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 | 29 July, 2014 by Janelle Tyson “All that I am, all that I’ve achieved, all that I’ve become is because of Rob Hadfield,” shared Rumi, the Chief Engineer of the Bangladesh Flying Academy, with tears brimming in his eyes in anticipation of seeing Rob Hadfield, his former teacher, after 30 years. In the 1980’s, MAF Australia members Rob Hadfield and Norm Latham were sent to Bangladesh to help develop an aviation program. Norm and Rob, pilot and engineer, began a joint… Read more
NEWS | 1 July, 2014 In a world where we hear of much upheaval due to war, terrorism and natural disasters, it is always a pleasure to meet with those who, in one way or another, help to bring beauty out of ashes. Helen and Tim Manson work for Tutapona (meaning "To Heal"), a trauma counselling organisation that attempts to enter residual, war-affected zones to offer essential trauma counselling to the displaced victims of war. Tutapona has most recently been supporting a colossal refugee camp which… Read more
NEWS | 23 June, 2014 In the lead up to this year's End of Financial Year, we are excited to be asking for partners to come alongside us and help build a new MAF Flight Training Centre in Mareeba. MAF has been training pilots in Australia for more than 50 years. The aim of consolidating all Australia based training in one new MAF Flight Training Centre is to select, train and grow safe, mature, long-term mission aviators with improved efficiency. Other initiatives include: standardisation of MAF… Read more
NEWS | 28 May, 2014 It is with sadness we inform you of the death of Murray Kendon, the visionary who founded Mission Aviation Fellowship and the use of aircraft to bring help and hope to people living in isolated parts of the world. As a WWII veteran, Murray considered the destructive power that aircraft could deploy: ‘How come thousands of planes can be found to kill and destroy and only a handful to spread God’s amazing offer of free forgiveness and eternal life in glory?’ The idea of… Read more