Free event showcases the work of aid groups that fly into remote areas around the globe

The challenge of flying into the world’s most remote airstrips and villages is not for the faint of heart. But those who do this dangerous work say “flying for a purpose” far outweighs the risks.

Nashville Flight Training’s 3rd annual Missions Day provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about organizations that deliver international aid in hard-to-reach places. The free event takes place Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. More information is available at

Participating organizations include:

  • Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
  • Service Oriented Aviation Readiness (S.O.A.R.)
  • Missionary Flights International (MFI)
  • Ethnos360 Aviation (formerly New Tribes Mission Aviation)
  • Jungle Aviation and Radio Service (JAARS)
  • Agape Flights
  • Missionary Maintenance Services (MMS)
  • Moody Aviation

“Experienced pilots have many unique opportunities to fly around the world as their ‘calling,’ to use their skills for a higher purpose,” said Chris Erlanson, president of Nashville Flight Training. “That’s why we’re always happy to partner with various mission organizations who bring hope, help and a message to places near and far.”

From a grass airstrip in Mozambique to a mountainous landing zone in Papua New Guinea, many residents depend solely on aviation for their life-link to the outside world. These organizations support indigenous churches, enable access to medical care, provide disaster relief, and make community development projects possible.

“If you’re interested in how you can connect with these groups on the frontlines of delivering aid, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more and get involved. There’s always a need for folks to join in with these efforts,” Erlanson said.

About Nashville Flight Training

Established in 2010, Nashville Flight Training provides affordable flight instruction from award winning, FAA-certified instructors and offers state-of-the-art equipment. The flight training facility is based at the Nashville International Airport, 801 Hangar Lane. More information is available at