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All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

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What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

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Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

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All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read More

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read More

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read More

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read More

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read More

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read More

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read More

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read More

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read More

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read More

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read More

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read More

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read More

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read more

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read more

Refugee Response

MAF is working with Samaritan’s Purse to help refugees in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Francis Houghton, Regional Director with Samaritan’s Purse says, “Every time I come here from North America, which is at least four times a year, I fly with MAF wherever I am. Samaritan’s Purse goes to places where others don’t like to go. We try to access the areas that are difficult to reach. Quite often they’re only reachable by air and MAF is there to take us. It’s because of that transport and service that beneficiaries are getting what they need.”

Read more

Restoration of the Forgotten

KeA and Birgitta Arnlund are devoted to missionary work, and have been actively involved with MAF for many years. For the past nine years they have been investing their talents in helping the Turkana people of Lokichoggio in northern Kenya in an ever-expanding ministry of schools, evangelism, community development and food distribution.

Read more

A Year of God’s Grace – Axon Family in Papua New Guinea

Testimony of God’s Grace in the lives of the Axon Family in Papua New Guinea after a terrible accident last year

Read more

Bringing Healthy Smiles – Arnhem Land

It was not your usual dentist visit! Treatments from the Dental Therapist took place under the shade of a tree and children brushed their teeth under a nearby garden tap. MAF and Laynha Health are partnering together to bring health and education to the isolated communities of Arnhem Land.

Read more

In the Bag

More than one in twenty five babies born in Papua New Guinea don’t survive their first year. That statistic has deeply moved several of the MAF wives (many of whom are also mothers themselves) on the team based in the country. In response, they are making maternity packs to give to new mums. These presents are not always given in isolation to MAF’s main activity in the country; many are handed out to women whose pregnancy complications lead to a medical evacuation on an MAF flight.

Read more

Bridging a Gap in Disaster Preparedness

The German Red Cross and Red Crescent conducts a simulation on Hatiya Island using a new process called Forecast-based Financing that bridges a much-needed gap in disaster-preparedness.

Read more

Manuela’s Malaria Medevac

MAF is actively partnering with organisations worldwide to help stop the spread of Malaria by flying medicines and vaccines to vulnerable areas as well as transporting patients who are already inflicted with the disease. “One of our nurses needs a medevac! She has cerebral malaria.” MAF Deputy OPS Manager in South Sudan, Leon Primsloo, received the call Saturday at 2 pm. Read about what happened next.

Read more

Comfortable and Efficient: Malaria Treatment Distribution

Two health officers from the Sandaun Provincial Health service are transported by MAF to four of their health centres to distribute Malaria tablets. MAF are pleased to assist the PNG Health Department overcoming a distance of almost 700km in less than 4 hours flight time. How comfortable and efficient is that! That’s where MAF’s heartbeat is making an extra jump: to help others to accomplish their work and to see people in remote areas physically and spiritually uplifted – by medicine and kind words of encouragement.

Read more

Medair’s Fight to Stop Malaria

In 2016 Medair fought a massive upsurge in malaria cases at the Yusuf Batil Refugee Camp in South Sudan, putting into place measures that massively reduced the number of malaria cases in 2017. MAF continues to fly supplies to Medair in Maban, a three-hour flight from Juba. “We would like to thank MAF and our other partners for their support in bringing in the medical supplies needed for the significant outbreak last year,” Gerard of Medair says. “Our hope is that we won’t have this problem again.”

Read more

15,000 Chickens Transported by MAF Timor-Leste

During March 2018, the MAF Timor-Leste Programme only had one aircraft. VH-MQO faithfully flew around the country delivering sick and injured patients to Dili National Hospital for the Ministry of Health. The plane was used by significant government officials like Jose Ramos Horta, former Prime Minister and President of Timor-Leste and Dr Mari Alkatiri, current Prime Minister of the country. Then VH-MQO has transported staff from aid and development organisations around the nation for their work in health care and technology development. And it has carried fifteen thousand chickens to Oecusse.

