Miles for Mother's Day

This year at MAF we're dedicating Mother's Day to Betty Greene.

The First MAF Flight

On February 23, 1946, Betty embarked on the first MAF flight, taking off from Los Angeles, California, with Mexico City as the final destination. Flying a red 1933 four-place Waco cabin bi-plane, Betty began the flight with two passengers, Wycliffe workers Ethel Lambotte and Lois Schneider.

Read About Betty

An adventurous spirit

As a MAF pilot - and mechanic - Betty built on her experience in the airforce, quickly learning the importance of wide safety margins and fast thinking as she pioneered the way to fly in tropical climates over difficult and remote terrain.

From pilot to advocate

Betty served as an MAF pilot for 16 years, flying in 12 countries and touching down in some 20 more. In 1962 she began working at MAF headquarters, and later served as an MAF advocate until her death in 1997. 

Betty Greene not only helped start Mission Aviation Fellowship but also piloted the first MAF flight in 1946 from from Los Angeles, California, to Mexico City. 

Mother's Day Gifts

Jerrycan Card

Give mum a green jerrycan for Mother's Day this year - in honour of Betty Greene. Cards are available as ecards or you can download them and print-at-home. Each card sold will go toward purchasing the equivalent of one jerrycan of fuel, which is enough for 20 minutes of flying.

Purchase

$50

MAF Miyalk

Naomi Beath, wife of pilot Michael Beath in Arnhem Land has created a stunning coffee table book that contains stories written by MAF women, accompanied by beautiful imagery from this country. The cost is inclusive of postage - order before May 1st to receive it before the big day.

Purchase

$80

Betty's Legacy

Betty developed an early love of aviation and, like many young people of the day, was fascinated by the adventures of Charles Lindbergh, Admiral Byrd, and Amelia Earhart. After serving with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II, she was overjoyed when a trusted friend suggested she use her flying for Christian mission work.

Mother's Day Gifts

Thanks Betty!

If you would like to contribute to the ongoing work that Betty helped to start 75 years ago, you can buy a gift for your mum this Mother's Day.

For 75 years, MAF has been serving isolated people by using aircraft to bring in the essentials of life as well as medical care, emergency food, and Christian hope.

Our purpose is to deliver practical and spiritual care to people in places of deepest human need. Every five minutes, an MAF plane takes off or lands somewhere in the world. These flights enable crucial work by many aid and development agencies, missions, local churches and other national groups. MAF is serving the Church and communities in remote areas where flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline.

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1800 650 169 | [email protected] 
MAF Australia ABN: 26 134 583 887

Unit 203, building T1,
14 Lexington Drive,
Norwest Business Park, Bella Vista NSW 2153

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