Category Archives: Aviation

Witness to the Work

Mike Rowles, left, flies with Nick Frey in the DRC. Photo by Nick Frey.

One Donor’s Unforgettable Encounter with MAF

By: Grace H.

One casual, unexpected conversation at a church event was all it took for Mike Rowles’s dream to finally materialize.

Mike, long-time supporter of MAF, had dearly wished to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to see both his World Vision adopted son and the MAF program in the […]

A Great Trade

missionary pilot with MAF transports pastors to share the gospel

How God used a broken part to fix a broken soul


Since we’ve been talking about airplane maintenance lately, we thought we’d share a story about one of those inconvenient moments when an airplane wouldn’t start. Even though our pilots and mechanics take excellent care of MAF aircraft, there’s still the chance that the unexpected will […]

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 […]