Read more

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? Part 1

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? It’s the local communities! It is not an easy task to keep the little bush airstrips in operational condition to comply with the high MAF standards for safety. Keeping the grass cut all the time in a tropical climate, and having a good drainage system to prevent the airstrip from being soggy is very time-consuming. Imagine if your little airstrip doesn’t get a lot of traffic, but you are still having to cut the grass all the time by hand, just in case there’s a medevac or other need.

Read more

Press Release: Five new Cessna Caravans for MAF Papua New Guinea

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) International are pleased to announce the order of five Cessna Caravan 208 turboprops for its operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with the option for purchasing an additional two aircraft. This is the single largest aircraft investment by MAF International in its history. The five aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from Textron Aviation before the end of this year and are expected to be operational in PNG by mid-2019.

Read more

New Hangar Cover for Timor-Leste

When the roof of the hangar in Timor-Leste gets severely damaged by a storm, the staff at MAF Timor-Leste are comforted by the fact that a replacement is already ready and waiting, thanks to the generous support of MAF Australia donors. Here is the story of what happened.

Read more

A Story from Kenya

Describing himself as ‘a jack of all trades, master of none!’ Stan can usually be found working part time as a grader operator and mechanic on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. However in January, his situation was very different: he was on the other side of the world, in a remote area of northern Kenya, where he was able to make use of 5Y-PTL to assist him in meeting his ministry commitments.

Read more

Thank you Jonathan Lowe, Timor Leste

How do you celebrate nearly seven years of leadership and service to MAF and Timor-Leste? That was the question that faced the MAF Timor-Leste team as January 2018 approached and they prepared to farewell Jonathan Lowe and his family who have led the team in Timor-Leste for the past six and a half years.

Read more

Earthquake Response – Papua New Guinea (as of 15th March)

Following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea on February 26th and the many strong aftershocks, MAF PNG has been working hard to bring relief, supplies and medical assistance to those affected. Here is the latest information and some stories sourced from our team on the ground, as of 15th March 2018. 

Read more

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read more

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read more

Refugee Response

MAF is working with Samaritan’s Purse to help refugees in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Francis Houghton, Regional Director with Samaritan’s Purse says, “Every time I come here from North America, which is at least four times a year, I fly with MAF wherever I am. Samaritan’s Purse goes to places where others don’t like to go. We try to access the areas that are difficult to reach. Quite often they’re only reachable by air and MAF is there to take us. It’s because of that transport and service that beneficiaries are getting what they need.”

Read more

Restoration of the Forgotten

KeA and Birgitta Arnlund are devoted to missionary work, and have been actively involved with MAF for many years. For the past nine years they have been investing their talents in helping the Turkana people of Lokichoggio in northern Kenya in an ever-expanding ministry of schools, evangelism, community development and food distribution.

Read more

A Year of God’s Grace – Axon Family in Papua New Guinea

Testimony of God’s Grace in the lives of the Axon Family in Papua New Guinea after a terrible accident last year

Read more

Bringing Healthy Smiles – Arnhem Land

It was not your usual dentist visit! Treatments from the Dental Therapist took place under the shade of a tree and children brushed their teeth under a nearby garden tap. MAF and Laynha Health are partnering together to bring health and education to the isolated communities of Arnhem Land.

Read more

In the Bag

More than one in twenty five babies born in Papua New Guinea don’t survive their first year. That statistic has deeply moved several of the MAF wives (many of whom are also mothers themselves) on the team based in the country. In response, they are making maternity packs to give to new mums. These presents are not always given in isolation to MAF’s main activity in the country; many are handed out to women whose pregnancy complications lead to a medical evacuation on an MAF flight.

Read more

Bridging a Gap in Disaster Preparedness

The German Red Cross and Red Crescent conducts a simulation on Hatiya Island using a new process called Forecast-based Financing that bridges a much-needed gap in disaster-preparedness.

Read more

Manuela’s Malaria Medevac

MAF is actively partnering with organisations worldwide to help stop the spread of Malaria by flying medicines and vaccines to vulnerable areas as well as transporting patients who are already inflicted with the disease. “One of our nurses needs a medevac! She has cerebral malaria.” MAF Deputy OPS Manager in South Sudan, Leon Primsloo, received the call Saturday at 2 pm. Read about what happened next.

