Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read More

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read More

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read More

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read More

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read More

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read More

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read More

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read More

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read More

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read More

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read More

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read More

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read More

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read More

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read More

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read More

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read More

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read More

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read More

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read More

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read More

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read More

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read More

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read More

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read More

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read More

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read More

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read More

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read More

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read More

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read More

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read More

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read more

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read more

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read more

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read more

Father and newborn saved by medevac in Papua New Guinea

After a successful birth at Kompiam Hospital, Papua New Guinea, a family of three contracted life-threatening diseases when trekking back through the jungle to their home village.

Read more

MAF in Timor-Leste: A Perspective

Story Written by: James Benjamin, MAF Australia Board Member The dawn was still with a pale pink clear sky reflecting off the calm Banda Sea. I was leaving home in Metiaut, Dili on my way to the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport to experience an intra country air shuttle service recently launched by MAF Timor-Leste. […]

Read more

Eliptamin Women’s Conference – MAF in Papua New Guinea

Report by: Bernie Axon who has been serving with her husband Richie and their family with MAF in Papua New Guinea since 2010.  Photos by: Mandy Glass An event hosting over 500 women would be a big undertaking in any country. But when you take into account the remoteness and lack of infrastructure in PNG, […]

Read more

Evacuating Refugees from Renk – Help to Get Home

On Tuesday, 4 July, 16 refugees fleeing the conflict in Sudan arrived in Juba on a MAF flight from Renk organised by Citizens Call -Emergency Response Rehabilitation Initiative (ERRI). For Pilot Jonathon Pound, it was a 6 hour round flight battling weather on the outbound journey and the clock on the way back. As Jono […]

Read more

Help is on the Way for Refugees from Sudan

The boxes being loaded into the plane at Juba International Airport include RUFT – a therapeutic food stuff, similar to Plumpy’Nut, used in the treatment of severe malnutrition. The freight, flown to Renk in Upper Nile State, by Pilot Andy MacDonald has been organised by Citizen’s Call. A few weeks ago, a team from Citizen’s […]

Read more

Rhonda’s crucial connection with Yolngu people

Meet MAF Arnhem Land’s friendly local voice helping Indigenous people to travel for essential needs As a proud Yolngu woman with deep family connections to Arnhem Land, Rhonda Yunupingu has special reasons to care about the service MAF provides. Rhonda works with MAF’s operations team at the programme’s Gove Airport base, dealing with bookings and […]

Read more

Kenya: Flights help transform the lives of children living with disabilities

A medical team was able to offer medical services to children after a MAF flight landed in remote airstrips. Every time a MAF plane lands in these remote airstrips, it is seen as a sign of hope for the locals who flock to meet help. MAF Pilot Daniel Gill flew a team of ten, north […]

Read more

Reconnecting with Grace and her Dad – Six Years after a Medevac Saved her Life

Story and photos by Mandy Glass, Communications Officer, MAF Papua New Guinea Earlier this year, my pilot husband was needed to facilitate some airstrip training out of Telefomin. I often go along on such short-term postings as these trips always provide great story opportunities for me, being one of MAF PNG’s Communications Officers. I love […]

Read more

Shuttle and Charter services around Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory

With vast distances between communities and poor road connections over difficult terrain, flights by VH-MQR help people and supplies reach remote indigenous areas. In December when the Australian academic year comes to a close, the GA8 aircraft had a special task of transporting family members to celebrate students’ achievements. It is particularly significant in this […]

Read more

New aircraft’s busy role serving Indigenous communities

The latest addition to MAF Arnhem Land’s fleet was quickly put to work in the program, making a big difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians in remote communities. The Cessna 208 Caravan VH-MFD landed at Gove Airport after a five-hour journey from Cairns, which included a refuelling stop at Normanton before crossing the waters […]

Read more

Hannah’s Story – Malaria in Liberia

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Malaria in Lapalama, Papua New Guinea

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Claudine’s Story – Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Scovia’s Story – Malaria in Northern Uganda

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Creating a ‘Garden of Eden’ for the rural Women of Papua New Guinea

A group of NGOs, including Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), are uniting to end violence against women in some of the most isolated parts of Papua New Guinea [PNG], where it’s believed a woman is physically assaulted every 30 seconds.

