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 | 11 April, 2014 We need your prayers. Cyclone Ita (a category-five cyclone) is heading towards Far North Queensland and, according to the ABC, is "showing no signs of weakening". Staff from MAF Mareeba have been busy 'playing Tetris' with the planes - getting them tucked away in the hangar ahead of the storm. Please pray safety for all our staff in Mareeba and Cairns, and please pray that there will be no damage caused to the equipment. Read more
NEWS | 10 April, 2014 Keith Pike is on his last week of his 1800 km bike ride to support MAF. He is encountering rain and had a few punctures along the way but is in high spirits. If you haven’t been following him on his blog we encourage you to do so as the pictures and stories along the ride are very interesting and full of adventure. http://murraymouthtosource.blogspot.com.au/ Keith is raising money for MAF in Timor-Leste and you can donate online here:... Read more
NEWS | 1 April, 2014 by Sean DeKelver Sean DeKelver from Canada and Michael Duncalfe from the UK were flying the Twin Otter on the weekly Telefomin program. They planned to return to Hagen via Tari late in the day after several full days' of flying. Last minute diversion "Then we got the radio request to pick up a medevac from Wanakipa in the Hela Province," Sean reported. "The patient was a pregnant woman whose baby had died inside her. "So we showed up at the Wanakipa strip and the... Read more
NEWS | 10 March, 2014 Rumginae strip was first opened in the 1960s but underwent several closures in subsequent years. Stephen Charlesworth was the first MAF pilot back there in 1999 after one closure. Before it was built, MAF used bases at Tari and Kawito to serve Rumginae. Too dangerous Recently, the Rumginae strip has been closed for over 1¼ years after several small incidents proved that the surface was consistently too boggy and slippery. The Hospital applied for Sustainable Development Project... Read more
Cyclone Ita is heading our way
Go Keith go!
Airstrip open again
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