Tag Archives: pilots

Quick to Kindness

Within the first few days of arriving in Papua, I witnessed an act of kindness that would be the first of many experienced here.

After eating dinner with an MAF family, they took us out to get some dessert. We stopped at their favorite little smoothie shack to order some cold mango drinks. While we waited […]

A Divine Appointment

Sunday worship at the farm.

We were tired. The MAF Lesotho team went from ten families down to four as our other teammates were on furlough. That left us with three pilots, one of whom was serving as the interim program manager for several weeks. We were spread thin and all of us were working […]

How To Convince Yourself It’s Safe To Fly

Talking myself down … or up, rather.

I’ll admit it—I get a little nervous flying.

I’m not scared of flying per se, but every time a plane I’m on starts to make its descent, I start going over everything I know about physics (which is not much)—thinking about how fast we are going, how high we […]

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 […]

The Oshkosh Experience

When I reflect on my life, I realize many of the big dreams God planted in my heart that have come to pass. One of those dreams late in my life was to fly for MAF — and that dream eventually came true.

But there are also the little dreams, the things that don’t seem super […]

Made by Pilots, for Pilots

When Bill McLagan started working in avionics with MAF in 1978, he put his mix of technological knowledge and pilot know-how to good use, creating a number of inventions that helped make aviation easier.

However, before the world knew what a GPS was, there was a great need for a similar device – and McLagan created […]