Read more

Take a look inside MAF’s Mareeba hangar 

Story: Sean Atkins  MAF is known for its work in the air, but some of the most important tasks are done on the ground by our talented team of engineers.  Thanks to the generosity of MAF supporters, a new $4 million hangar complex was built at Mareeba Airport in Queensland and it provides a state-of-the-art […]

Read more

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read more

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read more

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read more

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read more

Father and newborn saved by medevac in Papua New Guinea

After a successful birth at Kompiam Hospital, Papua New Guinea, a family of three contracted life-threatening diseases when trekking back through the jungle to their home village.

Read more

MAF in Timor-Leste: A Perspective

Story Written by: James Benjamin, MAF Australia Board Member The dawn was still with a pale pink clear sky reflecting off the calm Banda Sea. I was leaving home in Metiaut, Dili on my way to the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport to experience an intra country air shuttle service recently launched by MAF Timor-Leste. […]

Read more

Eliptamin Women’s Conference – MAF in Papua New Guinea

Report by: Bernie Axon who has been serving with her husband Richie and their family with MAF in Papua New Guinea since 2010.  Photos by: Mandy Glass An event hosting over 500 women would be a big undertaking in any country. But when you take into account the remoteness and lack of infrastructure in PNG, […]

Read more

Evacuating Refugees from Renk – Help to Get Home

On Tuesday, 4 July, 16 refugees fleeing the conflict in Sudan arrived in Juba on a MAF flight from Renk organised by Citizens Call -Emergency Response Rehabilitation Initiative (ERRI). For Pilot Jonathon Pound, it was a 6 hour round flight battling weather on the outbound journey and the clock on the way back. As Jono […]

Read more

Help is on the Way for Refugees from Sudan

The boxes being loaded into the plane at Juba International Airport include RUFT – a therapeutic food stuff, similar to Plumpy’Nut, used in the treatment of severe malnutrition. The freight, flown to Renk in Upper Nile State, by Pilot Andy MacDonald has been organised by Citizen’s Call. A few weeks ago, a team from Citizen’s […]

Read more

Rhonda’s crucial connection with Yolngu people

Meet MAF Arnhem Land’s friendly local voice helping Indigenous people to travel for essential needs As a proud Yolngu woman with deep family connections to Arnhem Land, Rhonda Yunupingu has special reasons to care about the service MAF provides. Rhonda works with MAF’s operations team at the programme’s Gove Airport base, dealing with bookings and […]

Read more

Kenya: Flights help transform the lives of children living with disabilities

A medical team was able to offer medical services to children after a MAF flight landed in remote airstrips. Every time a MAF plane lands in these remote airstrips, it is seen as a sign of hope for the locals who flock to meet help. MAF Pilot Daniel Gill flew a team of ten, north […]

Read more

Reconnecting with Grace and her Dad – Six Years after a Medevac Saved her Life

Story and photos by Mandy Glass, Communications Officer, MAF Papua New Guinea Earlier this year, my pilot husband was needed to facilitate some airstrip training out of Telefomin. I often go along on such short-term postings as these trips always provide great story opportunities for me, being one of MAF PNG’s Communications Officers. I love […]

Read more

Shuttle and Charter services around Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory

With vast distances between communities and poor road connections over difficult terrain, flights by VH-MQR help people and supplies reach remote indigenous areas. In December when the Australian academic year comes to a close, the GA8 aircraft had a special task of transporting family members to celebrate students’ achievements. It is particularly significant in this […]

Read more

New aircraft’s busy role serving Indigenous communities

The latest addition to MAF Arnhem Land’s fleet was quickly put to work in the program, making a big difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians in remote communities. The Cessna 208 Caravan VH-MFD landed at Gove Airport after a five-hour journey from Cairns, which included a refuelling stop at Normanton before crossing the waters […]

Read more

Hannah’s Story – Malaria in Liberia

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Malaria in Lapalama, Papua New Guinea

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Claudine’s Story – Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Scovia’s Story – Malaria in Northern Uganda

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Creating a ‘Garden of Eden’ for the rural Women of Papua New Guinea

A group of NGOs, including Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), are uniting to end violence against women in some of the most isolated parts of Papua New Guinea [PNG], where it’s believed a woman is physically assaulted every 30 seconds.

Read more

Take a look inside MAF’s Mareeba hangar 

Story: Sean Atkins  MAF is known for its work in the air, but some of the most important tasks are done on the ground by our talented team of engineers.  Thanks to the generosity of MAF supporters, a new $4 million hangar complex was built at Mareeba Airport in Queensland and it provides a state-of-the-art […]

Read more

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read more

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read more

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read more

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read more

Father and newborn saved by medevac in Papua New Guinea

After a successful birth at Kompiam Hospital, Papua New Guinea, a family of three contracted life-threatening diseases when trekking back through the jungle to their home village.

