Story by Jeremy Toews, an MAF pilot in Kalimantan, Indonesia.
As I walked out to the little red and white airplane loaded floor-to-ceiling for my first solo flight as an MAF pilot in Borneo, I found it hard to believe the day had finally come. My first assignment was to deliver 730 pounds of supplies to […]
The differences between a floatplane and a wheeled airplane seem pretty obvious. But when it comes to actually flying and landing on the water, there is a lot more beneath the surface. MAF pilot Brad Hopkins shares what it’s like to navigate a floatplane on and above the wild, winding rivers of Kalimantan.
MAF’s newest KODIAK, an amphibious floatplane, ushers in a new season of ministry in Kalimantan
In June, Brad Hopkins was the last MAF pilot to fly Charlie Brown and Charlie Delta, two aged Cessna 185 floatplanes, on their final flights in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. This marked the end of a historic era for MAF. Each aircraft […]
An Indonesian woman remembers the impact a small red and white airplane made on her life—and the lives of so many others.
“When I was little, I wondered how an airplane could fly if it couldn’t breathe,” said Yunike Hermanus.
Yunike and I were talking about the Cessna 185 with the affectionate name of “Charlie Brown” that […]
MAF flights bring trainers to remote villages to teach culturally relevant Bible story-telling methods
“It doesn’t get much better than this.”
Brad Hopkins, our MAF pilot—and my husband—pointed at the clear blue sky out of the floatplane window. I glanced at my notes: Kuala Kurun—that’s the name of the jungle town to which we were headed.
“Just a […]
I made up this rule when I was a kid: If I’m afraid of something, I must try it.
So, that’s how I found myself strapped onto a wakeboard on a Borneo river.
As a required safety feature of our floatplane water base, MAF owns a speed boat, which is also a way our team of Americans […]