Welcome to SMAT!

“SMAT” stands for “School of Missionary Aviation Technology.” We provide mission-driven students with FAA-certified training in aircraft maintenance and flight. Our specialty is preparing individuals to serve the Lord in mission aviation.

What we offer at SMAT is a professional, certified curriculum in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We’re a small school with small class sizes so students have close relationships with instructors and other students. You will find that everyone at SMAT shares a common goal which is to make an impact on God’s kingdom through aviation.

SMAT Community Days 2016

Bring your family to the 3rd annual SMAT Community Days event at the Ionia County Airport. Talk to pilots from around the world, see airplanes, cars, motorcyles and more. There is a kids zone with a bouncy house and lots of kids games with prizes. Hot dogs, brats, walking tacos, baked potatoes, ice cream, cotton candy, cold drinks and more are all part of the fun!

Airplane rides are available for $25 per person and helicopter rides are available for only $30 per person. Bring the whole family!

Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 5K Runway Run - Register HERE

Saturday, June 25, 2016 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 26, 2016 12 - 5 p.m.

Click HERE for more information about this special event!

Mission Aviation Training

Learn about the benefits of attending SMAT: one of the few A&P & Flight programs you can complete in just twelve months; FAA-approved curriculum; uniform aircraft training fleet; low student-to-instructor ratio; customized training for various mission fields; etc.
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Giving to SMAT

Learn about how you can contribute to the sustainability and growth of our mission-driven aviation school: donate money to help pay for student scholarships, facilities, and instructional supplies; donate aircraft to help improve our training capacity; volunteer for aircraft clean-up or instructional support. (SMAT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.)
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SMAT is nationally accredited by ACCET

ACCET Accredited