Category Archives: USA


MAF Appoints Dickson and Bear to Leadership Roles

NAMPA, Idaho – Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) announces two leadership appointments at its headquarters in Nampa.

Rick Dickson

Rick Dickson has been named vice president of finance and CFO. Dickson has served many roles with MAF around the world. He was the organization’s southern Africa area manager, overseeing MAF operations in the countries of Lesotho, Mozambique, and […]

70 Years: Changeable but Immutable

Piper AE-1 somewhere in Mexico. Photo credit: Jim Lomheim

Aviation ranks as one of the most conservative activities on the planet. In the beginning, all flights were experiments. Enough succeeded to encourage more tries, but crashing got old. Surviving aviators developed a fondness for doing what they knew would work over what they thought […]

600 Attend MAF’s 70th Anniversary Celebration

NAMPA, Idaho – Mission Aviation Fellowship celebrated its 70th anniversary Saturday at the organization’s headquarters at the Nampa airport. Some 600 guests attended the open house and enjoyed airplane rides, games, face painting and a breakfast fundraiser.

Grace and Faith Olenik of Nampa enjoy a ride on Petey the Plane during MAF’s 70th anniversary […]

MAF Assessing Disaster Response Needs in Nepal

April 27, 2015 – Mission Aviation Fellowship Disaster Response personnel have arrived in Nepal and are assessing how the ministry can best help in the country following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the nation on Saturday.

“Our hearts are hurting for the people of Nepal in the wake of this tragedy,” said John […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Easter!

Excitement is building in the Boyd household as we prepare for Christmas. There’s been baking and candy making going on so that “snack alley,” our holiday tradition, will be well-stocked. The tree and decorations are up, and I occasionally hear whispers in other rooms as Tanya or the children make secret plans.

Yes, Christmas is a […]

A Lasting Gift Supports Future Training

Alan Clark and Paul Doolittle had a passion for aviation and a deep respect and appreciation for Mission Aviation Fellowship. And while the gift they left MAF won’t ever get off the ground, it will help future MAF pilots soar when it comes to maintaining their engines …

Being a local aviation enthusiast, Alan was known […]