Frequently Asked Questions

Why are aircraft needed for missions?
What type of training is provided by C W W?
I already have my private pilot certificate, what more do I have to do become qualified for service in a third world country environment?
What type of aircraft do you have available for flight training?
How long does training take?
I already have five hundred hours of flight time, a commercial pilot certificate with instrument rating, how long would it take for me to go through your mountain and jungle pilot training program?
How much does the program cost?
Do you have housing on or near the airstrip where the training is done?
What does the top it off program (mountain and jungle program) consist of?
Do you train international students?
When do classes start?
I don't have any flight experience, is it possible for me to take all my flight training with CWW?
Where is your facility located?

Q: Why are aircraft needed for missions?
A: What do missionaries do when: 1. The country in which they serve has no postal service.
2. Their child is gravely ill and the nearest hospital is an 11-hour drive away. (Sometimes 2 or 3 weeks away by dugout canoe.)
3. The tribal people need a doctor, but the doctor has only a week to treat everyone and it's a 3 day walk, one-way, to their village.
4. Their car breaks down and it takes 6 months to get repair parts.
5. Their children who attend school in a neighboring country want to come home for the holidays.
6. The Missionaries would minister to many tribes in a week but it takes too long to get to the other tribes.
7. The flooded rivers have isolated their village again, cutting off and food or supply lines, as well as, any escape.

This is why we train missionary pilots to go to the field. Top

Q. What type of training is provided by C W W?
A. Flight training from basic to jungle pilot including multi-engine as well as shop training toward A & P mechanic. We'll take you from 0 hours to jungle pilot if you want! Top

Q. I already have my private pilot certificate, what more do I have to do become qualified for service in a third world country environment?
A. Most, missionary aviation organizations require applicants to have an instrument rating, a commercial pilot certificate, and at least five hundred hours of pilot experience. Our mountain and jungle pilot training program is now being recognized as very useful in preparing pilots for service in remote areas where airstrips are very challenging. Top

Q. What type of aircraft do you have available for flight training?
A. We now have available for training the following aircraft: C-150, C-170, C-180, C-310. Top

Q. How long does training take?
A. To go from zero hours up throught jungle pilot will probably take two years. The A&P training will take an additional 30 months. These are estimates, you should plan on more time if possible. Our staff will do their best to complete your training to the hightest level possible at the lowest possible cost and within your time frame if possible.

Q. I already have five hundred hours of flight time and a commercial pilot certificate with instrument rating, how long would it take for me to go through your mountain and jungle pilot training program?
A. The program is not graduated on the basis of a certain number of hours, but rather on proficiency. Based on our experience, you should expect to spend eight weeks and around fifty to sixty hours of flight time in our C-180. Top

Q. How much does the program cost?
A. Please check out our different programs. Top

Q. Do you have housing on or near the airstrip where the training is done?
A. Housing is available on the field and the cost is very reasonable. We are located in a ruaral area. The rental cost for our 12 X 60 two bedroom mobile home is $300 per month. We sometimes have short-term housing at the Smith house, which includes room, board, and laundry for $400 per month. Top

Q. What does the "top-it-off" program (mountain and jungle program) consist of?
A. Advanced maneuvers and procedures necessary for bush flying. Check out the details. Top

Q. Do you train international students?
A. Yes we do, as a matter of fact, most of the students we have trained have been international students. You will find no racial or nationality barriers at CWW. Top

Q. When do classes start?
A. We schedule each individual student as close as possible to when he or she wants or needs to train. Top

Q. I don't have any flight experience, is it possible for me to take all my flight training with CWW?
A. Yes, We offer pilot training beginning at any level of experience. We are able and willing to design a program to fit your needs in most cases. Top

Q. Where is your facility located?
A. Dove airstrip MO81, is located near Ironton, Missouri, approximately seventy miles south of St. Louis. It is in a rural setting, located in some of the highest terrain in the state (ideal for our purpose). Top

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