Dear Friends of ACMA

My name is Vanessa Lister. In June of this year I was appointed as CEO of ACMA (Australian Centre for Mission Aviation).

In the months since this appointment, I have continually been encouraged by the passion that exists to see people equipped at the highest level to effectively serve others through aviation.

It is clear that seeking first the kingdom of God is the primary driving motivator for the training done here in Coldstream.

I want to personally thank you for your support of the work that has been carried out here over the past 20 years. Your partnership has ultimately resulted in the transformation of many lives.

Together we have been able to train up and equip many pilots, engineers and technicians to serve in the mission field. But our work is far from over. There is still so much to do. 

As you are probably aware, the aviation industry as a whole is facing an alarming decline. The world needs pilots and engineers; isolated communities critically need pilots and engineers.

We must step up to meet this need. It is with this in mind that I am very excited to announce the next chapter of ACMA.


Introducing Aetos Flight and AvServe

After much prayer, research, and consultation with the Board, it has become clear that we are under utilising the resources that God has put in our charge. I am reminded of the parable of the talents - to those who have been given much, much will be demanded.

God has given us a very unique platform here to make a significant impact for the kingdom of God in the wider aviation industry. 

Therefore, in December 2016, we will be officially launching 2 organisations.
To continue to support and equip those called to mission aviation, the first organisation is Aetos Flight which will be an advocacy and support network for pilots and engineers who specifically want to serve in mission aviation.

In partnership with this, we are also launching “AvServe”. This will be a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to equipping pilots and aircraft engineers to serve others in any purpose driven aviation careers. Our approach to training will be one that includes all people.

We will provide the highest quality in training for pilots and aircraft engineers that complies with ASQA and CASA’s national training standards where appropriate.

We will specialise in equipping our pilots to fly in challenging areas, with the ability to land on difficult airstrips in isolated areas where the communities are vulnerable and disadvantaged. Our aircraft maintenance engineers will ensure the aircraft is safe for its pilot, passengers and precious cargo.

So, those wishing to serve as a mission pilot or engineer will receive aviation skills training through AvServe but be prepared and sent out to the mission field with Aetos Flight.

Once again, thank you for your support of ACMA. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach me on the number below.

We’d cherish your prayers and continued support as we take flight on wings of eagles.

In His Service,

Vanessa Lister
(03) 9739 0612