Missionary pilot Steffan Pyle has finished the formal checkout process for flying the Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter.
Steffan and his wife, Julie, along with their three children moved to the Asia-Pacific region last year, and after settling into their new home in January, Steffan returned to the USA for further training in flying a Jet Ranger.
A pilot from NTM Aviation flew in and stayed for three months to check Steffan in flying the Jet Ranger and to help him prepare to head up the flight program there.
"I flew over 100 hours," wrote Steffan, "learning the routes, weather, and tribal locations. Some of Steffan’s experiences include: