Agency Overview

Service Oriented Aviation Readiness (S.O.A.R.), a 501(c)3 Missouri nonprofit corporation, is located in Bolivar, Mo., at the Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17). The primary purpose of SOAR is the training and education of aviation mechanics and pilots for mission and humanitarian aviation. Through its curriculum, programs and supervised-experience training, students are prepared and qualified for the progression of testing and certifications. A distinctive attribute of SOAR is that the organization leverages an energized local pilot population and community engaged at a municipal airport to help our students continue a “pay-it-forward” philosophy through which many of the previous generation of pilots were taught to fly.

There are several members of the local community, both directly and indirectly associated with SOAR, who are invested in teaching the next generation of pilots to fly. Just like these pilots were mentored and trained in years gone by, they are interested in making that same investment in others today. After training, students are prepared to apply their skills for full-time mission or humanitarian aviation through a mission agency.