Read more

Comfortable and Efficient: Malaria Treatment Distribution

Two health officers from the Sandaun Provincial Health service are transported by MAF to four of their health centres to distribute Malaria tablets. MAF are pleased to assist the PNG Health Department overcoming a distance of almost 700km in less than 4 hours flight time. How comfortable and efficient is that! That’s where MAF’s heartbeat is making an extra jump: to help others to accomplish their work and to see people in remote areas physically and spiritually uplifted – by medicine and kind words of encouragement.

Read more

Medair’s Fight to Stop Malaria

In 2016 Medair fought a massive upsurge in malaria cases at the Yusuf Batil Refugee Camp in South Sudan, putting into place measures that massively reduced the number of malaria cases in 2017. MAF continues to fly supplies to Medair in Maban, a three-hour flight from Juba. “We would like to thank MAF and our other partners for their support in bringing in the medical supplies needed for the significant outbreak last year,” Gerard of Medair says. “Our hope is that we won’t have this problem again.”

Read more

15,000 Chickens Transported by MAF Timor-Leste

During March 2018, the MAF Timor-Leste Programme only had one aircraft. VH-MQO faithfully flew around the country delivering sick and injured patients to Dili National Hospital for the Ministry of Health. The plane was used by significant government officials like Jose Ramos Horta, former Prime Minister and President of Timor-Leste and Dr Mari Alkatiri, current Prime Minister of the country. Then VH-MQO has transported staff from aid and development organisations around the nation for their work in health care and technology development. And it has carried fifteen thousand chickens to Oecusse.

Read more

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? Part 1

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? It’s the local communities! It is not an easy task to keep the little bush airstrips in operational condition to comply with the high MAF standards for safety. Keeping the grass cut all the time in a tropical climate, and having a good drainage system to prevent the airstrip from being soggy is very time-consuming. Imagine if your little airstrip doesn’t get a lot of traffic, but you are still having to cut the grass all the time by hand, just in case there’s a medevac or other need.

Read more

Press Release: Five new Cessna Caravans for MAF Papua New Guinea

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) International are pleased to announce the order of five Cessna Caravan 208 turboprops for its operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with the option for purchasing an additional two aircraft. This is the single largest aircraft investment by MAF International in its history. The five aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from Textron Aviation before the end of this year and are expected to be operational in PNG by mid-2019.

Read more

New Hangar Cover for Timor-Leste

When the roof of the hangar in Timor-Leste gets severely damaged by a storm, the staff at MAF Timor-Leste are comforted by the fact that a replacement is already ready and waiting, thanks to the generous support of MAF Australia donors. Here is the story of what happened.

Read more

A Story from Kenya

Describing himself as ‘a jack of all trades, master of none!’ Stan can usually be found working part time as a grader operator and mechanic on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. However in January, his situation was very different: he was on the other side of the world, in a remote area of northern Kenya, where he was able to make use of 5Y-PTL to assist him in meeting his ministry commitments.

Read more

Thank you Jonathan Lowe, Timor Leste

How do you celebrate nearly seven years of leadership and service to MAF and Timor-Leste? That was the question that faced the MAF Timor-Leste team as January 2018 approached and they prepared to farewell Jonathan Lowe and his family who have led the team in Timor-Leste for the past six and a half years.

Read more

Earthquake Response – Papua New Guinea (as of 15th March)

Following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea on February 26th and the many strong aftershocks, MAF PNG has been working hard to bring relief, supplies and medical assistance to those affected. Here is the latest information and some stories sourced from our team on the ground, as of 15th March 2018. 

Read more

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read more

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read more

Refugee Response

MAF is working with Samaritan’s Purse to help refugees in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Francis Houghton, Regional Director with Samaritan’s Purse says, “Every time I come here from North America, which is at least four times a year, I fly with MAF wherever I am. Samaritan’s Purse goes to places where others don’t like to go. We try to access the areas that are difficult to reach. Quite often they’re only reachable by air and MAF is there to take us. It’s because of that transport and service that beneficiaries are getting what they need.”

