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Training Timeline

Bible Education

2 years of Bible training or the equivalent

Talk with a candidate coach at Ethnos360’s Connection Center (800-856-6053) to evaluate the Bible credits and life and church experience that you have already accumulated. If needed, Ethnos360 Bible Institute exists to provide this Bible training at an affordable price.


Ethnos360 Aviation Candidate Evaluation

During a week at Ethnos360 Aviation headquarters in Arizona, we will evaluate your technical aviation skills.  Also through interviews with you and your spouse, we’ll present a realistic portrayal of the work that Ethnos360 Aviation does in support of pioneer church planting. At the same time, you will evaluate Ethnos360 Aviation to see if we are the type of ministry that you can get behind and wholeheartedly serve with.


Missionary Training

1 year

Ethnos360 Training in the USA or Emanate in Canada will give you the cross-cultural tools essential for becoming fluent in another language and integrating well in a foreign culture. You will be equipped to work with people of different cultures, nationalities, worldviews and mindsets. 


Ethnos360 Aviation advanced training in McNeal, AZ

9 months

  • You will gain advanced flying skills in STOL aircraft at maximum gross weights on short runways in mountain environments. Training is to high standards to prepare you to fly Kodiaks on the mission field.  Advanced helicopter training prepares you to fly R66s. Advanced sling load and gross weight training prepares you to serve missionaries in any terrain and at high elevation.
  • Specialized maintenance training prepares you to maintain the fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft you will be operating on your specific field of service.
  • Safety and standards training enables every member of our aviation team to be an integral part of delivering safe and reliable service to the church planting missionaries that are counting on us.    
  • Veteran mission aviation personnel who have successfully served in the third world will mentor you. These connections and relationships you build with home staff will be vital for long-distance interaction once you are on your field of service.  You will get to know those who will be leading, providing technical expertise, supplying aircraft parts and coaching you through the challenges on the mission field.


National Culture and Language study on the field

6 to 24 months

Through purposeful and disciplined study, you will gain a competent level of culture and language skills.  This will enable you to work with national co-workers as well as to interact with national aviation personnel, organizations and government officials and to be comfortable at community events and other gatherings.


National aviation certifications

You will need to obtain the aviation certifications required by the national aviation authority in your country of service.

Praise the Lord!  Insurance totaled our damaged R66 helicopter in Brazil and plans to pay the bulk of its value. Read More X