Read more

MAF in Timor-Leste: A Perspective

Story Written by: James Benjamin, MAF Australia Board Member The dawn was still with a pale pink clear sky reflecting off the calm Banda Sea. I was leaving home in Metiaut, Dili on my way to the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport to experience an intra country air shuttle service recently launched by MAF Timor-Leste. […]

Read more

Eliptamin Women’s Conference – MAF in Papua New Guinea

Report by: Bernie Axon who has been serving with her husband Richie and their family with MAF in Papua New Guinea since 2010.  Photos by: Mandy Glass An event hosting over 500 women would be a big undertaking in any country. But when you take into account the remoteness and lack of infrastructure in PNG, […]

Read more

Evacuating Refugees from Renk – Help to Get Home

On Tuesday, 4 July, 16 refugees fleeing the conflict in Sudan arrived in Juba on a MAF flight from Renk organised by Citizens Call -Emergency Response Rehabilitation Initiative (ERRI). For Pilot Jonathon Pound, it was a 6 hour round flight battling weather on the outbound journey and the clock on the way back. As Jono […]

Read more

Help is on the Way for Refugees from Sudan

The boxes being loaded into the plane at Juba International Airport include RUFT – a therapeutic food stuff, similar to Plumpy’Nut, used in the treatment of severe malnutrition. The freight, flown to Renk in Upper Nile State, by Pilot Andy MacDonald has been organised by Citizen’s Call. A few weeks ago, a team from Citizen’s […]

Read more

Rhonda’s crucial connection with Yolngu people

Meet MAF Arnhem Land’s friendly local voice helping Indigenous people to travel for essential needs As a proud Yolngu woman with deep family connections to Arnhem Land, Rhonda Yunupingu has special reasons to care about the service MAF provides. Rhonda works with MAF’s operations team at the programme’s Gove Airport base, dealing with bookings and […]

Read more

Kenya: Flights help transform the lives of children living with disabilities

A medical team was able to offer medical services to children after a MAF flight landed in remote airstrips. Every time a MAF plane lands in these remote airstrips, it is seen as a sign of hope for the locals who flock to meet help. MAF Pilot Daniel Gill flew a team of ten, north […]

Read more

Reconnecting with Grace and her Dad – Six Years after a Medevac Saved her Life

Story and photos by Mandy Glass, Communications Officer, MAF Papua New Guinea Earlier this year, my pilot husband was needed to facilitate some airstrip training out of Telefomin. I often go along on such short-term postings as these trips always provide great story opportunities for me, being one of MAF PNG’s Communications Officers. I love […]

Read more

Shuttle and Charter services around Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory

With vast distances between communities and poor road connections over difficult terrain, flights by VH-MQR help people and supplies reach remote indigenous areas. In December when the Australian academic year comes to a close, the GA8 aircraft had a special task of transporting family members to celebrate students’ achievements. It is particularly significant in this […]

Read more

New aircraft’s busy role serving Indigenous communities

The latest addition to MAF Arnhem Land’s fleet was quickly put to work in the program, making a big difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians in remote communities. The Cessna 208 Caravan VH-MFD landed at Gove Airport after a five-hour journey from Cairns, which included a refuelling stop at Normanton before crossing the waters […]

Read more

Hannah’s Story – Malaria in Liberia

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Malaria in Lapalama, Papua New Guinea

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Claudine’s Story – Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Scovia’s Story – Malaria in Northern Uganda

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Creating a ‘Garden of Eden’ for the rural Women of Papua New Guinea

A group of NGOs, including Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), are uniting to end violence against women in some of the most isolated parts of Papua New Guinea [PNG], where it’s believed a woman is physically assaulted every 30 seconds.

Read more

Take a look inside MAF’s Mareeba hangar 

Story: Sean Atkins  MAF is known for its work in the air, but some of the most important tasks are done on the ground by our talented team of engineers.  Thanks to the generosity of MAF supporters, a new $4 million hangar complex was built at Mareeba Airport in Queensland and it provides a state-of-the-art […]

Read more

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read more

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read more

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

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Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read more

Father and newborn saved by medevac in Papua New Guinea

After a successful birth at Kompiam Hospital, Papua New Guinea, a family of three contracted life-threatening diseases when trekking back through the jungle to their home village.

