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April 17, 2013

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Fly-In at the Tri-County Airport.

This past week, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) was represented at one of the top air shows in the world, SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, which was held in Lakeland, Florida. BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen and several trustees manned an exhibit booth answering questions and promoting the new aviation program at the college. In addition to speaking with prospective students who visited the booth, representatives from BCF were able to work with other mission's aviation agencies including the International Association of Missionary Aviation (IAMA), New Tribes Mission, JAARS, Inc., Mission Aviation Fellowship, United Indian Missions, and several others.

"For many years it has been our dream to provide every type of training possible to carry the Gospel to all areas of the earth. This program will provide the finest in theological preparation along with state of the art pilot training. We are not trying to prepare aviators who may or may not be missionaries; we are trying to prepare missionaries who will be able to use aviation as a tool for spreading the Gospel," stated Dr. Kinchen regarding the program.

The goal of SUN 'n FUN, a non-profit corporation, is to "Build a Brighter Future through Aviation." Every year, sponsors, exhibitors, advertisers, volunteers, airshow performers, and guests join together to celebrate aviation. Since BCF is one of the only Christian colleges to offer an aviation program, this event provided greater visibility as to what God is doing at BCF in mission's aviation.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Missions with a Concentration in Aviation is designed to integrate practical missions education with certified flight training in order to equip vocational missionaries, pastors, and other church leaders to be effective in their ministries and independent in their travel. The BA contains 122 semester hours which includes the general education foundation, Biblical/theological foundation, missions major core, and aviation concentration.

For more information on the BA in Missions with a Concentration in Aviation, please call (800) 328-2660 ext. 460 or access the program listings located on the website at baptistcollege.edu.