I LOVE the Kingdom Air Corp! This is such a cool place!
Here’s their webpage: https://www.kingdomaircorps.org
Basically, the Kingdom Air Corps (KAC) prepares pilots for the aviation mission field by providing flight instruction opportunities. The setting is the stunning Matanuska Valley near Sutton, AK about 2 hours northeast of Anchorage. Sitting right on the Matanuska River, Kingdom Air Corps has all the facilities (room, airplanes, dining facility, etc) to help those who are endeavoring to advance in aviation in support of the Gospel.
It should be stated that KAC is not intended to be a “cheap place to get your licenses”, but rather a place intended solely for preparing those who are going to the mission field in aviation.
Each day at KAC is filled with lots of flying, lots of people moving around from lodge to dining facility to maintenance hangar to any number of other activities, making things happen. There is a buzz of activity, and everyone pitches in wherever is best needed to make the mission of KAC occur. Some people instruct, some cook food, some clean, some work in construction, some maintenance, and some repair airplanes. It is neat to see a “rank doesn’t matter” sorta atmosphere as everyone “finds a need, and fills that need”.
My work with KAC is to administer flight practical tests (check rides) for the FAA as a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). To me, this is the best job on the planet at KAC because I get to be the one to validate the training and launch some fine young aviators out into the world of mission aviation.
Just listen to these aviators tell their story and let me know if you are not impacted in a mighty way! I’m so excited to see young people so passionate about their God-Given calling to move the Gospel with aviation.
The founder of KAC is Dwayne King, a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and a virtual mountain of energy and encouragement for those who are even remotely considering moving the Gospel with aviation. I gained a huge appreciation for Dwayne and his ministry.
Of course, everything that happens at KAC is done through donations. They accept airplanes, cash, and your time. Volunteerism is huge at KAC. If you’d like to donate, I’ll match any customers’ donation (who trains with us) to KAC dollar for dollar, up to $100 per customer. I think it’s a great way to pool resources to help move the gospel forward!