Read more

MAF in Timor-Leste: A Perspective

Story Written by: James Benjamin, MAF Australia Board Member The dawn was still with a pale pink clear sky reflecting off the calm Banda Sea. I was leaving home in Metiaut, Dili on my way to the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport to experience an intra country air shuttle service recently launched by MAF Timor-Leste. […]

Read more

Eliptamin Women’s Conference – MAF in Papua New Guinea

Report by: Bernie Axon who has been serving with her husband Richie and their family with MAF in Papua New Guinea since 2010.  Photos by: Mandy Glass An event hosting over 500 women would be a big undertaking in any country. But when you take into account the remoteness and lack of infrastructure in PNG, […]

Read more

Evacuating Refugees from Renk – Help to Get Home

On Tuesday, 4 July, 16 refugees fleeing the conflict in Sudan arrived in Juba on a MAF flight from Renk organised by Citizens Call -Emergency Response Rehabilitation Initiative (ERRI). For Pilot Jonathon Pound, it was a 6 hour round flight battling weather on the outbound journey and the clock on the way back. As Jono […]

Read more

Help is on the Way for Refugees from Sudan

The boxes being loaded into the plane at Juba International Airport include RUFT – a therapeutic food stuff, similar to Plumpy’Nut, used in the treatment of severe malnutrition. The freight, flown to Renk in Upper Nile State, by Pilot Andy MacDonald has been organised by Citizen’s Call. A few weeks ago, a team from Citizen’s […]

Read more

Rhonda’s crucial connection with Yolngu people

Meet MAF Arnhem Land’s friendly local voice helping Indigenous people to travel for essential needs As a proud Yolngu woman with deep family connections to Arnhem Land, Rhonda Yunupingu has special reasons to care about the service MAF provides. Rhonda works with MAF’s operations team at the programme’s Gove Airport base, dealing with bookings and […]

Read more

Kenya: Flights help transform the lives of children living with disabilities

A medical team was able to offer medical services to children after a MAF flight landed in remote airstrips. Every time a MAF plane lands in these remote airstrips, it is seen as a sign of hope for the locals who flock to meet help. MAF Pilot Daniel Gill flew a team of ten, north […]

Read more

Reconnecting with Grace and her Dad – Six Years after a Medevac Saved her Life

Story and photos by Mandy Glass, Communications Officer, MAF Papua New Guinea Earlier this year, my pilot husband was needed to facilitate some airstrip training out of Telefomin. I often go along on such short-term postings as these trips always provide great story opportunities for me, being one of MAF PNG’s Communications Officers. I love […]

Read more

Shuttle and Charter services around Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory

With vast distances between communities and poor road connections over difficult terrain, flights by VH-MQR help people and supplies reach remote indigenous areas. In December when the Australian academic year comes to a close, the GA8 aircraft had a special task of transporting family members to celebrate students’ achievements. It is particularly significant in this […]

Read more

New aircraft’s busy role serving Indigenous communities

The latest addition to MAF Arnhem Land’s fleet was quickly put to work in the program, making a big difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians in remote communities. The Cessna 208 Caravan VH-MFD landed at Gove Airport after a five-hour journey from Cairns, which included a refuelling stop at Normanton before crossing the waters […]

Read more

Hannah’s Story – Malaria in Liberia

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

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Malaria in Lapalama, Papua New Guinea

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

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Claudine’s Story – Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Scovia’s Story – Malaria in Northern Uganda

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Creating a ‘Garden of Eden’ for the rural Women of Papua New Guinea

A group of NGOs, including Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), are uniting to end violence against women in some of the most isolated parts of Papua New Guinea [PNG], where it’s believed a woman is physically assaulted every 30 seconds.

Read more

Take a look inside MAF’s Mareeba hangar 

Story: Sean Atkins  MAF is known for its work in the air, but some of the most important tasks are done on the ground by our talented team of engineers.  Thanks to the generosity of MAF supporters, a new $4 million hangar complex was built at Mareeba Airport in Queensland and it provides a state-of-the-art […]

Read more

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read more

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read more

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read more

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read more

Father and newborn saved by medevac in Papua New Guinea

After a successful birth at Kompiam Hospital, Papua New Guinea, a family of three contracted life-threatening diseases when trekking back through the jungle to their home village.

