A common question I get asked as an MAF pilot serving in Kalimantan, Indonesia is “What do you transport in your airplane?” A really short answer would sound something like “I transport people and stuff.” However the “stuff” part of that response can be as varied as the countries we serve in. Often times it […]
As the wife of an MAF pilot, I often get asked the question “What do you do all day?”
Here’s a typical day…
4:30 a.m. – The morning call to prayer sounds from several Mosques around our neighborhood, waking me up.
6:00 a.m. – Get up, make breakfast, and pack Chris’s lunch.
7:00 a.m. – Say “good-bye” […]
“The weather is still quite good here and I’d like to pick up the patient,” I relay my intensions to home base, nearly 60 miles away in much poorer weather. “Send fuel when the weather clears,” I add, not being thrilled at the thought of spending the night away from home, but willing if it […]
Almost by default, serving at an MAF location around the world will presumably have you living in a remote place. If the town that you live in is actually modern, chances are still very high that the destinations you will serve with the airplane still rank high as some of the earth’s most isolated places. […]