Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

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MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

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Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

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Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

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Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read More

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read More

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read More

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

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Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read More

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read More

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read More

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

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Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read More

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read More

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read More

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read More

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read More

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read More

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read More

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read More

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read More

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read More

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read More

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read More

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read More

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read More

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read More

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read More

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read More

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read More

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read More

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read More

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read more

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read more

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read more

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read more

Dedication of New MAF Aircraft Maintenance Facility

MAF’s new Mareeba hangar in Queensland, Australia, was officially opened on 24th June 2022 The purpose-built facility is the base for MAF International’s aircraft maintenance operations in the Asia Pacific region. Aircraft from MAF programs in Arnhem Land, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste are all serviced through the Mareeba workshops. Members of the Mareeba […]

Read more

MAF’s First Flight in Guinea as New Program is Launched

First passengers have been praying for an air service in the country for over ten years. Words by Claire Gilderson, edited by Emily Davies On Saturday 23 April 2022, MAF conducted its premier operational flight in Guinea, West Africa, following many months of hard work to launch an air service in the country. Pilot Roy […]

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New Shuttle Flights launched between Dili and Atauro Island – MAF in Timor-Leste

𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽: 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗹𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗿-𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲. Praise God for the opportunity to be involved in this initiative to help the local people of the area and to encourage new local business opportunities for one of Timor-Leste’s most poorly developed areas. Please pray that the shuttle […]

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MAF Medevac: Dengue Fever Outbreak in Timor-Leste

On Thursday, February 17th, 2022, MAF Timor-Leste medically evacuated a two-year-old dengue fever patient from Atauro Island to Dili. The flight was piloted by Pilot Jan Klassen and Marcus Grey. From January to March 2022, MAF Timor-Leste has medical evacuated 7 dengue fever patients.

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MAF flying doctors to remote areas of PNG

MAF Australia’s Jeroen and Diana Zwijnenburg have been serving in Papua New Guinea since August 2021. Jeroen serves as MAF’s Projects & Finance Manager while Diana is seconded from MAF to work as a doctor at the Kompiam hospital.

Read more

‘I took the road to Foya and it took 20 hours!’ – with MAF Liberia, it takes an hour.

Nurse Amy Beyer has been working in Liberia since 2014. With less than 7% of the roads paved outside of Monrovia (source: USAID), and a monsoon season which lasts six months of the year, attempting a road trip in the hardiest of 4x4s is not for the faint-hearted. Amy tells MAF pilot, Steven Biggs, why […]

Read more

Uganda to Guinea Ferry Flight

On Wednesday 26th January MAF’s Guinea-bound aircraft, N2114G, began a five-day journey from Uganda to Guinea. The aircraft has had a number of adjustments and is now ready for service. Pilot Roy Rissanen – who used to fly the same aircraft in Mongolia – accompanied by Guinea Programme Developer Emil Kundig, left Kajjansi and flew […]

Read more

MAF Technologies in Papua New Guinea – Reliable Solar Power

Reliable Power Plays a Huge role In Papua New Guinea, MAF Technologies (CRMF) bridges the gap for our remote communities to receive the help and services that they deserve despite their remoteness and lack of access to government and central services. The EBC Health Services at Waramanz in the Jimi District (Jiwaka Province) was in […]

Read more

Flying for Life Around the World: October 2021 Update

South Sudan Focus on Partnership: Tearfund in South Sudan. ‘Recently, I flew 1178kgs of vegetable seeds to Pieri for Tearfund,’ shares Pilot Wim. ‘The seeds included eggplant, amaranthus, okra, and collard greens. Four different types. I spoke to the TearFund team on the ground and they told me they are going to plant then in […]

Read more

Opening of the Mibu Airstrip, Papua New Guinea

The 14th of October was a day of joy as the Mibu airstrip in the Madang province was reopened after many years of hard work. Pilot Brad Venter did three test landings, and the airstrip is now opened to serve the community and the missionaries in the remote area of Finnisterre mountains. This is the […]

Read more

MAF in Papua New Guinea: A Week of Medevacs

The need for lifesaving flights is greater during some weeks than others. This particular week five people from different rural villages were medevaced by our pilots Joseph Tua and Jan Ivar Andresen. Saving several weeks on rough bush tracks and rivers with only a few minutes in the air. The first medevac of the week […]

Read more

Who We Fly: Medair in South Sudan

Hi, my name is Jasmine. I am a paediatric emergency nurse by training originally from Brisbane. I worked at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane before coming to South Sudan. Here in South Sudan, I’m currently working for Medair, which is an organization that does relief aid. I’m working as a Health Manager on the […]

Read more

Reopened Airstrip Brings People Together

Singing people, dancing in their most festive clothing expressing their joy and appreciation was the scene that welcomed pilots Richie Axon and Paul Woodington as they brought in the first aircraft after 22 years of isolation into Yalum. The airstrip was closed due to civil unrest, but the need and longing for an open door […]

Read more

My First Medevac Flight

Story by Jasmine Puk, MAF Papua New Guinea  Jasmine Puk is working as a Flight Programmer at MAF Customer and Operations Centre at Mt Hagen. On a day to day basis, she’s dealing with all types of booking requests both internally and externally, attending to customers queries, receiving medevac requests, and then helps to coordinate […]

Read more

MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s ‘Covid-19 hotspot’. Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo is experiencing a surge of cases. In response, MAF has flown out medics, batches of the Sinovac vaccine and coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak… To date, Indonesia has recorded over 2.4 million coronavirus cases and 64,000 deaths (source: Reuters). […]

Read more

MAF in June 2021: Serving Together Around the World to Bring Help, Hope, and Healing Through Aviation.

