Category Archives: Plane Maintenance

When Borders Close

Flexibility and ingenuity enabled plane maintenance to continue in east DRC despite lockdowns and curfews

Story by Natalie Holsten

What do a truck of bananas, a dugout canoe, a river crossing, and a local chief have to do with airplane maintenance?

In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (EDRC), these were the links in the chain that […]

Unexpected challenges bring new opportunities

Matthew and Carolyn Monson, a pilot-family serving with MAF in Lesotho, Africa, shared this with their supporters a few months back. We thought it would be a timely story to share with you as we’re talking about airplane maintenance this month.

 

Story by Matthew and Carolyn Monson

 

The aircraft 7P-CMC has had a persistent fuel leak […]

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 […]

A Hungry Hyena Tale

A hungry hyena and a dental team lead to a career highlight for one MAF maintenance specialist

 

Story by Roger Clark

The tail of the airplane wasn’t just damaged. It had been eaten. I was in central Mozambique helping with a long inspection of an MAF Cessna 206 when the call came in from the Niassa Game […]

Hangar happenings and a global impact

Flight Follow | Season 2: Episode 3

 

Jenn Wolf teams up with Nathan Jones to co-host this episode. Nathan goes into the hangar at MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, to talk to some of the seasoned maintenance specialists, and Jenn recaps highlights from her interview with one of the newest members to join the team. Jenn […]