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Brigade Air, Inc.

Rating: 4.73 stars   33 reviews 2,232

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Job Training, Religion


P. O. Box 97 Bloomingdale NJ 07403 USA


Tsunamis. Earthquakes. War. Poverty. How does humanitarian aid and the gospel get through when the roads are gone? Through Mission / Humanitarian Aviation. Help challenge teens to prepare as future aviators.


Over 130 week-long youth aviation camps in over 20 states since 2000, with nearly 3,000 campers in attendance. Partner programs in Romania, Hungary, Ecuador. Former campers enrolled at Moody Aviation (Spokane, WA), Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA), LeTourneau University (Longview, TX), San Diego Christian College (San Diego, CA) training to become missionary aviators. Others now serving as aviators overseas.

Target demographics:

Teens around the US and Canada, 14 - 18 years old.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

250 youth experience a life-changing challenge to their worldview

Geographic areas served:

USA and Canada


Summer Mission Aviation Adventure Camps. Year-Round Mentoring Clubs in Home Schools, Christian Schools, Churches, Families.

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Reviews for Brigade Air, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

I liked everything about this camp. The instructors were excellent and knowledgeable. They taught me a lot and were fun to be around. I also enjoyed the place where we stayed; they had good food and I liked the rooms. We took an excellent trip to an airport and an aviation museum. We were able to go in the control tower, which was even more fun than I expected. I loved the airport that we flew from; it was so cool to see the planes takeoff and land. The highlight of the camp, for me, was the flying time. Being in control of the airplane and being able to see for miles is an awesome experience. Brigade Air camp is the best camp I’ve been to. If I could, I would rate the whole thing 500,000 stars.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Brigade Air for the first time this summer. The entire Brigade Air camp experience was fantastic! This is a great opportunity for any young person interested in aviation to take to the air for a great week of fun and adventure, while learning about opportunities use aviation as a tool for service. The camp not only introduced youth to the joy of flying, but also challenged them to consider ways that they could use their talents to serve God and serve others. I've been flying for nearly twenty years and have never come across anything comparible to this camp. I can't wait to volunteer again next year!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've had the opportunity to work with Brigade Air as a volunteer for a few years now. For any young person interested in missions and/or aviation this is an experience they don't want to miss. From the opportunity to fly each day of camp to the zip-line at our particular camp to the night sessions sharing testimonies and enjoying a campfire, it was an incredible week! Brigade Air has a top-notch curriculum and superb record of safety. It's a great time to share my love for The Lord and passion for aviation with other people. It brings great joy to see God work in the lives of the campers as they consider who Christ is and what He may be calling them to do in life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son attended his first camp this year in Idaho and absolutely LOVED it! He talked about it for weeks and sent pictures to everyone when he returned. He learned so much and really enjoyed the instructors. He made new friends and liked the entire group at the camp. He loved all of the activities, not just the flying! We as parents are thankful for the Christian atmosphere, the wonderful staff, the individualized instruction, and the opportunity he had at age 14 to fly and gain experience toward his pilot's license at a very reasonable cost. Thank you!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Brigade Air has to be the most unique experience I've ever had over the summer. I never knew there was such thing as a camp where you could go flying almost every day and learn so much about it at the same time! The staff were absolutely great and this camp is a good way to make connections if you are interested in aviation. I recommend you enroll in this amazing camp if you enjoy aviation and are interested in it.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am so very grateful to the operators and staff of Brigade Air for providing an opportunity to my son to experience various aspects of aviation and providing a nurturing, healthy environment in which to learn. My son had only good things to say about the time he spent at camp. He truly appreciated his time with the Air Brigade team!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My 15 year old son thoroughly enjoyed the junior training he received across all aspects of aviation through Brigade Air. He had such an enjoyable experience that he can't wait to do it again next summer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been flying for enough years to know that in aviation, whether you're operating a beautiful "Classic" 1961 Cessna, or a 767 in commercial operations it has to be done right.

Maintainence oversight, attention to detail, with use of checklists and procedures is a template in the flight segment of Brigade. Bruce runs a professional operation, yet in a fun, enjoyable experience for those in the camps. That's the way flying should be. Brigade Air provides young adults an introduction into aviation, with the correct balance of Biblical teaching and the disciplines in that regard.

The instructors who provide the introductory flights, in addition to Bruce himself, are all professionals who exemplify what Brigade Air should be.

What a great opportunity for young individuals to enjoy a flight camp, get some hours in the air and in a well rounded environment.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I enjoyed being a camper with Brigade Air this year because
1. It was my first time being a camper
2. It was only my 2nd time being in a plane
3. It was very, very fun to fly planes
My favorite plane to fly was the CUB Legend because it is so light and easy to handle.
The overall experience was a good learning time mixed with fun, games and getting to know new friends better.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended this camp and it was fantastic. I learned so much about flying through ground school and assisted piloting. Our teachers were extremely knowledgable and skilled. Highly recommended!

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