Arnhem Land A recent flight story as told by Pilot Anton Zhang: Anton writes, “last week Laynhapuy Homeland School chartered four planes to take students and their friends/family to attend their graduation ceremony. The graduation was held at Garrthalala homeland, a regular destination for MAF, where we often fly students to attend learning camps. Garrthalala […]

Read more

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read more

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read more

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read more

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read more

Dedication of New MAF Aircraft Maintenance Facility

MAF’s new Mareeba hangar in Queensland, Australia, was officially opened on 24th June 2022 The purpose-built facility is the base for MAF International’s aircraft maintenance operations in the Asia Pacific region. Aircraft from MAF programs in Arnhem Land, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste are all serviced through the Mareeba workshops. Members of the Mareeba […]

Read more

MAF’s First Flight in Guinea as New Program is Launched

First passengers have been praying for an air service in the country for over ten years. Words by Claire Gilderson, edited by Emily Davies On Saturday 23 April 2022, MAF conducted its premier operational flight in Guinea, West Africa, following many months of hard work to launch an air service in the country. Pilot Roy […]

Read more

New Shuttle Flights launched between Dili and Atauro Island – MAF in Timor-Leste

𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽: 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗹𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗿-𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲. Praise God for the opportunity to be involved in this initiative to help the local people of the area and to encourage new local business opportunities for one of Timor-Leste’s most poorly developed areas. Please pray that the shuttle […]

Read more

MAF Medevac: Dengue Fever Outbreak in Timor-Leste

On Thursday, February 17th, 2022, MAF Timor-Leste medically evacuated a two-year-old dengue fever patient from Atauro Island to Dili. The flight was piloted by Pilot Jan Klassen and Marcus Grey. From January to March 2022, MAF Timor-Leste has medical evacuated 7 dengue fever patients.

Read more

MAF flying doctors to remote areas of PNG

MAF Australia’s Jeroen and Diana Zwijnenburg have been serving in Papua New Guinea since August 2021. Jeroen serves as MAF’s Projects & Finance Manager while Diana is seconded from MAF to work as a doctor at the Kompiam hospital.

Read more

‘I took the road to Foya and it took 20 hours!’ – with MAF Liberia, it takes an hour.

Nurse Amy Beyer has been working in Liberia since 2014. With less than 7% of the roads paved outside of Monrovia (source: USAID), and a monsoon season which lasts six months of the year, attempting a road trip in the hardiest of 4x4s is not for the faint-hearted. Amy tells MAF pilot, Steven Biggs, why […]

Read more

Uganda to Guinea Ferry Flight

On Wednesday 26th January MAF’s Guinea-bound aircraft, N2114G, began a five-day journey from Uganda to Guinea. The aircraft has had a number of adjustments and is now ready for service. Pilot Roy Rissanen – who used to fly the same aircraft in Mongolia – accompanied by Guinea Programme Developer Emil Kundig, left Kajjansi and flew […]

Read more

MAF Technologies in Papua New Guinea – Reliable Solar Power

Reliable Power Plays a Huge role In Papua New Guinea, MAF Technologies (CRMF) bridges the gap for our remote communities to receive the help and services that they deserve despite their remoteness and lack of access to government and central services. The EBC Health Services at Waramanz in the Jimi District (Jiwaka Province) was in […]

Read more

Flying for Life Around the World: October 2021 Update

South Sudan Focus on Partnership: Tearfund in South Sudan. ‘Recently, I flew 1178kgs of vegetable seeds to Pieri for Tearfund,’ shares Pilot Wim. ‘The seeds included eggplant, amaranthus, okra, and collard greens. Four different types. I spoke to the TearFund team on the ground and they told me they are going to plant then in […]

Read more

Opening of the Mibu Airstrip, Papua New Guinea

The 14th of October was a day of joy as the Mibu airstrip in the Madang province was reopened after many years of hard work. Pilot Brad Venter did three test landings, and the airstrip is now opened to serve the community and the missionaries in the remote area of Finnisterre mountains. This is the […]

Read more

MAF in Papua New Guinea: A Week of Medevacs

The need for lifesaving flights is greater during some weeks than others. This particular week five people from different rural villages were medevaced by our pilots Joseph Tua and Jan Ivar Andresen. Saving several weeks on rough bush tracks and rivers with only a few minutes in the air. The first medevac of the week […]

Read more

Who We Fly: Medair in South Sudan

Hi, my name is Jasmine. I am a paediatric emergency nurse by training originally from Brisbane. I worked at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane before coming to South Sudan. Here in South Sudan, I’m currently working for Medair, which is an organization that does relief aid. I’m working as a Health Manager on the […]

Read more

Reopened Airstrip Brings People Together

Singing people, dancing in their most festive clothing expressing their joy and appreciation was the scene that welcomed pilots Richie Axon and Paul Woodington as they brought in the first aircraft after 22 years of isolation into Yalum. The airstrip was closed due to civil unrest, but the need and longing for an open door […]

Read more

My First Medevac Flight

Story by Jasmine Puk, MAF Papua New Guinea  Jasmine Puk is working as a Flight Programmer at MAF Customer and Operations Centre at Mt Hagen. On a day to day basis, she’s dealing with all types of booking requests both internally and externally, attending to customers queries, receiving medevac requests, and then helps to coordinate […]

Read more

MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s ‘Covid-19 hotspot’. Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo is experiencing a surge of cases. In response, MAF has flown out medics, batches of the Sinovac vaccine and coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak… To date, Indonesia has recorded over 2.4 million coronavirus cases and 64,000 deaths (source: Reuters). […]

Read more

MAF in June 2021: Serving Together Around the World to Bring Help, Hope, and Healing Through Aviation.

