Tag Archives: aviation

70 Years: Changeable but Immutable

Piper AE-1 somewhere in Mexico. Photo credit: Jim Lomheim

Aviation ranks as one of the most conservative activities on the planet. In the beginning, all flights were experiments. Enough succeeded to encourage more tries, but crashing got old. Surviving aviators developed a fondness for doing what they knew would work over what they thought might […]

So Many Issues. So Many Needs.

The call I received the other week was not unusual. It was a woman strongly opposed to abortion who wanted to know what stand MAF was taking on the issue—what this ministry was doing to halt abortion in the U.S.

Mission Aviation Fellowship frequently receives inquiries about our views and actions on various issues. Not just […]

Head on the Ground – Feet in the Clouds

My name is Chris and I am new to MAF. I’m not a pilot. I’m not a mechanic. The only things I know about aviation, I learned from Top Gun. (I still have trouble working out in my head how a heavy thing made out of metal can get off the ground.) And while I’ve […]

Wamena: Aviation Town

A white and blue 737 screams onto the runway. After it has passed, a dark-skinned Papuan woman scurries across the asphalt, her colorful net bag swaying behind her. Probably not a scene you would see in America, right? Welcome to Wamena! A remote aviation town situated in a breathtaking valley at 5150 feet above sea […]

The Ins and Outs of Disaster Response

Last year, we ran a series on how MAF handles preparing for disasters, interviewing MAF’s manager of security and disaster response John Woodberry. It was one of our most popular series, and since this month we are highlighting our disaster preparedness initiatives, we thought these might be worth sharing again in case you […]

Haiti Avoids Worst of Isaac, MAF on Standby

As Haiti braced for another natural disaster this past weekend, MAF was prepared to help those in need after making some major preparations of its own, including moving airplanes out of the storm’s path. Fortunately, Isaac was only a tropical storm when it made landfall in Haiti and did not wreak the havoc it could […]