Read more

MAF in Timor-Leste: A Perspective

Story Written by: James Benjamin, MAF Australia Board Member The dawn was still with a pale pink clear sky reflecting off the calm Banda Sea. I was leaving home in Metiaut, Dili on my way to the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport to experience an intra country air shuttle service recently launched by MAF Timor-Leste. […]

Read more

Eliptamin Women’s Conference – MAF in Papua New Guinea

Report by: Bernie Axon who has been serving with her husband Richie and their family with MAF in Papua New Guinea since 2010.  Photos by: Mandy Glass An event hosting over 500 women would be a big undertaking in any country. But when you take into account the remoteness and lack of infrastructure in PNG, […]

Read more

Evacuating Refugees from Renk – Help to Get Home

On Tuesday, 4 July, 16 refugees fleeing the conflict in Sudan arrived in Juba on a MAF flight from Renk organised by Citizens Call -Emergency Response Rehabilitation Initiative (ERRI). For Pilot Jonathon Pound, it was a 6 hour round flight battling weather on the outbound journey and the clock on the way back. As Jono […]

Read more

Help is on the Way for Refugees from Sudan

The boxes being loaded into the plane at Juba International Airport include RUFT – a therapeutic food stuff, similar to Plumpy’Nut, used in the treatment of severe malnutrition. The freight, flown to Renk in Upper Nile State, by Pilot Andy MacDonald has been organised by Citizen’s Call. A few weeks ago, a team from Citizen’s […]

Read more

Rhonda’s crucial connection with Yolngu people

Meet MAF Arnhem Land’s friendly local voice helping Indigenous people to travel for essential needs As a proud Yolngu woman with deep family connections to Arnhem Land, Rhonda Yunupingu has special reasons to care about the service MAF provides. Rhonda works with MAF’s operations team at the programme’s Gove Airport base, dealing with bookings and […]

Read more

Kenya: Flights help transform the lives of children living with disabilities

A medical team was able to offer medical services to children after a MAF flight landed in remote airstrips. Every time a MAF plane lands in these remote airstrips, it is seen as a sign of hope for the locals who flock to meet help. MAF Pilot Daniel Gill flew a team of ten, north […]

Read more

Reconnecting with Grace and her Dad – Six Years after a Medevac Saved her Life

Story and photos by Mandy Glass, Communications Officer, MAF Papua New Guinea Earlier this year, my pilot husband was needed to facilitate some airstrip training out of Telefomin. I often go along on such short-term postings as these trips always provide great story opportunities for me, being one of MAF PNG’s Communications Officers. I love […]

Read more

Shuttle and Charter services around Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory

With vast distances between communities and poor road connections over difficult terrain, flights by VH-MQR help people and supplies reach remote indigenous areas. In December when the Australian academic year comes to a close, the GA8 aircraft had a special task of transporting family members to celebrate students’ achievements. It is particularly significant in this […]

Read more

New aircraft’s busy role serving Indigenous communities

The latest addition to MAF Arnhem Land’s fleet was quickly put to work in the program, making a big difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians in remote communities. The Cessna 208 Caravan VH-MFD landed at Gove Airport after a five-hour journey from Cairns, which included a refuelling stop at Normanton before crossing the waters […]

Read more

Hannah’s Story – Malaria in Liberia

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Malaria in Lapalama, Papua New Guinea

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Claudine’s Story – Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Scovia’s Story – Malaria in Northern Uganda

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Creating a ‘Garden of Eden’ for the rural Women of Papua New Guinea

A group of NGOs, including Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), are uniting to end violence against women in some of the most isolated parts of Papua New Guinea [PNG], where it’s believed a woman is physically assaulted every 30 seconds.

Read more

Take a look inside MAF’s Mareeba hangar 

Story: Sean Atkins  MAF is known for its work in the air, but some of the most important tasks are done on the ground by our talented team of engineers.  Thanks to the generosity of MAF supporters, a new $4 million hangar complex was built at Mareeba Airport in Queensland and it provides a state-of-the-art […]

Read more

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read more

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read more

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read more

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read more

Father and newborn saved by medevac in Papua New Guinea

After a successful birth at Kompiam Hospital, Papua New Guinea, a family of three contracted life-threatening diseases when trekking back through the jungle to their home village.

