Category Archives: Aviation

Changing Airplanes, Unchanging Mission

When WWII pilots envisioned using small aircraft to help the gospel spread to hard-to-reach areas, could they have imagined what missionary aviation looks like today? Could MAF’s founders have conceived of the complexity of the tools—the aircraft—that now make up the MAF fleet?

Now, 75 years after the start of MAF’s ministry, its aircraft have changed […]

Giving Through Generations

How God took one family’s tragedy and used it for good

 

Allan Bagge was flying his airplane in northern Idaho in 1987 when he tragically crashed—he did not survive.

Allan and Lois Bagge, 1986. Photo courtesy of the Bagge family.

Lois, Allan’s wife, was determined to honor her husband and bring closure to his death.

“My mom […]

Haiti Update, October 18

MAF Sends Additional Aircraft and Crew to Haiti,  Installs Satellite Communication System to Aid Relief Efforts

An MAF KODIAK aircraft arrived at Port-au-Prince on Oct. 15.

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has deployed a fourth airplane and three additional staff to Haiti to join its team conducting relief flights following Hurricane Matthew. The KODIAK […]

Transforming the Future

Through aviation and technology, you are opening the doors for a university in the DRC.

Songs of praise bounced off concrete floors and resounded from the tin roof. A parade of officials, professors, pastors, wives, and national leaders flowed around the chapel in celebration.

This was a very special day indeed because the small village of Kikongo […]

It has been 60 years …

… since Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Peter Fleming, Roger Youderian, and Ed McCully gave their lives so that the Waorani (then Auca) tribe could hear the Gospel. After initial efforts to make contact with this remote tribe in Ecuador were deemed positive, these brave men landed on a river beach deep in the jungle […]

Out of the Thorns

You are helping a Haitian ministry transform a remote community.

“It’s long enough, but it will never happen,” said MAF pilot John Munsell as he surveyed an area for a possible airstrip.

It seemed unlikely that this patch of land could ever be more than the impossible wall of thorn bushes confronting him. But the people were […]