Neal and Karen are working with New Tribes Mission Aviation.

What is NTMA?

ntma_01New Tribes Mission Aviation (NTMA) is the missionary aviation and radio division of New Tribes Mission (NTM). Since 1969, NTMA has played a part in helping to provide a choice for those without access to the Gospel.

Missionary pilots guide aircraft to a safe arrival at a bush location. Missionary pilots also minister as encouragers to the church planting teams working in remote areas. Without access to a neighborhood grocery or pharmacy, these teams require equipment, medicine, medical evacuation and mail to be supplied by air.

ntma_02Maintenance technicians keep aircraft in excellent flying condition by performing all procedures necessary to comply with FAA standards, and the standards of the host country where they work. Keeping in mind the precious cargo that the planes carry, these technicians dedicate themselves to the highest standards of aircraft maintenance.

Avionics Technicians service aircraft radio systems and equipment, high-frequency communication radios for the church planting teams living in remote areas, other electronic equipment, and sometimes computers. Often there are no telephone services in the jungle, which makes the radio a vital communications tool.


ntma_03New Tribes Mission Aviation (NTM Aviation) Purpose Statement:

To safely speed the NTM effort to spread the gospel to unreached people groups, through the use of missionary aviation.


NTMA Vision Statement:


To see a spiritually growing and thriving body of highly skilled and well-trained individuals meeting missionary aviation needs and ministering to the spiritual needs of the NTM personnel, with whom we serve.