Read more

Restoration of the Forgotten

KeA and Birgitta Arnlund are devoted to missionary work, and have been actively involved with MAF for many years. For the past nine years they have been investing their talents in helping the Turkana people of Lokichoggio in northern Kenya in an ever-expanding ministry of schools, evangelism, community development and food distribution.

Read more

A Year of God’s Grace – Axon Family in Papua New Guinea

Testimony of God’s Grace in the lives of the Axon Family in Papua New Guinea after a terrible accident last year

Read more

Bringing Healthy Smiles – Arnhem Land

It was not your usual dentist visit! Treatments from the Dental Therapist took place under the shade of a tree and children brushed their teeth under a nearby garden tap. MAF and Laynha Health are partnering together to bring health and education to the isolated communities of Arnhem Land.

Read more

In the Bag

More than one in twenty five babies born in Papua New Guinea don’t survive their first year. That statistic has deeply moved several of the MAF wives (many of whom are also mothers themselves) on the team based in the country. In response, they are making maternity packs to give to new mums. These presents are not always given in isolation to MAF’s main activity in the country; many are handed out to women whose pregnancy complications lead to a medical evacuation on an MAF flight.

Read more

Bridging a Gap in Disaster Preparedness

The German Red Cross and Red Crescent conducts a simulation on Hatiya Island using a new process called Forecast-based Financing that bridges a much-needed gap in disaster-preparedness.

Read more

Manuela’s Malaria Medevac

MAF is actively partnering with organisations worldwide to help stop the spread of Malaria by flying medicines and vaccines to vulnerable areas as well as transporting patients who are already inflicted with the disease. “One of our nurses needs a medevac! She has cerebral malaria.” MAF Deputy OPS Manager in South Sudan, Leon Primsloo, received the call Saturday at 2 pm. Read about what happened next.

Read more

Comfortable and Efficient: Malaria Treatment Distribution

Two health officers from the Sandaun Provincial Health service are transported by MAF to four of their health centres to distribute Malaria tablets. MAF are pleased to assist the PNG Health Department overcoming a distance of almost 700km in less than 4 hours flight time. How comfortable and efficient is that! That’s where MAF’s heartbeat is making an extra jump: to help others to accomplish their work and to see people in remote areas physically and spiritually uplifted – by medicine and kind words of encouragement.

Read more

Medair’s Fight to Stop Malaria

In 2016 Medair fought a massive upsurge in malaria cases at the Yusuf Batil Refugee Camp in South Sudan, putting into place measures that massively reduced the number of malaria cases in 2017. MAF continues to fly supplies to Medair in Maban, a three-hour flight from Juba. “We would like to thank MAF and our other partners for their support in bringing in the medical supplies needed for the significant outbreak last year,” Gerard of Medair says. “Our hope is that we won’t have this problem again.”

Read more

15,000 Chickens Transported by MAF Timor-Leste

During March 2018, the MAF Timor-Leste Programme only had one aircraft. VH-MQO faithfully flew around the country delivering sick and injured patients to Dili National Hospital for the Ministry of Health. The plane was used by significant government officials like Jose Ramos Horta, former Prime Minister and President of Timor-Leste and Dr Mari Alkatiri, current Prime Minister of the country. Then VH-MQO has transported staff from aid and development organisations around the nation for their work in health care and technology development. And it has carried fifteen thousand chickens to Oecusse.

Read more

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? Part 1

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? It’s the local communities! It is not an easy task to keep the little bush airstrips in operational condition to comply with the high MAF standards for safety. Keeping the grass cut all the time in a tropical climate, and having a good drainage system to prevent the airstrip from being soggy is very time-consuming. Imagine if your little airstrip doesn’t get a lot of traffic, but you are still having to cut the grass all the time by hand, just in case there’s a medevac or other need.

