Mission Pilot – Float Plane, PNG

Come serve with the biggest little airline in the world.

MAF International (Mission Aviation Fellowship) is a global organisation using light aircraft to deliver help, hope and healing in Jesus’ name in over 30 developing countries. For more than 75 years, MAF has been transporting patients, relief workers, produce and medical supplies to the world’s remotest regions and places of deepest human need – places where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline.

We operate in Papua New Guinea, which is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Only 18 percent of its population live in urban centres. The majority live in very remote areas with little or no transportation options. MAF PNG is one of our biggest programmes where we support local infrastructure and logistics surrounding missions. From life-saving medical evacuations to transporting essential supplies, MAF transforms the lives of the people of this country physically and spiritually.

We are seeking expressions of interest for a float plane pilot to serve in the Western Province of PNG. In this role, you will fly in some of the most remote places and in challenging conditions while providing a professional aviation service to customers. You will have an extensive set of skills to conduct mission flights in accordance with MAF procedures. You will be at the sharp end of transformation which will see you working with our partners to reach isolated communities.

Our Vision: To see isolated people changed by the love of Christ.

Our Mission: Serving together to bring help, hope and healing through aviation.

Want to know about the work MAF does in PNG? Watch the video to find out more.

Your role will be to actively embrace your flying duties by maintaining flying qualifications in accordance with MAF and national regulations. You will have a pro-active approach to the role- ensuring national licensing and medical requirements are met. Be prepared to work flexibly as part of a team as you will assist with operational efficiency, effectiveness and safety of the programme.

In this role, you will use your knowledge and expertise of float plane operations to provide safe and efficient aircraft operations.

Your responsibilities will include:

-Planning, organising, and conducting flights in accordance with all regulations.
-Conducting thorough pre-flight and post-flight inspections to ensure safety.
-Inspecting aircraft to identify and troubleshoot any potential mechanical issues.
-Recording flight data including times, weather conditions, and fuel consumptions.
-Providing passengers with excellent in-flight customers and professional service.
-Programming, monitoring, and maintaining navigation systems.
-Maintaining aircraft logbooks and completing any required paperwork.

You will be expected to maintain and improve personal professional standard by participating in necessary training and completing relevant modules. You will also be tasked with undertaking all duties commensurate with the role.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
If you are passionate about flying, serving in this way, and have the qualifications we are looking for, we would love to hear from you! Please send your expression of interest today!


ICAO Commercial Pilots License with instrument rating (desirable Cessna Caravan experience)
Aviation Medical – Class 1
Minimum English proficiency level 6
Float endorsement (desirable seaplane experience)
Flight experience – 1000+ hours and a minimum of 100 hours Turbine PIC
Aptitude in verbal and numerical reasoning
Demonstrated proficiency in and knowledge of aircraft performance and loading, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, weather, aircraft instrumentation, crew/cockpit resource management, pilot decision making, safety and quality systems
PNG or remote area operational experience in commercial aviation


Cessna Caravan Type Rating
1200+ hours preferred
Experience and recent proficiency in the operation of small aircraft to CPL standards
Some experience of working in commercial or corporate aviation highly recommended
IFR Operations
Seaplane experience
Ability to work and live in a remote location

Position Location (s):
  • P.N.G.
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