I became a pilot for MAF about two months ago. During my first solo flight, I was so nervous. My hands were shaking. My heart was thumping in my chest. “Here we go,” I thought, and pulled back on the control stick. I knew immediately something was wrong. My aircraft pitched to the side, toppling […]
“If a pig walks out on the runway … PORKCHOPS!”
“If a cow walks out on the runway … HAMBURGER!”
Chief Pilot Brian Shepson explained MAF’s landing procedures to a class of new MAF pilots in a way that simultaneously left my palms sweaty and mouth watering. These new pilots would be practicing these procedures on the […]
Over fifty years ago, MAF pilots delivered dedicated missionaries to unreached villages in Papua, Indonesia (formerly Dutch New Guinea and Irian Jaya). Deep in humid jungles, these pioneers of the Gospel encountered warring tribes of headhunters and cannibals. They faced danger at every turn, yet they pressed on with unshakeable faith. Lives were transformed as […]
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 […]
It’s no secret that many of the places MAF operates airplanes around the world tend to have extreme climates. Some of them have very harsh and cold winters, while others have tropical heat and sunshine. I work in the one with lots of heat, humidity, and heat. Think American mid-West in August … but all […]