Read more

Press Release: Five new Cessna Caravans for MAF Papua New Guinea

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) International are pleased to announce the order of five Cessna Caravan 208 turboprops for its operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with the option for purchasing an additional two aircraft. This is the single largest aircraft investment by MAF International in its history. The five aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from Textron Aviation before the end of this year and are expected to be operational in PNG by mid-2019.

Read more

New Hangar Cover for Timor-Leste

When the roof of the hangar in Timor-Leste gets severely damaged by a storm, the staff at MAF Timor-Leste are comforted by the fact that a replacement is already ready and waiting, thanks to the generous support of MAF Australia donors. Here is the story of what happened.

Read more

A Story from Kenya

Describing himself as ‘a jack of all trades, master of none!’ Stan can usually be found working part time as a grader operator and mechanic on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. However in January, his situation was very different: he was on the other side of the world, in a remote area of northern Kenya, where he was able to make use of 5Y-PTL to assist him in meeting his ministry commitments.

Read more

Thank you Jonathan Lowe, Timor Leste

How do you celebrate nearly seven years of leadership and service to MAF and Timor-Leste? That was the question that faced the MAF Timor-Leste team as January 2018 approached and they prepared to farewell Jonathan Lowe and his family who have led the team in Timor-Leste for the past six and a half years.

Read more

Earthquake Response – Papua New Guinea (as of 15th March)

Following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea on February 26th and the many strong aftershocks, MAF PNG has been working hard to bring relief, supplies and medical assistance to those affected. Here is the latest information and some stories sourced from our team on the ground, as of 15th March 2018. 

Read more

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read more

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read more

Refugee Response

MAF is working with Samaritan’s Purse to help refugees in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Francis Houghton, Regional Director with Samaritan’s Purse says, “Every time I come here from North America, which is at least four times a year, I fly with MAF wherever I am. Samaritan’s Purse goes to places where others don’t like to go. We try to access the areas that are difficult to reach. Quite often they’re only reachable by air and MAF is there to take us. It’s because of that transport and service that beneficiaries are getting what they need.”

Read more

Restoration of the Forgotten

KeA and Birgitta Arnlund are devoted to missionary work, and have been actively involved with MAF for many years. For the past nine years they have been investing their talents in helping the Turkana people of Lokichoggio in northern Kenya in an ever-expanding ministry of schools, evangelism, community development and food distribution.

Read more

A Year of God’s Grace – Axon Family in Papua New Guinea

Testimony of God’s Grace in the lives of the Axon Family in Papua New Guinea after a terrible accident last year

Read more

Bringing Healthy Smiles – Arnhem Land

It was not your usual dentist visit! Treatments from the Dental Therapist took place under the shade of a tree and children brushed their teeth under a nearby garden tap. MAF and Laynha Health are partnering together to bring health and education to the isolated communities of Arnhem Land.

Read more

In the Bag

More than one in twenty five babies born in Papua New Guinea don’t survive their first year. That statistic has deeply moved several of the MAF wives (many of whom are also mothers themselves) on the team based in the country. In response, they are making maternity packs to give to new mums. These presents are not always given in isolation to MAF’s main activity in the country; many are handed out to women whose pregnancy complications lead to a medical evacuation on an MAF flight.

Read more

Bridging a Gap in Disaster Preparedness

The German Red Cross and Red Crescent conducts a simulation on Hatiya Island using a new process called Forecast-based Financing that bridges a much-needed gap in disaster-preparedness.

Read more

Manuela’s Malaria Medevac

MAF is actively partnering with organisations worldwide to help stop the spread of Malaria by flying medicines and vaccines to vulnerable areas as well as transporting patients who are already inflicted with the disease. “One of our nurses needs a medevac! She has cerebral malaria.” MAF Deputy OPS Manager in South Sudan, Leon Primsloo, received the call Saturday at 2 pm. Read about what happened next.

Read more

Comfortable and Efficient: Malaria Treatment Distribution

Two health officers from the Sandaun Provincial Health service are transported by MAF to four of their health centres to distribute Malaria tablets. MAF are pleased to assist the PNG Health Department overcoming a distance of almost 700km in less than 4 hours flight time. How comfortable and efficient is that! That’s where MAF’s heartbeat is making an extra jump: to help others to accomplish their work and to see people in remote areas physically and spiritually uplifted – by medicine and kind words of encouragement.