Arnhem Land A recent flight story as told by Pilot Anton Zhang: Anton writes, “last week Laynhapuy Homeland School chartered four planes to take students and their friends/family to attend their graduation ceremony. The graduation was held at Garrthalala homeland, a regular destination for MAF, where we often fly students to attend learning camps. Garrthalala […]

Read more

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read more

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read more

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

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Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read more

Dedication of New MAF Aircraft Maintenance Facility

MAF’s new Mareeba hangar in Queensland, Australia, was officially opened on 24th June 2022 The purpose-built facility is the base for MAF International’s aircraft maintenance operations in the Asia Pacific region. Aircraft from MAF programs in Arnhem Land, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste are all serviced through the Mareeba workshops. Members of the Mareeba […]

Read more

MAF’s First Flight in Guinea as New Program is Launched

First passengers have been praying for an air service in the country for over ten years. Words by Claire Gilderson, edited by Emily Davies On Saturday 23 April 2022, MAF conducted its premier operational flight in Guinea, West Africa, following many months of hard work to launch an air service in the country. Pilot Roy […]

Read more

New Shuttle Flights launched between Dili and Atauro Island – MAF in Timor-Leste

𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽: 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗹𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗿-𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲. Praise God for the opportunity to be involved in this initiative to help the local people of the area and to encourage new local business opportunities for one of Timor-Leste’s most poorly developed areas. Please pray that the shuttle […]

Read more

MAF Medevac: Dengue Fever Outbreak in Timor-Leste

On Thursday, February 17th, 2022, MAF Timor-Leste medically evacuated a two-year-old dengue fever patient from Atauro Island to Dili. The flight was piloted by Pilot Jan Klassen and Marcus Grey. From January to March 2022, MAF Timor-Leste has medical evacuated 7 dengue fever patients.

Read more

MAF flying doctors to remote areas of PNG

MAF Australia’s Jeroen and Diana Zwijnenburg have been serving in Papua New Guinea since August 2021. Jeroen serves as MAF’s Projects & Finance Manager while Diana is seconded from MAF to work as a doctor at the Kompiam hospital.

Read more

‘I took the road to Foya and it took 20 hours!’ – with MAF Liberia, it takes an hour.

Nurse Amy Beyer has been working in Liberia since 2014. With less than 7% of the roads paved outside of Monrovia (source: USAID), and a monsoon season which lasts six months of the year, attempting a road trip in the hardiest of 4x4s is not for the faint-hearted. Amy tells MAF pilot, Steven Biggs, why […]

Read more

Uganda to Guinea Ferry Flight

On Wednesday 26th January MAF’s Guinea-bound aircraft, N2114G, began a five-day journey from Uganda to Guinea. The aircraft has had a number of adjustments and is now ready for service. Pilot Roy Rissanen – who used to fly the same aircraft in Mongolia – accompanied by Guinea Programme Developer Emil Kundig, left Kajjansi and flew […]

Read more

MAF Technologies in Papua New Guinea – Reliable Solar Power

Reliable Power Plays a Huge role In Papua New Guinea, MAF Technologies (CRMF) bridges the gap for our remote communities to receive the help and services that they deserve despite their remoteness and lack of access to government and central services. The EBC Health Services at Waramanz in the Jimi District (Jiwaka Province) was in […]

Read more

Flying for Life Around the World: October 2021 Update

South Sudan Focus on Partnership: Tearfund in South Sudan. ‘Recently, I flew 1178kgs of vegetable seeds to Pieri for Tearfund,’ shares Pilot Wim. ‘The seeds included eggplant, amaranthus, okra, and collard greens. Four different types. I spoke to the TearFund team on the ground and they told me they are going to plant then in […]

Read more

Opening of the Mibu Airstrip, Papua New Guinea

The 14th of October was a day of joy as the Mibu airstrip in the Madang province was reopened after many years of hard work. Pilot Brad Venter did three test landings, and the airstrip is now opened to serve the community and the missionaries in the remote area of Finnisterre mountains. This is the […]

Read more

MAF in Papua New Guinea: A Week of Medevacs

The need for lifesaving flights is greater during some weeks than others. This particular week five people from different rural villages were medevaced by our pilots Joseph Tua and Jan Ivar Andresen. Saving several weeks on rough bush tracks and rivers with only a few minutes in the air. The first medevac of the week […]

Read more

Who We Fly: Medair in South Sudan

Hi, my name is Jasmine. I am a paediatric emergency nurse by training originally from Brisbane. I worked at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane before coming to South Sudan. Here in South Sudan, I’m currently working for Medair, which is an organization that does relief aid. I’m working as a Health Manager on the […]

Read more

Reopened Airstrip Brings People Together

Singing people, dancing in their most festive clothing expressing their joy and appreciation was the scene that welcomed pilots Richie Axon and Paul Woodington as they brought in the first aircraft after 22 years of isolation into Yalum. The airstrip was closed due to civil unrest, but the need and longing for an open door […]

Read more

My First Medevac Flight

Story by Jasmine Puk, MAF Papua New Guinea  Jasmine Puk is working as a Flight Programmer at MAF Customer and Operations Centre at Mt Hagen. On a day to day basis, she’s dealing with all types of booking requests both internally and externally, attending to customers queries, receiving medevac requests, and then helps to coordinate […]

Read more

MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s ‘Covid-19 hotspot’. Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo is experiencing a surge of cases. In response, MAF has flown out medics, batches of the Sinovac vaccine and coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak… To date, Indonesia has recorded over 2.4 million coronavirus cases and 64,000 deaths (source: Reuters). […]

Read more

MAF in June 2021: Serving Together Around the World to Bring Help, Hope, and Healing Through Aviation.

