Tag Archives: emergency flights

Adrenaline High

In almost 70 years of service, MAF has gained a worldwide reputation as a First Responder.

The call came at a bad time. We’d loaded the airplane and buckled in three passengers. I was just climbing into the cockpit.

Pancho hurried up. “Capitán, emergency in Bufeo! Snake bite. Pregnant woman.”

I stopped mid-climb. “How long?”

“Two, maybe three […]

Taking One for the Team

Ladies basketball gets a little crazy…

As I bent low to catch a pass, I felt searing pain in my left pinky. Fearing a sprain, I lifted my hand and cried out when I saw my finger sticking out at a sickening 90-degree angle. Thankfully my friend and fellow MAF’er Karen, who’s a nurse, was also […]