Category Archives: Continent

Count the Elephants

Conservation flights provide unique opportunities

MAF pilot Jon Cadd has flown 300 feet over jungles in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) more times than he can count. His passengers—park officials, game wardens, and conservationists—keenly spot and count elephants, buffalo, hippos, rhinos and even mongooses and pythons.

These are some of Jon’s favorite […]

When Borders Close

Flexibility and ingenuity enabled plane maintenance to continue in east DRC despite lockdowns and curfews

Story by Natalie Holsten

What do a truck of bananas, a dugout canoe, a river crossing, and a local chief have to do with airplane maintenance?

In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (EDRC), these were the links in the chain that […]

Unexpected challenges bring new opportunities

Matthew and Carolyn Monson, a pilot-family serving with MAF in Lesotho, Africa, shared this with their supporters a few months back. We thought it would be a timely story to share with you as we’re talking about airplane maintenance this month.

 

Story by Matthew and Carolyn Monson

 

The aircraft 7P-CMC has had a persistent fuel leak […]

Look to the Heavens

One flight has unexpected consequences

 

By Nathan Fagerlie, an MAF pilot serving in Papua, Indonesia

 

When I landed in the village of Mokndoma, I could tell something was wrong.

“Can you help us?” said Tim Ingles, a missionary serving there. “We have a situation.”

Mokndoma is high in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia. I had flown there with Kevin […]