Category Archives: Kodiak

Looking Back at 2013

As the year draws to a close, we look back with gratitude at all the Lord accomplished through the ministry of MAF. Here are some of the highlights and key stories of the year.

• MAF staff organized “JESUS” film showings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique. Hundreds of decisions were made for Christ.


Here’s a look at a typical day of flying in the Kodiak, as told by MAF Pilot Dave Forney in Kalimantan, Indonesia. (Adapted from Dave’s blog,

I started the day by flying passengers to Malinau where I added fuel and picked up another load of village passengers to Mahak Baru.
Upon arriving in Mahak Baru, […]

Aviation Artist’s New Creation Celebrates the Legacy of Mission Aviation Fellowship

OSHKOSH, WI – July 29, 2013 – A new painting by well-known aviation artist Bryan Snuffer celebrates the future of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) while recognizing the aviation ministry’s historic past.

Currently on display in space 256 at AirVenture, The Path of Saints shows one of MAF’s new KODIAK airplanes flying over the Curaray River in […]

The KODIAK in Papua: Pioneering Tomorrow

Over fifty years ago, MAF pilots delivered dedicated missionaries to unreached villages in Papua, Indonesia (formerly Dutch New Guinea and Irian Jaya). Deep in humid jungles, these pioneers of the Gospel encountered warring tribes of headhunters and cannibals. They faced danger at every turn, yet they pressed on with unshakeable faith. Lives were transformed as […]

Ready to Move Mountains

Mission Aviation Fellowship to Dedicate New KODIAK for Service in Indonesia

OSHKOSH, WI – Some four years after Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF’s) first KODIAK airplane landed in Indonesia, the aviation organization is dedicating its seventh KODIAK for service in this island nation.

“Indonesia is an extremely mountainous area, and so many people and villages are left isolated […]

Kalimantan KODIAK Photo Journal

As MAF looks forward to having two new KODIAKs serving in Indonesia, here’s a look at what the airplane is doing today in Kalimantan.

This load consisted of 28,000 tea plants, which had no problem fitting into the KODIAK. A government-sponsored project into the village of Long Nawang will help the people start a small tea […]