training Programs

We provide Christ-centered, performance-based training in aviation flight, maintenance, and related technical disciplines. Students receive hands-on experience in both laboratory and field environments.

Pete’s Story

This video gives you a quick look at the training Pete Young received at SMAT in preparation for a career change in which God led him and his family to serve with AIM Air in Africa.

“I’m very thankful to SMAT for all they’ve done to prepare me to serve in mission aviation.”

Pete Young

Support SMAT

Learn about how you can contribute to the sustainability and growth of our mission-driven aviation school: donate money to help pay for student scholarships, facilities, and instructional supplies; donate aircraft to help improve our training capacity; volunteer for aircraft clean-up or instructional support. (SMAT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.)