Read more

MAF in Timor-Leste: A Perspective

Story Written by: James Benjamin, MAF Australia Board Member The dawn was still with a pale pink clear sky reflecting off the calm Banda Sea. I was leaving home in Metiaut, Dili on my way to the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport to experience an intra country air shuttle service recently launched by MAF Timor-Leste. […]

Read more

Eliptamin Women’s Conference – MAF in Papua New Guinea

Report by: Bernie Axon who has been serving with her husband Richie and their family with MAF in Papua New Guinea since 2010.  Photos by: Mandy Glass An event hosting over 500 women would be a big undertaking in any country. But when you take into account the remoteness and lack of infrastructure in PNG, […]

Read more

Evacuating Refugees from Renk – Help to Get Home

On Tuesday, 4 July, 16 refugees fleeing the conflict in Sudan arrived in Juba on a MAF flight from Renk organised by Citizens Call -Emergency Response Rehabilitation Initiative (ERRI). For Pilot Jonathon Pound, it was a 6 hour round flight battling weather on the outbound journey and the clock on the way back. As Jono […]

Read more

Help is on the Way for Refugees from Sudan

The boxes being loaded into the plane at Juba International Airport include RUFT – a therapeutic food stuff, similar to Plumpy’Nut, used in the treatment of severe malnutrition. The freight, flown to Renk in Upper Nile State, by Pilot Andy MacDonald has been organised by Citizen’s Call. A few weeks ago, a team from Citizen’s […]

Read more

Rhonda’s crucial connection with Yolngu people

Meet MAF Arnhem Land’s friendly local voice helping Indigenous people to travel for essential needs As a proud Yolngu woman with deep family connections to Arnhem Land, Rhonda Yunupingu has special reasons to care about the service MAF provides. Rhonda works with MAF’s operations team at the programme’s Gove Airport base, dealing with bookings and […]

Read more

Kenya: Flights help transform the lives of children living with disabilities

A medical team was able to offer medical services to children after a MAF flight landed in remote airstrips. Every time a MAF plane lands in these remote airstrips, it is seen as a sign of hope for the locals who flock to meet help. MAF Pilot Daniel Gill flew a team of ten, north […]

Read more

Reconnecting with Grace and her Dad – Six Years after a Medevac Saved her Life

Story and photos by Mandy Glass, Communications Officer, MAF Papua New Guinea Earlier this year, my pilot husband was needed to facilitate some airstrip training out of Telefomin. I often go along on such short-term postings as these trips always provide great story opportunities for me, being one of MAF PNG’s Communications Officers. I love […]

Read more

Shuttle and Charter services around Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory

With vast distances between communities and poor road connections over difficult terrain, flights by VH-MQR help people and supplies reach remote indigenous areas. In December when the Australian academic year comes to a close, the GA8 aircraft had a special task of transporting family members to celebrate students’ achievements. It is particularly significant in this […]

Read more

New aircraft’s busy role serving Indigenous communities

The latest addition to MAF Arnhem Land’s fleet was quickly put to work in the program, making a big difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians in remote communities. The Cessna 208 Caravan VH-MFD landed at Gove Airport after a five-hour journey from Cairns, which included a refuelling stop at Normanton before crossing the waters […]

Read more

Hannah’s Story – Malaria in Liberia

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Malaria in Lapalama, Papua New Guinea

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Claudine’s Story – Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Scovia’s Story – Malaria in Northern Uganda

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Creating a ‘Garden of Eden’ for the rural Women of Papua New Guinea

A group of NGOs, including Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), are uniting to end violence against women in some of the most isolated parts of Papua New Guinea [PNG], where it’s believed a woman is physically assaulted every 30 seconds.

Read more

Take a look inside MAF’s Mareeba hangar 

Story: Sean Atkins  MAF is known for its work in the air, but some of the most important tasks are done on the ground by our talented team of engineers.  Thanks to the generosity of MAF supporters, a new $4 million hangar complex was built at Mareeba Airport in Queensland and it provides a state-of-the-art […]

Read more

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read more

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read more

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read more

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read more

Father and newborn saved by medevac in Papua New Guinea

After a successful birth at Kompiam Hospital, Papua New Guinea, a family of three contracted life-threatening diseases when trekking back through the jungle to their home village.

Read more

MAF in Timor-Leste: A Perspective

Story Written by: James Benjamin, MAF Australia Board Member The dawn was still with a pale pink clear sky reflecting off the calm Banda Sea. I was leaving home in Metiaut, Dili on my way to the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport to experience an intra country air shuttle service recently launched by MAF Timor-Leste. […]

Read more

Eliptamin Women’s Conference – MAF in Papua New Guinea

Report by: Bernie Axon who has been serving with her husband Richie and their family with MAF in Papua New Guinea since 2010.  Photos by: Mandy Glass An event hosting over 500 women would be a big undertaking in any country. But when you take into account the remoteness and lack of infrastructure in PNG, […]

