California Baptist University
For students desiring to become a missionary pilot, the Missionary Aviation endorsement is available. This endorsement requires Aviation Flight students to complete an additional 21 units in courses such as Global Perspectives, Mission Aviation, and Bible studies. Aviation Flight graduates with a Missionary Aviation endorsement will be prepared to join a Missionary Aviation organization with some additional hours (typically 400 total). Generally, you can expect to graduate from CBU’s Aviation Science program as an Aviation Flight major with around 200-230 total hours of flight time. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to pursue their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating. There are a number of programs locally and nationwide that will enable a student to achieve their A&P in one or two years. Due to the remote places in which missionary pilots are called to operate in, having the ability to make aircraft repairs in the field is crucial.

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