Aviation Training

Thank you for your interest in attending the School of Missionary Aviation Technology! You’ll find several things set us apart from other aviation schools, including:

  • Intimate Atmosphere
    We keep class sizes small to create a close, intimate atmosphere.
  • Missions Focus
    We specialize in preparing students for missionary aviation work.
  • Unique One-Year Programs
    We offer one of the few A&P programs you can complete in just 12 months.
  • FAA-Certified
    All instructors are fully qualified to provide instruction meeting FAA standards.
  • Location
    Our location in West Michigan offers a lower cost-of-living for our students.

Our Aviation Training Programs

Flight Training Program

Flight training is offered to students wishing to train for a career in missionary aviation or to work at upgrading proficiency. Cessna aircraft are used for both basic and advanced pilot training. By flying with instructors who understand mission agency requirements, candidates scheduled for a mission evaluation are afforded the opportunity to enhance their flying skills.

Maintenance Training Program (A&P)

A 12-month comprehensive course in Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics is offered to students with an interest in aircraft maintenance. The program is FAA approved and provides training and preparation for the FAA written, oral, and practical mechanics tests.

Graduate Placement

Graduates of our programs may be given an opportunity to exercise their newly developed skills in a controlled training atmosphere. Placement in SMAT’s maintenance facility is offered to a limited number of our students to further assist them in confidence building through real world aircraft maintenance experiences.