Aviation as Mission
Each year the Hesston College Aviation Program plans an event to bring alumni and students together to better understand God’s call on our lives and how that call translates to our careers in aviation. Several of our graduates return to our hangar at the Newton City-County Airport to share about their professional and spiritual journeys and how they live their faith through their work. In recent years speakers have included Roger Yoder, a captain with American Airlines; Kurt Neuenschwander, chief pilot for AirServ International; and John Reimer, a demonstration pilot for Cessna.
Hesston’s Mountain Flying course is an extended cross-country flight into the Colorado Rockies which offers students important experience in high altitude operations and familiarity with high altitude airports. The sights and flights are breath taking.
For those who are interested in a career in the airlines, this training is a must.
The Airline Training Orientation Program is an introduction to the Boeing 737, which includes flight in a full motion simulator in the airline training environment. A high altitude endorsement and advanced systems training are included.
The FAA’s Civil AeroMedical Institute in Oklahoma City offers a FREE physiological training in an altitude chamber and spatial disorientation simulator. A second day of training includes survival in arctic, desert and water situations.