Read more

Medair’s Fight to Stop Malaria

In 2016 Medair fought a massive upsurge in malaria cases at the Yusuf Batil Refugee Camp in South Sudan, putting into place measures that massively reduced the number of malaria cases in 2017. MAF continues to fly supplies to Medair in Maban, a three-hour flight from Juba. “We would like to thank MAF and our other partners for their support in bringing in the medical supplies needed for the significant outbreak last year,” Gerard of Medair says. “Our hope is that we won’t have this problem again.”

Read more

15,000 Chickens Transported by MAF Timor-Leste

During March 2018, the MAF Timor-Leste Programme only had one aircraft. VH-MQO faithfully flew around the country delivering sick and injured patients to Dili National Hospital for the Ministry of Health. The plane was used by significant government officials like Jose Ramos Horta, former Prime Minister and President of Timor-Leste and Dr Mari Alkatiri, current Prime Minister of the country. Then VH-MQO has transported staff from aid and development organisations around the nation for their work in health care and technology development. And it has carried fifteen thousand chickens to Oecusse.

Read more

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? Part 1

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? It’s the local communities! It is not an easy task to keep the little bush airstrips in operational condition to comply with the high MAF standards for safety. Keeping the grass cut all the time in a tropical climate, and having a good drainage system to prevent the airstrip from being soggy is very time-consuming. Imagine if your little airstrip doesn’t get a lot of traffic, but you are still having to cut the grass all the time by hand, just in case there’s a medevac or other need.

Read more

Press Release: Five new Cessna Caravans for MAF Papua New Guinea

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) International are pleased to announce the order of five Cessna Caravan 208 turboprops for its operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with the option for purchasing an additional two aircraft. This is the single largest aircraft investment by MAF International in its history. The five aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from Textron Aviation before the end of this year and are expected to be operational in PNG by mid-2019.

Read more

New Hangar Cover for Timor-Leste

When the roof of the hangar in Timor-Leste gets severely damaged by a storm, the staff at MAF Timor-Leste are comforted by the fact that a replacement is already ready and waiting, thanks to the generous support of MAF Australia donors. Here is the story of what happened.

Read more

A Story from Kenya

Describing himself as ‘a jack of all trades, master of none!’ Stan can usually be found working part time as a grader operator and mechanic on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. However in January, his situation was very different: he was on the other side of the world, in a remote area of northern Kenya, where he was able to make use of 5Y-PTL to assist him in meeting his ministry commitments.

Read more

Thank you Jonathan Lowe, Timor Leste

How do you celebrate nearly seven years of leadership and service to MAF and Timor-Leste? That was the question that faced the MAF Timor-Leste team as January 2018 approached and they prepared to farewell Jonathan Lowe and his family who have led the team in Timor-Leste for the past six and a half years.

Read more

Earthquake Response – Papua New Guinea (as of 15th March)

Following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea on February 26th and the many strong aftershocks, MAF PNG has been working hard to bring relief, supplies and medical assistance to those affected. Here is the latest information and some stories sourced from our team on the ground, as of 15th March 2018. 

Read more

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read more

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read more

Refugee Response

MAF is working with Samaritan’s Purse to help refugees in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Francis Houghton, Regional Director with Samaritan’s Purse says, “Every time I come here from North America, which is at least four times a year, I fly with MAF wherever I am. Samaritan’s Purse goes to places where others don’t like to go. We try to access the areas that are difficult to reach. Quite often they’re only reachable by air and MAF is there to take us. It’s because of that transport and service that beneficiaries are getting what they need.”

Read more

Restoration of the Forgotten

KeA and Birgitta Arnlund are devoted to missionary work, and have been actively involved with MAF for many years. For the past nine years they have been investing their talents in helping the Turkana people of Lokichoggio in northern Kenya in an ever-expanding ministry of schools, evangelism, community development and food distribution.

