Category Archives: Adopt a Plane

Breaking Hearts in Haiti


The MAF adopt-a-plane HH-LLS in Haiti feels like a responsible parent sometimes—and lately, a distraught parent. Her heart is breaking due to some recent flights.

It’s not uncommon to receive a medical evacuation request to bring a little one to a hospital in Port-au-Prince for emergency treatment. But more often than not, when MAF gets the […]

Life-Changing Flights

Just the other day, 7P-CMH completed a flight that made her very happy. Over the past six months she has done several flights for a mother and her precious child. 7P-CMH hoped that this particular flight would be the last one.

Limpho (pronounced Dim po) is a baby girl who was born with a severe cleft […]

Hellos and Goodbyes

9Q-CAU has seen many people come and go lately in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Now that she operates out of Nyankunde, she’s visited some newly reopened airstrips, including Tchabi.

Last week she took a doctor couple, Willem and Joahnna Fulmer, who serve at the Nyankunde hospital, on an exploratory trip to Tchabi. Two […]

Charlie Brown to the Rescue!

It was a gray day, with too many clouds blocking the route to the village of Jujang. Floatplane pilot Isaac Rogers had just received a radio communication about a medical evacuation needed there. At the controls of PK-MCB—“Charlie Brown”—Isaac decided to try and make his way to the village. Praying as he went, he began […]

The Little Plane That Could

Along with a new paint scheme, your MAF Adopt-a-Plane, N206CE, has new call letters. From here on out your adopted plane will be known as C9-AAL, as it now bears a Mozambican registration. A fresh look and a new name means continued open doors for MAF to reach isolated people throughout Mozambique.

The little Cessna 206, […]

Mrs. Moloi

MAF’s Cessna 206, 7P-CMH, was readied and took off quickly to the remote mountain village of Matsile in Lesotho to respond to a medical emergency call. As the plane landed on the dirt airstrip, the patient appeared—being carried on a makeshift stretcher, nothing more than a thin foam mattress stretched over tree limbs with the […]