About SMAT Aviation

THE SMAT Aviation Mission

To glorify God by serving the aviation community and SMAT’s graduates, providing high quality services resulting in a high level of customer satisfaction.

SMAT Aviation, LLC

SMAT Aviation, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the School of Missionary Aviation Technology, a tax-exempt organization as qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  SMAT Aviation, LLC exists solely to support the primary mission, vision and values of the School of Missionary Aviation Technology.  Learn more at www.smat.edu

SMAT Aviation Staff

  • Terry Yoder, President/CEO
  • Marvin Tyler, Administrative Consultant
  • Robert Hovenden, Lead Aviation Maintenance Technician 
  • Steve VanBeveren, Director of Flight Training
  • John Turner, Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Stephen Isbell, Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Daniel Glymph, Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Stormy Pal, Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Jack Befus, Flight Instructor


The School of Missionary Aviation Technology, or SMAT, is a leading aviation training organization focused on preparing students with skills, experience and values enabling them to serve God as well prepared professionals

Learn more about SMAT’s Board of Directors.