Faculty / Instructors

Instructor Profiles

Mr. Terry Yoder, President/CEO

Educational Background:

Grace College of the Bible (Grace University), Mission Aviation, 1988-1991; Certificate of Completion, Iowa Western Community College, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, 1991; Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Cornerstone University, 2002; Master of Education degree in School Administration and Supervision, Liberty University, 2008.

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Airframe and Powerplant (A&P), 1991; Private Pilot – Single Engine Land, 1992; Inspection Authorization (IA), 1997.

Mr. Nathan Rozema, Maintenance School Director/A&P Instructor

Educational Background:

Certificate of Completion, School of Missionary Aviation Technology AMT Program; Spokane Turbine Center, (PT6A Line Maintenance and Hot Section Inspection Training).

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Airframe and Powerplant, 2007. Inspection Authorization, 2014.

Mr. Steve VanBeveren, Flight School Director/Flight Instructor

Educational Background:

B.S. degree Missionary Aviation Technology, Moody Bible Institute

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Airframe and Powerplant license 1991; Private Pilot 1991, Commercial Pilot: SEL/MEL/Instrument 1993, Flight Instructor: Airplane/Instrument/Advanced Ground 1993

Mr. Neil DuBois, Chief Flight Instructor

Educational Background:

Moody Bible Institute with B.S. degree in Missionary Aviation Technology, 1986.

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Airframe and Powerplant, 1984; Private Pilot, 1984; Instrument Airplane, 1986; Commercial Pilot, 1986; Flight Instructor, Airplane Single Engine Land, 1986, Flight Instructor: Instrument Airplane, 1987; Commercial Glider, 2000; Flight Instructor, Multi-Engine Land, Instrument, 2003, ATP Multi-Engine Land, 2003. Note: Neil is on loan from JAARS

SMAT hosted its 2017 Annual Banquet on Saturday, October 14, 2017. We enjoyed hearing Neil DuBois tell his story of an accident that looked like it would totally derail his plans to serve as a missionary pilot. God used that event to change the course of Neil’s life which would eventually lead him to serve as the Chief Flight Instructor at SMAT (on loan from Wycliffe/JAARS). Here is a link to the video of Neil’s story as he presented it at the banquet:

Mr. Duane Linsley, A&P Instructor, Mechanic

Educational Background:

Diploma, Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music, Missionary Aviation Program, 1973; Associates degree in Applied Science, Chochise College, 1974

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Private Pilot, 1971; Commercial Pilot, 1972; Instrument Airplane, 1975; Airframe and Powerplant, 1974; Inspection Authorization, 1978; Flight Instructor, Airplane Single Engine, 1985, Flight Instructor: Instrument Airplane, 1986; Commercial Pilot: Single Engine Sea, 1987; Commercial Pilot: Multi-Engine Land, 1987, Commercial Pilot, Helicopter, 1981, Helicopter Instructor, 1987, FAA Designated Mechanics Examiner, 1996.

Mr. Dean Peterson, A&P Instructor

Educational Background:

Associate degree in Applied Science, DeVry Technological Institute, 1969; diploma, Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music, 1976; Inspection Authorization from Love Aviation Training Center, 1986; Bachelors degree in Organizational Development, Cornerstone College, 1995; Certificate of Completion, Avco Lycoming Reciprocating Engine School in Williamsport, PA, 1984; Designated Mechanics Examiner,1996; FCC Radiotelephone license, 1998.

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Private Pilot, 1973; Commercial Pilot, 1975, Airplane Single Engine; Commercial Pilot, Helicopter, 1985; Commercial Pilot, Seaplane, 1985.

Mr. Brad Olson, A&P Lab Assistant, Mechanic

Educational Background:

U.S. Army Tactical Transport Helicopter Repair Training, 1989; Southwestern Michigan College, Associate degree in Applied Science, 1993.

FAA Licenses or Certificates:

Airframe and Powerplant, 1993; Private Pilot, 2002; Instrument Airplane, 2005; Commercial Single Engine Land, 2009; Inspection Authorization, 2010.