Read more

Evacuating Refugees from Renk – Help to Get Home

On Tuesday, 4 July, 16 refugees fleeing the conflict in Sudan arrived in Juba on a MAF flight from Renk organised by Citizens Call -Emergency Response Rehabilitation Initiative (ERRI). For Pilot Jonathon Pound, it was a 6 hour round flight battling weather on the outbound journey and the clock on the way back. As Jono […]

Read more

Help is on the Way for Refugees from Sudan

The boxes being loaded into the plane at Juba International Airport include RUFT – a therapeutic food stuff, similar to Plumpy’Nut, used in the treatment of severe malnutrition. The freight, flown to Renk in Upper Nile State, by Pilot Andy MacDonald has been organised by Citizen’s Call. A few weeks ago, a team from Citizen’s […]

Read more

Rhonda’s crucial connection with Yolngu people

Meet MAF Arnhem Land’s friendly local voice helping Indigenous people to travel for essential needs As a proud Yolngu woman with deep family connections to Arnhem Land, Rhonda Yunupingu has special reasons to care about the service MAF provides. Rhonda works with MAF’s operations team at the programme’s Gove Airport base, dealing with bookings and […]

Read more

Kenya: Flights help transform the lives of children living with disabilities

A medical team was able to offer medical services to children after a MAF flight landed in remote airstrips. Every time a MAF plane lands in these remote airstrips, it is seen as a sign of hope for the locals who flock to meet help. MAF Pilot Daniel Gill flew a team of ten, north […]

Read more

Reconnecting with Grace and her Dad – Six Years after a Medevac Saved her Life

Story and photos by Mandy Glass, Communications Officer, MAF Papua New Guinea Earlier this year, my pilot husband was needed to facilitate some airstrip training out of Telefomin. I often go along on such short-term postings as these trips always provide great story opportunities for me, being one of MAF PNG’s Communications Officers. I love […]

Read more

Shuttle and Charter services around Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory

With vast distances between communities and poor road connections over difficult terrain, flights by VH-MQR help people and supplies reach remote indigenous areas. In December when the Australian academic year comes to a close, the GA8 aircraft had a special task of transporting family members to celebrate students’ achievements. It is particularly significant in this […]

Read more

New aircraft’s busy role serving Indigenous communities

The latest addition to MAF Arnhem Land’s fleet was quickly put to work in the program, making a big difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians in remote communities. The Cessna 208 Caravan VH-MFD landed at Gove Airport after a five-hour journey from Cairns, which included a refuelling stop at Normanton before crossing the waters […]

Read more

Hannah’s Story – Malaria in Liberia

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Malaria in Lapalama, Papua New Guinea

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Claudine’s Story – Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Scovia’s Story – Malaria in Northern Uganda

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

Read more

Creating a ‘Garden of Eden’ for the rural Women of Papua New Guinea

A group of NGOs, including Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), are uniting to end violence against women in some of the most isolated parts of Papua New Guinea [PNG], where it’s believed a woman is physically assaulted every 30 seconds.

Read more

Take a look inside MAF’s Mareeba hangar 

Story: Sean Atkins  MAF is known for its work in the air, but some of the most important tasks are done on the ground by our talented team of engineers.  Thanks to the generosity of MAF supporters, a new $4 million hangar complex was built at Mareeba Airport in Queensland and it provides a state-of-the-art […]

Read more

Inside the engineering hub that keeps MAF flying

Mareeba, a town on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, flies under the radar in many ways, but the MAF hangar there is strategically positioned to serve several MAF country programmes.

Read more

Emergency Medevac to Waiki, Papua New Guinea

Photo and text: Svein-Robert Solberg It is early morning at the MAF base in Papua New Guinea.  I am on a visit from Norway to gain some insight into the service of pilots and airport ground crew and to visit Jan Ivar and Linda Andresen, sent out from Norway to serve here. This tranquil morning […]

Read more

MAF’s rapid response rescues women facing domestic violence

A partnership with Miyalk Domestic and Family Violence Shelter helps women to flee dangerous situations in Arnhem Land, but MAF’s ability to respond quickly can be a life saver. MAF Arnhem Land pilot Chris Coffee was flying healthcare workers between communities on a routine charter when he received a call requesting the immediate extraction of […]

Read more

Education partnership empowers communities, one school week at a time

Story and Images by Janne Rytkonen The busy 2023 school year wrapped up in December for the Laynhapuy Homelands School (LHS) in Arnhem Land, and Principal Abi White was pleased by the achievements of 2023. “We’ve had a good year and it looks like 2024 will mirror this success,” she said. “Attendance at our senior […]

Read more

Father and newborn saved by medevac in Papua New Guinea

After a successful birth at Kompiam Hospital, Papua New Guinea, a family of three contracted life-threatening diseases when trekking back through the jungle to their home village.