Arnhem Land A recent flight story as told by Pilot Anton Zhang: Anton writes, “last week Laynhapuy Homeland School chartered four planes to take students and their friends/family to attend their graduation ceremony. The graduation was held at Garrthalala homeland, a regular destination for MAF, where we often fly students to attend learning camps. Garrthalala […]

Read more

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read more

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read more

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read more

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read more

Dedication of New MAF Aircraft Maintenance Facility

MAF’s new Mareeba hangar in Queensland, Australia, was officially opened on 24th June 2022 The purpose-built facility is the base for MAF International’s aircraft maintenance operations in the Asia Pacific region. Aircraft from MAF programs in Arnhem Land, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste are all serviced through the Mareeba workshops. Members of the Mareeba […]

Read more

MAF’s First Flight in Guinea as New Program is Launched

First passengers have been praying for an air service in the country for over ten years. Words by Claire Gilderson, edited by Emily Davies On Saturday 23 April 2022, MAF conducted its premier operational flight in Guinea, West Africa, following many months of hard work to launch an air service in the country. Pilot Roy […]

Read more

New Shuttle Flights launched between Dili and Atauro Island – MAF in Timor-Leste

𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽: 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗹𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗿-𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲. Praise God for the opportunity to be involved in this initiative to help the local people of the area and to encourage new local business opportunities for one of Timor-Leste’s most poorly developed areas. Please pray that the shuttle […]

Read more

MAF Medevac: Dengue Fever Outbreak in Timor-Leste

On Thursday, February 17th, 2022, MAF Timor-Leste medically evacuated a two-year-old dengue fever patient from Atauro Island to Dili. The flight was piloted by Pilot Jan Klassen and Marcus Grey. From January to March 2022, MAF Timor-Leste has medical evacuated 7 dengue fever patients.

Read more

MAF flying doctors to remote areas of PNG

MAF Australia’s Jeroen and Diana Zwijnenburg have been serving in Papua New Guinea since August 2021. Jeroen serves as MAF’s Projects & Finance Manager while Diana is seconded from MAF to work as a doctor at the Kompiam hospital.

Read more

‘I took the road to Foya and it took 20 hours!’ – with MAF Liberia, it takes an hour.

Nurse Amy Beyer has been working in Liberia since 2014. With less than 7% of the roads paved outside of Monrovia (source: USAID), and a monsoon season which lasts six months of the year, attempting a road trip in the hardiest of 4x4s is not for the faint-hearted. Amy tells MAF pilot, Steven Biggs, why […]

Read more

Uganda to Guinea Ferry Flight

On Wednesday 26th January MAF’s Guinea-bound aircraft, N2114G, began a five-day journey from Uganda to Guinea. The aircraft has had a number of adjustments and is now ready for service. Pilot Roy Rissanen – who used to fly the same aircraft in Mongolia – accompanied by Guinea Programme Developer Emil Kundig, left Kajjansi and flew […]

Read more

MAF Technologies in Papua New Guinea – Reliable Solar Power

Reliable Power Plays a Huge role In Papua New Guinea, MAF Technologies (CRMF) bridges the gap for our remote communities to receive the help and services that they deserve despite their remoteness and lack of access to government and central services. The EBC Health Services at Waramanz in the Jimi District (Jiwaka Province) was in […]

Read more

Flying for Life Around the World: October 2021 Update

South Sudan Focus on Partnership: Tearfund in South Sudan. ‘Recently, I flew 1178kgs of vegetable seeds to Pieri for Tearfund,’ shares Pilot Wim. ‘The seeds included eggplant, amaranthus, okra, and collard greens. Four different types. I spoke to the TearFund team on the ground and they told me they are going to plant then in […]

Read more

Opening of the Mibu Airstrip, Papua New Guinea

The 14th of October was a day of joy as the Mibu airstrip in the Madang province was reopened after many years of hard work. Pilot Brad Venter did three test landings, and the airstrip is now opened to serve the community and the missionaries in the remote area of Finnisterre mountains. This is the […]

Read more

MAF in Papua New Guinea: A Week of Medevacs

The need for lifesaving flights is greater during some weeks than others. This particular week five people from different rural villages were medevaced by our pilots Joseph Tua and Jan Ivar Andresen. Saving several weeks on rough bush tracks and rivers with only a few minutes in the air. The first medevac of the week […]

Read more

Who We Fly: Medair in South Sudan

Hi, my name is Jasmine. I am a paediatric emergency nurse by training originally from Brisbane. I worked at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane before coming to South Sudan. Here in South Sudan, I’m currently working for Medair, which is an organization that does relief aid. I’m working as a Health Manager on the […]

Read more

Reopened Airstrip Brings People Together

Singing people, dancing in their most festive clothing expressing their joy and appreciation was the scene that welcomed pilots Richie Axon and Paul Woodington as they brought in the first aircraft after 22 years of isolation into Yalum. The airstrip was closed due to civil unrest, but the need and longing for an open door […]

Read more

My First Medevac Flight

Story by Jasmine Puk, MAF Papua New Guinea  Jasmine Puk is working as a Flight Programmer at MAF Customer and Operations Centre at Mt Hagen. On a day to day basis, she’s dealing with all types of booking requests both internally and externally, attending to customers queries, receiving medevac requests, and then helps to coordinate […]

Read more

MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s ‘Covid-19 hotspot’. Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo is experiencing a surge of cases. In response, MAF has flown out medics, batches of the Sinovac vaccine and coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak… To date, Indonesia has recorded over 2.4 million coronavirus cases and 64,000 deaths (source: Reuters). […]

Read more

MAF in June 2021: Serving Together Around the World to Bring Help, Hope, and Healing Through Aviation.

Arnhem Land A recent flight story as told by Pilot Anton Zhang: Anton writes, “last week Laynhapuy Homeland School chartered four planes to take students and their friends/family to attend their graduation ceremony. The graduation was held at Garrthalala homeland, a regular destination for MAF, where we often fly students to attend learning camps. Garrthalala […]

Read more

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read more

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read more

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read more

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read more

Dedication of New MAF Aircraft Maintenance Facility

MAF’s new Mareeba hangar in Queensland, Australia, was officially opened on 24th June 2022 The purpose-built facility is the base for MAF International’s aircraft maintenance operations in the Asia Pacific region. Aircraft from MAF programs in Arnhem Land, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste are all serviced through the Mareeba workshops. Members of the Mareeba […]

Read more

MAF’s First Flight in Guinea as New Program is Launched

First passengers have been praying for an air service in the country for over ten years. Words by Claire Gilderson, edited by Emily Davies On Saturday 23 April 2022, MAF conducted its premier operational flight in Guinea, West Africa, following many months of hard work to launch an air service in the country. Pilot Roy […]

Read more

New Shuttle Flights launched between Dili and Atauro Island – MAF in Timor-Leste

𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽: 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗹𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗿-𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲. Praise God for the opportunity to be involved in this initiative to help the local people of the area and to encourage new local business opportunities for one of Timor-Leste’s most poorly developed areas. Please pray that the shuttle […]

Read more

MAF Medevac: Dengue Fever Outbreak in Timor-Leste

On Thursday, February 17th, 2022, MAF Timor-Leste medically evacuated a two-year-old dengue fever patient from Atauro Island to Dili. The flight was piloted by Pilot Jan Klassen and Marcus Grey. From January to March 2022, MAF Timor-Leste has medical evacuated 7 dengue fever patients.

