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 | 25 February, 2015 by Peter Higham More than one week ago, Arnhem Land was put on high alert due to a slow moving cyclone. By Tuesday the 17th, MAF had begun evacuating their remote base staff (Milingimbi, Galiwinku, Lake Evella and Ramingining) as well as securing staff, planes and houses in Nhulunbuy/Yirrkala. The cyclone intensified further and turned into a Category 4 cyclone which was still rumbling towards Gove Nhulunbuy/Yirrkala (MAF’s main location for staff/planes etc). By Wednesday operations… Read more
NEWS | 24 February, 2015 by Angela Harding Pictures Below: Inside the MAF Training Centre It is with great excitement that we announce that the MAF Training Centre in Mareeba is now officially open! On Friday February 20th, MAF Mareeba held the long-anticipated opening day. More than 100 MAF staff and supporters gathered to worship, pray and dedicate the new building to the service of the Lord. Beginning with afternoon tea, everyone was given a tour of the Training Centre as well as the Mareeba hangar… Read more
NEWS | 23 February, 2015 The evacuated MAF planes have now left Darwin. The Weeks family and Vallance-Webbs returned to their homes in Gove over the weekend. Galiwinku, Elcho Island Ian Purdey and Jason Job have returned to Elcho Island to help with cleaning up, while their families remain in Gove until there is normal power and clean running water. We had this report from Kim Job about her house in Elcho Island: We're home. We have a puncture in our roof from the tree. Lots of mess but not much damage to… Read more
NEWS | 21 February, 2015 The damage from Tropical Cyclone Lam is still being counted. Cyclone Lam moved west away from Nhulunbuy (MAF’s main base and Gove hangar), making landfall at about 2am Friday morning with a direct hit on Ramingining and Milingimbi (MAF have bases at both places) and narrowly missing a direct hit on Elcho Island (Galiwinku), although it did cause much damage there. It crossed the coast as a severe category 4 cyclone, with wind gusts reported to be up to 260 kilometres per hour. It's… Read more
Cyclone Lam Update: 25 February
MAF Training Centre - Now Open!
Cyclone Lam Update: Houses and families
Cyclone Lam: The damage
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