Incorrect. Liberty University owns Falwell Aviation.
Prior to being merged with Liberty University, Falwell Aviation was owned by Calvin and Lawrence Falwell, first cousins of the late Jerry Falwell, Sr. The started the company in 1948. It was merged in Liberty University in January 2010, nearly 3 years after Falwell passed away.
There is an organization called the “Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability” - www.ecfa.org.
Billy Graham and his organization was one of the founding members, along with Bill Bright’s Campus Crusade for Christ, Compassion International, The Moody Bible Institute, Chuck Colson’s (of Watergate fame) Prison Fellowship, and many others.
For those who are concerned with misuse of donor funds and the appropriate use and reporting of charitable contributions in religious organizations, the member list of this organization is a good place to look for reputable people. They are very strict regarding the standards and reporting of financial records required in order to maintain membership.
While it is true that some (ok many) “religious ministries” get caught up in the excesses of the money that can be raised. There are TONS more who do good work around the world, and spend their supporters’ money in very efficient ways. Let’s not paint all of those who claim the Lord’s name with the same “greed” brush.
Samaritan’s Purse is looking for a pilot, with some interesting qualification requirements.
After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan’s Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel. To do that world-wide requires planes and pilots. Our Mission Aviation Services section provides that transportation.
The Corporate Pilot will operate company-owned aircraft (including Falcon 900, King Air 300) to transport company Chairman/Chief Executive Officer and/or other officials and guests.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain a current aviation FAA first class medical certificate and valid FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Multiengine Land Rating.
Perform pilot duties as needed or assigned.
File flight plans as needed or assigned.
Obtain weather data and interpret data based on flight plan.
Complete aircraft weight and balances for flights.
Load and unload passenger’s luggage in aircraft.
Keep assigned aircraft charts and data bases updated.
Work with Samaritan’s Purse mechanics and contracted mechanics in matters relating to the Aircraft as assigned in identifying and resolving discrepancies. He is not authorized to do any aircraft maintenance himself.
Keep the aircraft clean, neat, when home and away from the home base including sanitizing the aircraft restroom facilities after each flight.
Assist in the maintenance, and cleaning of all Samaritan’s Purse hangars’ property.
Perform pre-flights, in-flight test, and post-flights as needed to ensure safety of flight.
Work with the Federal Aviation Administration as assigned.
Evaluate and make recommendations to the President and Director on new equipment, software and issues of safety.
Download databases for airplanes as necessary.
Represent the Ministry on a professional level when dealing with business associates, officials, and customers.
Assist the President and Director with office duties and other duties as assigned.
Keep all aspects of Mission Aviation Services confidential relating to the schedule and expenses.
Follow policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
Attend morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position requires flexibility to be ready and available to travel anywhere in the world (24/7) at a moment’s notice.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Four year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
Minimum - 2000 hours jet and international experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Maintain current Aviation First Class Medical Certificate, valid Pilot’s License
ATP-AMEL (Airline Transport Pilot – Aircraft Multi-Engine Land), and FCC Restricted Radio Permit.
Must maintain currency in the aircraft types assigned.
Full-time position with benefit package.
Location: North Wilkesboro, NC (must live within commutable distance-relocation assistance available)