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 | 7 October, 2014 The passengers are ready at the airstrip, the plane is fuelled up and ready to go...but it is grounded. Why? There is not enough pilots! However, in Arnhem Land help has arrived! We are currently keeping 4 relief pilots busy in the air. These experienced pilots have joined our team on a short term basis (3-12 months). They have each worked with MAF in the past and due to our current pilot shortages, they are making themselves available once again. Once cleared with the cheif pilot they are off… Read more
NEWS | 1 October, 2014 Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters, the new MAF Flight Training Centre is well on its way to being built! MAF has been training pilots in Australia for more than 50 years. The Flight Training Centre at Mareeba will give pilots a chance to hone their skills on short difficult strips, navigate mountainous jungle and cope with conditions typical of flying on the mission field. Other initiatives include: standardisation of MAF International’s pilots for field… Read more
NEWS | 19 September, 2014 MAF Joins Battle Against Ebola in Congo KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo — MAF is supporting efforts to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Our aircraft are being used to transport medical personnel and supplies into the remote Boende district of the DRC. According to the DRC Minister of Health, 59 cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the area, including 32 deaths. In the past two weeks, MAF has conducted several flights to the… Read more
NEWS | 29 August, 2014 Pilot Luke Newell’s flight on Saturday the 16th of August, is one that he’s not likely to forget anytime soon. The day before, at 4pm, Luke received a call from Rumginae hospital. A mother in Balimo needed an urgent medevac. The mother had been in labour with twins for quite some time already. The first baby had been born the day before and was doing well, however, the second baby was refusing to face the outside world. Balimo has a hospital but no doctor and their airstrip… Read more
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