Circling the remote mountain airstrip I see both windsocks standing straight out, indicating lots of wind. My onboard GPS is talking to me and I don’t like what it says. Around 20 knots crosswind, I calculate. My heart is thumping and my palms are sweating. My hopes for landing are not high.
The day’s scheduled flights […]
This post is part of a series in which a new MAF staff person tags along (quite bravely, he is a true hero really) on an MAF training flight. These training flights help prepare MAF pilots for their field assignments overseas. Past posts include Preparing For Takeoff and Engine Failure.
Inky black filled the windows of […]
This post is part of a series of blog posts describing a training flight that a new MAF staff person tagged along on. These training flights help prepare MAF pilots for their field assignments overseas. Past posts include How To Convince Yourself It’s Safe To Fly, MAF’s Delicious Landing Procedures, and Preparing For Takeoff.
“MAYDAY! MAYDAY! […]
A couple of potential future pilots visited our hanger this week. They were eager to learn about airplanes and pilots. The students were from an international school called TASOK (The American School of Kinshasa), located here in DR Congo. MAF was happy to host the group, and I had the privilege of guiding them through […]
If we lose four and a half pounds, we might want to broadcast that exciting news to the world. But if an airplane sheds four and a half pounds, does it really matter that much?
MAF’s John Miller knows gaining seven pounds for an airplane that flies in the bush might be more noteworthy than a […]
Nampa, Idaho – February 20, 2013 – A Cessna 182 aircraft will soon be providing life-saving services to people living in remote areas of Mexico, thanks to a family that discovered Mission Aviation Fellowship on the internet.
At a dedication ceremony held Wednesday, February 20 at the ministry’s headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, MAF staff prayed that […]