MAF is a not-for-profit team of aviation professionals providing air transport in places of deepest human need - remote places where flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline. For over 60 years, MAF has flown over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts to bring thousands of men, women and children medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope.
NEWS | 27 April, 2015 story and photos Phil Henderson Pastor André Yengdere was riding home on his motorcycle one Tuesday night in Chad when he had a head on collision with a truck. The truck apparently drove right over him and the motorcycle. Pastor André is a well-respected pastor and church planter in Chad who works among unreached people. He has also recently helped to store MAF fuel on his small compound and was responsible for getting it to the airstrip when needed. When MAF pilots… Read more
NEWS | 24 April, 2015 story by LuAnne Cadd Everyone has a story to tell, but it’s easy to forget, even for someone whose job it is to find and tell those stories. Often it becomes a blur of humanity, just another face in the crowd, another passenger on a flight. You never know what life has handed the stranger next to you. Chuol Kang Wuol arrived an hour late for check-in at the Juba airport. The scheduled MAF flight, heading to Renk in the northern-most corner of South Sudan, needed to leave on time for… Read more
NEWS | 23 April, 2015 story by Mandy Glass New Airstrip opened in Kaiam This story - from marking out the airstrip to its first landing on a special day in February - has taken 15 years of back-breaking toil for the Lutz family and every member of the Kaiam community, tucked away in the Sepik region of PNG. The late Dr Steve Lutz, a Lutheran missionary, marked the centre line with his family back in 2000. He sadly never got to see the finished result so for his wife Julie and son Anton this was an emotional event.… Read more
NEWS | 27 March, 2015 Story Angela Harding It was 8.30am on Sunday the 22nd of March. Pilot Jonathan Lowe was getting ready for church when he received the call. Maria, a 39 year old local woman from Suai, who was in the late stages of pregnancy, was having complications and the Ministry of Health needed MAF to transport her to Dili hospital urgently. Jonathan responded immediately. He changed into his pilot’s uniform, left his wife Angela and the children to go on to church alone, and headed for the… Read more
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