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Chuck Bennett, former MAF president and CEO, has passed away

Charles “Chuck” Bennett went to be the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. He was 83 years old.

Chuck studied aviation and theology at Moody Bible Institute before joining MAF in 1955. He spent 13 years as a missionary pilot in Mexico, immersing himself in the local culture and sometimes going weeks without speaking English. In […]

Alaska Air Group and Three Families Honored by MAF

Donor Gifts Funded Airplanes That Will Serve Isolated People in Mozambique and Asia

NAMPA, Idaho – In a special ceremony on Wednesday, November 4, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) honored Alaska Air Group and three families whose financial gifts allowed the ministry organization to purchase airplanes that will soon be impacting the lives of impoverished people in […]

MAF Remembers Gary Bishop, Former MAF President and CEO

Gary Bishop, former president of Mission Aviation Fellowship, unexpectedly passed away of a heart attack on Monday, October 26, 2015.

Gary led MAF from October 1997 to February 2004, when the ministry was based in Redlands, California. Under his tenure, MAF developed its information technology and learning technology areas into stronger ministries, and began its Operation […]

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 […]

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 […]