Read more

MAF flying doctors to remote areas of PNG

MAF Australia’s Jeroen and Diana Zwijnenburg have been serving in Papua New Guinea since August 2021. Jeroen serves as MAF’s Projects & Finance Manager while Diana is seconded from MAF to work as a doctor at the Kompiam hospital.

Read more

‘I took the road to Foya and it took 20 hours!’ – with MAF Liberia, it takes an hour.

Nurse Amy Beyer has been working in Liberia since 2014. With less than 7% of the roads paved outside of Monrovia (source: USAID), and a monsoon season which lasts six months of the year, attempting a road trip in the hardiest of 4x4s is not for the faint-hearted. Amy tells MAF pilot, Steven Biggs, why […]

Read more

Uganda to Guinea Ferry Flight

On Wednesday 26th January MAF’s Guinea-bound aircraft, N2114G, began a five-day journey from Uganda to Guinea. The aircraft has had a number of adjustments and is now ready for service. Pilot Roy Rissanen – who used to fly the same aircraft in Mongolia – accompanied by Guinea Programme Developer Emil Kundig, left Kajjansi and flew […]

Read more

MAF Technologies in Papua New Guinea – Reliable Solar Power

Reliable Power Plays a Huge role In Papua New Guinea, MAF Technologies (CRMF) bridges the gap for our remote communities to receive the help and services that they deserve despite their remoteness and lack of access to government and central services. The EBC Health Services at Waramanz in the Jimi District (Jiwaka Province) was in […]

Read more

Flying for Life Around the World: October 2021 Update

South Sudan Focus on Partnership: Tearfund in South Sudan. ‘Recently, I flew 1178kgs of vegetable seeds to Pieri for Tearfund,’ shares Pilot Wim. ‘The seeds included eggplant, amaranthus, okra, and collard greens. Four different types. I spoke to the TearFund team on the ground and they told me they are going to plant then in […]

Read more

Opening of the Mibu Airstrip, Papua New Guinea

The 14th of October was a day of joy as the Mibu airstrip in the Madang province was reopened after many years of hard work. Pilot Brad Venter did three test landings, and the airstrip is now opened to serve the community and the missionaries in the remote area of Finnisterre mountains. This is the […]

Read more

MAF in Papua New Guinea: A Week of Medevacs

The need for lifesaving flights is greater during some weeks than others. This particular week five people from different rural villages were medevaced by our pilots Joseph Tua and Jan Ivar Andresen. Saving several weeks on rough bush tracks and rivers with only a few minutes in the air. The first medevac of the week […]

Read more

Who We Fly: Medair in South Sudan

Hi, my name is Jasmine. I am a paediatric emergency nurse by training originally from Brisbane. I worked at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane before coming to South Sudan. Here in South Sudan, I’m currently working for Medair, which is an organization that does relief aid. I’m working as a Health Manager on the […]

Read more

Reopened Airstrip Brings People Together

Singing people, dancing in their most festive clothing expressing their joy and appreciation was the scene that welcomed pilots Richie Axon and Paul Woodington as they brought in the first aircraft after 22 years of isolation into Yalum. The airstrip was closed due to civil unrest, but the need and longing for an open door […]

Read more

My First Medevac Flight

Story by Jasmine Puk, MAF Papua New Guinea  Jasmine Puk is working as a Flight Programmer at MAF Customer and Operations Centre at Mt Hagen. On a day to day basis, she’s dealing with all types of booking requests both internally and externally, attending to customers queries, receiving medevac requests, and then helps to coordinate […]

Read more

MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s ‘Covid-19 hotspot’. Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo is experiencing a surge of cases. In response, MAF has flown out medics, batches of the Sinovac vaccine and coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak… To date, Indonesia has recorded over 2.4 million coronavirus cases and 64,000 deaths (source: Reuters). […]

Read more

MAF in June 2021: Serving Together Around the World to Bring Help, Hope, and Healing Through Aviation.

Arnhem Land A recent flight story as told by Pilot Anton Zhang: Anton writes, “last week Laynhapuy Homeland School chartered four planes to take students and their friends/family to attend their graduation ceremony. The graduation was held at Garrthalala homeland, a regular destination for MAF, where we often fly students to attend learning camps. Garrthalala […]

Read more

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read more

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read more

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read more

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read more

Dedication of New MAF Aircraft Maintenance Facility

MAF’s new Mareeba hangar in Queensland, Australia, was officially opened on 24th June 2022 The purpose-built facility is the base for MAF International’s aircraft maintenance operations in the Asia Pacific region. Aircraft from MAF programs in Arnhem Land, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste are all serviced through the Mareeba workshops. Members of the Mareeba […]

Read more

MAF’s First Flight in Guinea as New Program is Launched

First passengers have been praying for an air service in the country for over ten years. Words by Claire Gilderson, edited by Emily Davies On Saturday 23 April 2022, MAF conducted its premier operational flight in Guinea, West Africa, following many months of hard work to launch an air service in the country. Pilot Roy […]

Read more

New Shuttle Flights launched between Dili and Atauro Island – MAF in Timor-Leste

𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽: 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗹𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗿-𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲. Praise God for the opportunity to be involved in this initiative to help the local people of the area and to encourage new local business opportunities for one of Timor-Leste’s most poorly developed areas. Please pray that the shuttle […]

Read more

MAF Medevac: Dengue Fever Outbreak in Timor-Leste

On Thursday, February 17th, 2022, MAF Timor-Leste medically evacuated a two-year-old dengue fever patient from Atauro Island to Dili. The flight was piloted by Pilot Jan Klassen and Marcus Grey. From January to March 2022, MAF Timor-Leste has medical evacuated 7 dengue fever patients.