Read more

MAF in Timor-Leste: A Perspective

Story Written by: James Benjamin, MAF Australia Board Member The dawn was still with a pale pink clear sky reflecting off the calm Banda Sea. I was leaving home in Metiaut, Dili on my way to the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport to experience an intra country air shuttle service recently launched by MAF Timor-Leste. […]

Read more

Eliptamin Women’s Conference – MAF in Papua New Guinea

Report by: Bernie Axon who has been serving with her husband Richie and their family with MAF in Papua New Guinea since 2010.  Photos by: Mandy Glass An event hosting over 500 women would be a big undertaking in any country. But when you take into account the remoteness and lack of infrastructure in PNG, […]

Read more

Evacuating Refugees from Renk – Help to Get Home

On Tuesday, 4 July, 16 refugees fleeing the conflict in Sudan arrived in Juba on a MAF flight from Renk organised by Citizens Call -Emergency Response Rehabilitation Initiative (ERRI). For Pilot Jonathon Pound, it was a 6 hour round flight battling weather on the outbound journey and the clock on the way back. As Jono […]

Read more

Help is on the Way for Refugees from Sudan

The boxes being loaded into the plane at Juba International Airport include RUFT – a therapeutic food stuff, similar to Plumpy’Nut, used in the treatment of severe malnutrition. The freight, flown to Renk in Upper Nile State, by Pilot Andy MacDonald has been organised by Citizen’s Call. A few weeks ago, a team from Citizen’s […]

Read more

Rhonda’s crucial connection with Yolngu people

Meet MAF Arnhem Land’s friendly local voice helping Indigenous people to travel for essential needs As a proud Yolngu woman with deep family connections to Arnhem Land, Rhonda Yunupingu has special reasons to care about the service MAF provides. Rhonda works with MAF’s operations team at the programme’s Gove Airport base, dealing with bookings and […]

Read more

Kenya: Flights help transform the lives of children living with disabilities

A medical team was able to offer medical services to children after a MAF flight landed in remote airstrips. Every time a MAF plane lands in these remote airstrips, it is seen as a sign of hope for the locals who flock to meet help. MAF Pilot Daniel Gill flew a team of ten, north […]

Read more

Reconnecting with Grace and her Dad – Six Years after a Medevac Saved her Life

Story and photos by Mandy Glass, Communications Officer, MAF Papua New Guinea Earlier this year, my pilot husband was needed to facilitate some airstrip training out of Telefomin. I often go along on such short-term postings as these trips always provide great story opportunities for me, being one of MAF PNG’s Communications Officers. I love […]

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Shuttle and Charter services around Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory

With vast distances between communities and poor road connections over difficult terrain, flights by VH-MQR help people and supplies reach remote indigenous areas. In December when the Australian academic year comes to a close, the GA8 aircraft had a special task of transporting family members to celebrate students’ achievements. It is particularly significant in this […]

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New aircraft’s busy role serving Indigenous communities

The latest addition to MAF Arnhem Land’s fleet was quickly put to work in the program, making a big difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians in remote communities. The Cessna 208 Caravan VH-MFD landed at Gove Airport after a five-hour journey from Cairns, which included a refuelling stop at Normanton before crossing the waters […]

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Hannah’s Story – Malaria in Liberia

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

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Malaria in Lapalama, Papua New Guinea

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

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Claudine’s Story – Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

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Scovia’s Story – Malaria in Northern Uganda

World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25th each year, is a day instituted by WHO member states to raise awareness of the disease and it’s continued and devastating impact around the world. More than 600,000 people die from Malaria every year. Over 75% of these are children under five. Children from the poorest households […]

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Creating a ‘Garden of Eden’ for the rural Women of Papua New Guinea

A group of NGOs, including Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), are uniting to end violence against women in some of the most isolated parts of Papua New Guinea [PNG], where it’s believed a woman is physically assaulted every 30 seconds.

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Take a look inside MAF’s Mareeba hangar 

Story: Sean Atkins  MAF is known for its work in the air, but some of the most important tasks are done on the ground by our talented team of engineers.  Thanks to the generosity of MAF supporters, a new $4 million hangar complex was built at Mareeba Airport in Queensland and it provides a state-of-the-art […]

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