Read more

A Year of God’s Grace – Axon Family in Papua New Guinea

Testimony of God’s Grace in the lives of the Axon Family in Papua New Guinea after a terrible accident last year

Read more

Bringing Healthy Smiles – Arnhem Land

It was not your usual dentist visit! Treatments from the Dental Therapist took place under the shade of a tree and children brushed their teeth under a nearby garden tap. MAF and Laynha Health are partnering together to bring health and education to the isolated communities of Arnhem Land.

Read more

In the Bag

More than one in twenty five babies born in Papua New Guinea don’t survive their first year. That statistic has deeply moved several of the MAF wives (many of whom are also mothers themselves) on the team based in the country. In response, they are making maternity packs to give to new mums. These presents are not always given in isolation to MAF’s main activity in the country; many are handed out to women whose pregnancy complications lead to a medical evacuation on an MAF flight.

Read more

Bridging a Gap in Disaster Preparedness

The German Red Cross and Red Crescent conducts a simulation on Hatiya Island using a new process called Forecast-based Financing that bridges a much-needed gap in disaster-preparedness.

Read more

Manuela’s Malaria Medevac

MAF is actively partnering with organisations worldwide to help stop the spread of Malaria by flying medicines and vaccines to vulnerable areas as well as transporting patients who are already inflicted with the disease. “One of our nurses needs a medevac! She has cerebral malaria.” MAF Deputy OPS Manager in South Sudan, Leon Primsloo, received the call Saturday at 2 pm. Read about what happened next.

Read more

Comfortable and Efficient: Malaria Treatment Distribution

Two health officers from the Sandaun Provincial Health service are transported by MAF to four of their health centres to distribute Malaria tablets. MAF are pleased to assist the PNG Health Department overcoming a distance of almost 700km in less than 4 hours flight time. How comfortable and efficient is that! That’s where MAF’s heartbeat is making an extra jump: to help others to accomplish their work and to see people in remote areas physically and spiritually uplifted – by medicine and kind words of encouragement.

Read more

Medair’s Fight to Stop Malaria

In 2016 Medair fought a massive upsurge in malaria cases at the Yusuf Batil Refugee Camp in South Sudan, putting into place measures that massively reduced the number of malaria cases in 2017. MAF continues to fly supplies to Medair in Maban, a three-hour flight from Juba. “We would like to thank MAF and our other partners for their support in bringing in the medical supplies needed for the significant outbreak last year,” Gerard of Medair says. “Our hope is that we won’t have this problem again.”

Read more

15,000 Chickens Transported by MAF Timor-Leste

During March 2018, the MAF Timor-Leste Programme only had one aircraft. VH-MQO faithfully flew around the country delivering sick and injured patients to Dili National Hospital for the Ministry of Health. The plane was used by significant government officials like Jose Ramos Horta, former Prime Minister and President of Timor-Leste and Dr Mari Alkatiri, current Prime Minister of the country. Then VH-MQO has transported staff from aid and development organisations around the nation for their work in health care and technology development. And it has carried fifteen thousand chickens to Oecusse.

Read more

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? Part 1

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? It’s the local communities! It is not an easy task to keep the little bush airstrips in operational condition to comply with the high MAF standards for safety. Keeping the grass cut all the time in a tropical climate, and having a good drainage system to prevent the airstrip from being soggy is very time-consuming. Imagine if your little airstrip doesn’t get a lot of traffic, but you are still having to cut the grass all the time by hand, just in case there’s a medevac or other need.

Read more

Press Release: Five new Cessna Caravans for MAF Papua New Guinea

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) International are pleased to announce the order of five Cessna Caravan 208 turboprops for its operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with the option for purchasing an additional two aircraft. This is the single largest aircraft investment by MAF International in its history. The five aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from Textron Aviation before the end of this year and are expected to be operational in PNG by mid-2019.

Read more

New Hangar Cover for Timor-Leste

When the roof of the hangar in Timor-Leste gets severely damaged by a storm, the staff at MAF Timor-Leste are comforted by the fact that a replacement is already ready and waiting, thanks to the generous support of MAF Australia donors. Here is the story of what happened.