Read more

MAF flying doctors to remote areas of PNG

MAF Australia’s Jeroen and Diana Zwijnenburg have been serving in Papua New Guinea since August 2021. Jeroen serves as MAF’s Projects & Finance Manager while Diana is seconded from MAF to work as a doctor at the Kompiam hospital.

Read more

‘I took the road to Foya and it took 20 hours!’ – with MAF Liberia, it takes an hour.

Nurse Amy Beyer has been working in Liberia since 2014. With less than 7% of the roads paved outside of Monrovia (source: USAID), and a monsoon season which lasts six months of the year, attempting a road trip in the hardiest of 4x4s is not for the faint-hearted. Amy tells MAF pilot, Steven Biggs, why […]

Read more

Uganda to Guinea Ferry Flight

On Wednesday 26th January MAF’s Guinea-bound aircraft, N2114G, began a five-day journey from Uganda to Guinea. The aircraft has had a number of adjustments and is now ready for service. Pilot Roy Rissanen – who used to fly the same aircraft in Mongolia – accompanied by Guinea Programme Developer Emil Kundig, left Kajjansi and flew […]

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MAF Technologies in Papua New Guinea – Reliable Solar Power

Reliable Power Plays a Huge role In Papua New Guinea, MAF Technologies (CRMF) bridges the gap for our remote communities to receive the help and services that they deserve despite their remoteness and lack of access to government and central services. The EBC Health Services at Waramanz in the Jimi District (Jiwaka Province) was in […]

Read more

Flying for Life Around the World: October 2021 Update

South Sudan Focus on Partnership: Tearfund in South Sudan. ‘Recently, I flew 1178kgs of vegetable seeds to Pieri for Tearfund,’ shares Pilot Wim. ‘The seeds included eggplant, amaranthus, okra, and collard greens. Four different types. I spoke to the TearFund team on the ground and they told me they are going to plant then in […]

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Opening of the Mibu Airstrip, Papua New Guinea

The 14th of October was a day of joy as the Mibu airstrip in the Madang province was reopened after many years of hard work. Pilot Brad Venter did three test landings, and the airstrip is now opened to serve the community and the missionaries in the remote area of Finnisterre mountains. This is the […]

Read more

MAF in Papua New Guinea: A Week of Medevacs

The need for lifesaving flights is greater during some weeks than others. This particular week five people from different rural villages were medevaced by our pilots Joseph Tua and Jan Ivar Andresen. Saving several weeks on rough bush tracks and rivers with only a few minutes in the air. The first medevac of the week […]

Read more

Who We Fly: Medair in South Sudan

Hi, my name is Jasmine. I am a paediatric emergency nurse by training originally from Brisbane. I worked at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane before coming to South Sudan. Here in South Sudan, I’m currently working for Medair, which is an organization that does relief aid. I’m working as a Health Manager on the […]

Read more

Reopened Airstrip Brings People Together

Singing people, dancing in their most festive clothing expressing their joy and appreciation was the scene that welcomed pilots Richie Axon and Paul Woodington as they brought in the first aircraft after 22 years of isolation into Yalum. The airstrip was closed due to civil unrest, but the need and longing for an open door […]

Read more

My First Medevac Flight

Story by Jasmine Puk, MAF Papua New Guinea  Jasmine Puk is working as a Flight Programmer at MAF Customer and Operations Centre at Mt Hagen. On a day to day basis, she’s dealing with all types of booking requests both internally and externally, attending to customers queries, receiving medevac requests, and then helps to coordinate […]

Read more

MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s ‘Covid-19 hotspot’. Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo is experiencing a surge of cases. In response, MAF has flown out medics, batches of the Sinovac vaccine and coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak… To date, Indonesia has recorded over 2.4 million coronavirus cases and 64,000 deaths (source: Reuters). […]

Read more

MAF in June 2021: Serving Together Around the World to Bring Help, Hope, and Healing Through Aviation.

Arnhem Land A recent flight story as told by Pilot Anton Zhang: Anton writes, “last week Laynhapuy Homeland School chartered four planes to take students and their friends/family to attend their graduation ceremony. The graduation was held at Garrthalala homeland, a regular destination for MAF, where we often fly students to attend learning camps. Garrthalala […]

Read more

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

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MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read more

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read more

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

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Dedication of New MAF Aircraft Maintenance Facility

MAF’s new Mareeba hangar in Queensland, Australia, was officially opened on 24th June 2022 The purpose-built facility is the base for MAF International’s aircraft maintenance operations in the Asia Pacific region. Aircraft from MAF programs in Arnhem Land, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste are all serviced through the Mareeba workshops. Members of the Mareeba […]

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MAF’s First Flight in Guinea as New Program is Launched

First passengers have been praying for an air service in the country for over ten years. Words by Claire Gilderson, edited by Emily Davies On Saturday 23 April 2022, MAF conducted its premier operational flight in Guinea, West Africa, following many months of hard work to launch an air service in the country. Pilot Roy […]

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New Shuttle Flights launched between Dili and Atauro Island – MAF in Timor-Leste

𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽: 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗹𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗿-𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲. Praise God for the opportunity to be involved in this initiative to help the local people of the area and to encourage new local business opportunities for one of Timor-Leste’s most poorly developed areas. Please pray that the shuttle […]

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MAF Medevac: Dengue Fever Outbreak in Timor-Leste

On Thursday, February 17th, 2022, MAF Timor-Leste medically evacuated a two-year-old dengue fever patient from Atauro Island to Dili. The flight was piloted by Pilot Jan Klassen and Marcus Grey. From January to March 2022, MAF Timor-Leste has medical evacuated 7 dengue fever patients.

