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MAF flies the Agape School of the Deaf in Timor-Leste

“We needed to get to Atauro on Tuesday but there was no ferry and strong waves. So, the MAF plane brought us there and in just fifteen minutes we arrived and we were able to cover a lot of activities.” – Wennie Fernandez, Founder of the ‘Agape School for the Deaf’ in Dili.

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Baka Bible Dedication with SIL in Maridi, South Sudan

The history of the Baka Bible translation project has been filled with numerous struggles and victories. So many people, both missionaries and Baka men and women, have worked tirelessly on the translation efforts. Despite the many interruptions and setbacks over the past thirty plus years, the Baka New Testament and Genesis was printed at the end of 2016 and a Bible Dedication service was planned for March 2017 in Maridi by SIL International. SIL South Sudan director Jackie Marshall-Ringer shares “We are using MAF more and more these days as road travel is now generally quite insecure in South Sudan. We really appreciate MAF’s servant heartedness with the Baka dedication with their helpfulness in arranging charters for our people to get to Maridi and also for the free transportation of the Baka New Testaments from Juba to Maridi which is a special gift to the Baka community and church.”

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A Typical Day in Telefomin, PNG

Join the Twin Otter P2-MFU, piloted by Brad Venter and Richie Axon, flying out of Telefomin, Papua New Guinea. Brad, who also is MAF PNG’s Crew Training Manager, shares some snapshots from a typical day flying out of Telefomin. According to Brad, this was “basically a pretty average/normal day!“

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VH-WMC – A new training experience for pilots in Mareeba

Since its avionics upgrade (with the installation of an Aspen EFD-1000 Primary Flight Display) which was completed in March 2017, the Cessna 172, VH-WMC, is the only training aircraft in Mareeba equipped with touch screen GPS and autopilot; preparing pilots for higher level operations.

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VIPs and Medevacs (Timor Leste)

For pilots in Timor-Leste their passengers are often medevac patients. However, on this particular day, passengers also included a number of VIPs.

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Reaching the Light – The Story of a Special Needs Boy and His Sister

This is a story about a 13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, his older sister who quit medical school to help him, and the team at Reaching the Light who taught him how to stand, walk, talk, read, and take care of himself. In the process he became a Christian. Then God threw in one more unexpected twist of love.

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IT Fits, IT Works, It’s IT (Arnhem Land)

MAF is well known for flying because that is the bread and butter of the organisation. However behind the scenes is a long list of skilled people who have made sacrifices to see the vision of MAF fulfilled. These people are pilots, engineers, managers, HR personnel, office staff, builders, IT support personnel and much more. Each person in these roles has a very important place in the bigger picture and vision of MAF. Without IT (Information Technology) support staff, MAF’s operations would come to a standstill because so much these days is build on a fully functioning and reliable IT system.

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