Category Archives: Aviation

Dream Machine

Ecuador program pilots Daniel Soría (left) and Chad Irwin during the ferry flight from Nampa, ID to Shell, Ecuador. Photo courtesy of Chad Irwin.

Each of us pilots has our own secret gulp moment. A time when, despite training, diligence, and confidence, a voice in the back of our head brays, “Are you sure […]

PK-MEA Delivers New Bibles

PK-MEA took part in a three-day celebration in December to dedicate the Hupla Bible. It was an exciting time for the village of Soba, located in the highlands of Papua, Indonesia. Hundreds came from surrounding areas to celebrate.

Over the course of the past year, PK-MEA and the MAF Papua fleet made over 60 flights into […]

Charlie Brown’s Been Busy

Deep in the jungles of Kalimantan, PK-MCB—Charlie Brown—has been busy exploring new landing sites—opening the doors for ministry and medical care. Here are a few “snapshots” of what he’s been up to.

He’s taken a few trips to support local SIL International (SIL) Bible translators who are working on several different translation projects in the Dayak […]

Hospital Rehabilitation

The Cessna Caravan 9Q-CMO arrived at a remote village in western Democratic Republic of the Congo to much fanfare: music, singing, and a greeting by a large delegation. On the plane was a group heading to Wembo-Nyama to visit the Methodist mission hospital.

Among the group was Paul Law, MD, an American doctor who was returning […]

Reconciliation in Eastern Congo

In late January, UK-based Flame International, a ministry that helps the people of Africa find healing and reconciliation after years of violence, sent a team to Boga in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The people of that area have suffered the effects of a brutal war for over a decade.

Cessna Caravan 9Q-CAU took the […]

Bus Crash in Lesotho

In December, a bus crashed while negotiating Lesotho’s treacherous mountain roads. 7P-CMH and two other MAF Cessna 206s answered the call to come to the remote community of Qacha’s Nek and transport the most critical patients to a better equipped facility.

Seven people were medevaced that day, most of whom suffered broken bones—five of the seven […]