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MAF flying doctors to remote areas of PNG

MAF Australia’s Jeroen and Diana Zwijnenburg have been serving in Papua New Guinea since August 2021. Jeroen serves as MAF’s Projects & Finance Manager while Diana is seconded from MAF to work as a doctor at the Kompiam hospital.

Read more

‘I took the road to Foya and it took 20 hours!’ – with MAF Liberia, it takes an hour.

Nurse Amy Beyer has been working in Liberia since 2014. With less than 7% of the roads paved outside of Monrovia (source: USAID), and a monsoon season which lasts six months of the year, attempting a road trip in the hardiest of 4x4s is not for the faint-hearted. Amy tells MAF pilot, Steven Biggs, why […]

Read more

Uganda to Guinea Ferry Flight

On Wednesday 26th January MAF’s Guinea-bound aircraft, N2114G, began a five-day journey from Uganda to Guinea. The aircraft has had a number of adjustments and is now ready for service. Pilot Roy Rissanen – who used to fly the same aircraft in Mongolia – accompanied by Guinea Programme Developer Emil Kundig, left Kajjansi and flew […]

Read more

MAF Technologies in Papua New Guinea – Reliable Solar Power

Reliable Power Plays a Huge role In Papua New Guinea, MAF Technologies (CRMF) bridges the gap for our remote communities to receive the help and services that they deserve despite their remoteness and lack of access to government and central services. The EBC Health Services at Waramanz in the Jimi District (Jiwaka Province) was in […]

Read more

Flying for Life Around the World: October 2021 Update

South Sudan Focus on Partnership: Tearfund in South Sudan. ‘Recently, I flew 1178kgs of vegetable seeds to Pieri for Tearfund,’ shares Pilot Wim. ‘The seeds included eggplant, amaranthus, okra, and collard greens. Four different types. I spoke to the TearFund team on the ground and they told me they are going to plant then in […]

Read more

Opening of the Mibu Airstrip, Papua New Guinea

The 14th of October was a day of joy as the Mibu airstrip in the Madang province was reopened after many years of hard work. Pilot Brad Venter did three test landings, and the airstrip is now opened to serve the community and the missionaries in the remote area of Finnisterre mountains. This is the […]

Read more

MAF in Papua New Guinea: A Week of Medevacs

The need for lifesaving flights is greater during some weeks than others. This particular week five people from different rural villages were medevaced by our pilots Joseph Tua and Jan Ivar Andresen. Saving several weeks on rough bush tracks and rivers with only a few minutes in the air. The first medevac of the week […]

Read more

Who We Fly: Medair in South Sudan

Hi, my name is Jasmine. I am a paediatric emergency nurse by training originally from Brisbane. I worked at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane before coming to South Sudan. Here in South Sudan, I’m currently working for Medair, which is an organization that does relief aid. I’m working as a Health Manager on the […]

Read more

Reopened Airstrip Brings People Together

Singing people, dancing in their most festive clothing expressing their joy and appreciation was the scene that welcomed pilots Richie Axon and Paul Woodington as they brought in the first aircraft after 22 years of isolation into Yalum. The airstrip was closed due to civil unrest, but the need and longing for an open door […]

Read more

My First Medevac Flight

Story by Jasmine Puk, MAF Papua New Guinea  Jasmine Puk is working as a Flight Programmer at MAF Customer and Operations Centre at Mt Hagen. On a day to day basis, she’s dealing with all types of booking requests both internally and externally, attending to customers queries, receiving medevac requests, and then helps to coordinate […]

Read more

MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s ‘Covid-19 hotspot’. Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo is experiencing a surge of cases. In response, MAF has flown out medics, batches of the Sinovac vaccine and coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak… To date, Indonesia has recorded over 2.4 million coronavirus cases and 64,000 deaths (source: Reuters). […]

Read more

MAF in June 2021: Serving Together Around the World to Bring Help, Hope, and Healing Through Aviation.

Arnhem Land A recent flight story as told by Pilot Anton Zhang: Anton writes, “last week Laynhapuy Homeland School chartered four planes to take students and their friends/family to attend their graduation ceremony. The graduation was held at Garrthalala homeland, a regular destination for MAF, where we often fly students to attend learning camps. Garrthalala […]

Read more

Delivering the Book of Ruth in Timor-Leste

On Wednesday Morning July 27, around 8:00 O’clock, Mission Aviation Fellowship flew a team from KuLIT and Wycliffe Timor-Leste to deliver the Bible book of Ruth in the Mambae translation to the Christian community in Same, Manufahi municipality. The flight was piloted by Captain Nick Hitchins with the aircraft VH-MAF. Carlos Marcal, a pastor of […]

Read more

MAF responds to 7.6M earthquake in Eastern Highland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

On Sunday 11th September at 09:46, a 7.6-magniture earthquake occurred 67km east of Kainantu in Eastern Highlands province. The regional power grid, internet cables and the regional highway have been damaged and, so far, four deaths have been confirmed. According to the Pacific Disaster Centre [PDC], 3.09million people are estimated to have been exposed to […]

Read more

Saving a Young Boy’s Life – MAF in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, it’s normal for kids to walk around with a knife. Knives are just a practical tool for cutting fruits and veggies, firewood, and grass. But if someone stumbles and falls, it can end disastrously. Like recently at Mougulu – the knife punctured the boy’s abdomen right through to the back and […]

Read more

Medevac in Papua New Guinea

Story: Pascal Muhlematter Photos: Pascal Muhlematter, Mathias Glass Mid-morning, MAF was radioed to pick up a patient with internal pain at Mount Tawa to be medevaced to the hospital in Mt. Hagen. Although he had a different program for the day doing training flights with another pilot, MAF Pilot Mathias Glass was assigned the medevac […]

Read more

Dedication of New MAF Aircraft Maintenance Facility

MAF’s new Mareeba hangar in Queensland, Australia, was officially opened on 24th June 2022 The purpose-built facility is the base for MAF International’s aircraft maintenance operations in the Asia Pacific region. Aircraft from MAF programs in Arnhem Land, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste are all serviced through the Mareeba workshops. Members of the Mareeba […]

Read more

MAF’s First Flight in Guinea as New Program is Launched

First passengers have been praying for an air service in the country for over ten years. Words by Claire Gilderson, edited by Emily Davies On Saturday 23 April 2022, MAF conducted its premier operational flight in Guinea, West Africa, following many months of hard work to launch an air service in the country. Pilot Roy […]

Read more

New Shuttle Flights launched between Dili and Atauro Island – MAF in Timor-Leste

𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽: 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗹𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗿-𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲. Praise God for the opportunity to be involved in this initiative to help the local people of the area and to encourage new local business opportunities for one of Timor-Leste’s most poorly developed areas. Please pray that the shuttle […]

Read more

MAF Medevac: Dengue Fever Outbreak in Timor-Leste

On Thursday, February 17th, 2022, MAF Timor-Leste medically evacuated a two-year-old dengue fever patient from Atauro Island to Dili. The flight was piloted by Pilot Jan Klassen and Marcus Grey. From January to March 2022, MAF Timor-Leste has medical evacuated 7 dengue fever patients.

Read more

MAF flying doctors to remote areas of PNG

MAF Australia’s Jeroen and Diana Zwijnenburg have been serving in Papua New Guinea since August 2021. Jeroen serves as MAF’s Projects & Finance Manager while Diana is seconded from MAF to work as a doctor at the Kompiam hospital.

Read more

‘I took the road to Foya and it took 20 hours!’ – with MAF Liberia, it takes an hour.

Nurse Amy Beyer has been working in Liberia since 2014. With less than 7% of the roads paved outside of Monrovia (source: USAID), and a monsoon season which lasts six months of the year, attempting a road trip in the hardiest of 4x4s is not for the faint-hearted. Amy tells MAF pilot, Steven Biggs, why […]

Read more

Uganda to Guinea Ferry Flight

On Wednesday 26th January MAF’s Guinea-bound aircraft, N2114G, began a five-day journey from Uganda to Guinea. The aircraft has had a number of adjustments and is now ready for service. Pilot Roy Rissanen – who used to fly the same aircraft in Mongolia – accompanied by Guinea Programme Developer Emil Kundig, left Kajjansi and flew […]

Read more

MAF Technologies in Papua New Guinea – Reliable Solar Power

Reliable Power Plays a Huge role In Papua New Guinea, MAF Technologies (CRMF) bridges the gap for our remote communities to receive the help and services that they deserve despite their remoteness and lack of access to government and central services. The EBC Health Services at Waramanz in the Jimi District (Jiwaka Province) was in […]

Read more

Flying for Life Around the World: October 2021 Update

South Sudan Focus on Partnership: Tearfund in South Sudan. ‘Recently, I flew 1178kgs of vegetable seeds to Pieri for Tearfund,’ shares Pilot Wim. ‘The seeds included eggplant, amaranthus, okra, and collard greens. Four different types. I spoke to the TearFund team on the ground and they told me they are going to plant then in […]

Read more

Opening of the Mibu Airstrip, Papua New Guinea

The 14th of October was a day of joy as the Mibu airstrip in the Madang province was reopened after many years of hard work. Pilot Brad Venter did three test landings, and the airstrip is now opened to serve the community and the missionaries in the remote area of Finnisterre mountains. This is the […]

Read more

MAF in Papua New Guinea: A Week of Medevacs

The need for lifesaving flights is greater during some weeks than others. This particular week five people from different rural villages were medevaced by our pilots Joseph Tua and Jan Ivar Andresen. Saving several weeks on rough bush tracks and rivers with only a few minutes in the air. The first medevac of the week […]

Read more

Who We Fly: Medair in South Sudan

Hi, my name is Jasmine. I am a paediatric emergency nurse by training originally from Brisbane. I worked at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane before coming to South Sudan. Here in South Sudan, I’m currently working for Medair, which is an organization that does relief aid. I’m working as a Health Manager on the […]

Read more

Reopened Airstrip Brings People Together

Singing people, dancing in their most festive clothing expressing their joy and appreciation was the scene that welcomed pilots Richie Axon and Paul Woodington as they brought in the first aircraft after 22 years of isolation into Yalum. The airstrip was closed due to civil unrest, but the need and longing for an open door […]

Read more

My First Medevac Flight

Story by Jasmine Puk, MAF Papua New Guinea  Jasmine Puk is working as a Flight Programmer at MAF Customer and Operations Centre at Mt Hagen. On a day to day basis, she’s dealing with all types of booking requests both internally and externally, attending to customers queries, receiving medevac requests, and then helps to coordinate […]

Read more

MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s ‘Covid-19 hotspot’. Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo is experiencing a surge of cases. In response, MAF has flown out medics, batches of the Sinovac vaccine and coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak… To date, Indonesia has recorded over 2.4 million coronavirus cases and 64,000 deaths (source: Reuters). […]

Read more

MAF in June 2021: Serving Together Around the World to Bring Help, Hope, and Healing Through Aviation.

Arnhem Land A recent flight story as told by Pilot Anton Zhang: Anton writes, “last week Laynhapuy Homeland School chartered four planes to take students and their friends/family to attend their graduation ceremony. The graduation was held at Garrthalala homeland, a regular destination for MAF, where we often fly students to attend learning camps. Garrthalala […]

Read more

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CURRENT APPEAL: Reaching Arnhem Land with rescue
Join us for this year’s Fuel for Father’s Day!
MAF program launches in Guinea, West Africa
Medevacs for Dengue patients in Timor-Leste

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