Read more

A Story from Kenya

Describing himself as ‘a jack of all trades, master of none!’ Stan can usually be found working part time as a grader operator and mechanic on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. However in January, his situation was very different: he was on the other side of the world, in a remote area of northern Kenya, where he was able to make use of 5Y-PTL to assist him in meeting his ministry commitments.

Read more

Thank you Jonathan Lowe, Timor Leste

How do you celebrate nearly seven years of leadership and service to MAF and Timor-Leste? That was the question that faced the MAF Timor-Leste team as January 2018 approached and they prepared to farewell Jonathan Lowe and his family who have led the team in Timor-Leste for the past six and a half years.

Read more

Earthquake Response – Papua New Guinea (as of 15th March)

Following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea on February 26th and the many strong aftershocks, MAF PNG has been working hard to bring relief, supplies and medical assistance to those affected. Here is the latest information and some stories sourced from our team on the ground, as of 15th March 2018. 

Read more

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read more

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read more

Refugee Response

MAF is working with Samaritan’s Purse to help refugees in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Francis Houghton, Regional Director with Samaritan’s Purse says, “Every time I come here from North America, which is at least four times a year, I fly with MAF wherever I am. Samaritan’s Purse goes to places where others don’t like to go. We try to access the areas that are difficult to reach. Quite often they’re only reachable by air and MAF is there to take us. It’s because of that transport and service that beneficiaries are getting what they need.”

Read more

Restoration of the Forgotten

KeA and Birgitta Arnlund are devoted to missionary work, and have been actively involved with MAF for many years. For the past nine years they have been investing their talents in helping the Turkana people of Lokichoggio in northern Kenya in an ever-expanding ministry of schools, evangelism, community development and food distribution.

Read more

A Year of God’s Grace – Axon Family in Papua New Guinea

Testimony of God’s Grace in the lives of the Axon Family in Papua New Guinea after a terrible accident last year

Read more

Bringing Healthy Smiles – Arnhem Land

It was not your usual dentist visit! Treatments from the Dental Therapist took place under the shade of a tree and children brushed their teeth under a nearby garden tap. MAF and Laynha Health are partnering together to bring health and education to the isolated communities of Arnhem Land.

Read more

In the Bag

More than one in twenty five babies born in Papua New Guinea don’t survive their first year. That statistic has deeply moved several of the MAF wives (many of whom are also mothers themselves) on the team based in the country. In response, they are making maternity packs to give to new mums. These presents are not always given in isolation to MAF’s main activity in the country; many are handed out to women whose pregnancy complications lead to a medical evacuation on an MAF flight.

Read more

Bridging a Gap in Disaster Preparedness

The German Red Cross and Red Crescent conducts a simulation on Hatiya Island using a new process called Forecast-based Financing that bridges a much-needed gap in disaster-preparedness.

Read more

Manuela’s Malaria Medevac

MAF is actively partnering with organisations worldwide to help stop the spread of Malaria by flying medicines and vaccines to vulnerable areas as well as transporting patients who are already inflicted with the disease. “One of our nurses needs a medevac! She has cerebral malaria.” MAF Deputy OPS Manager in South Sudan, Leon Primsloo, received the call Saturday at 2 pm. Read about what happened next.

Read more

Comfortable and Efficient: Malaria Treatment Distribution

Two health officers from the Sandaun Provincial Health service are transported by MAF to four of their health centres to distribute Malaria tablets. MAF are pleased to assist the PNG Health Department overcoming a distance of almost 700km in less than 4 hours flight time. How comfortable and efficient is that! That’s where MAF’s heartbeat is making an extra jump: to help others to accomplish their work and to see people in remote areas physically and spiritually uplifted – by medicine and kind words of encouragement.

Read more

Medair’s Fight to Stop Malaria

In 2016 Medair fought a massive upsurge in malaria cases at the Yusuf Batil Refugee Camp in South Sudan, putting into place measures that massively reduced the number of malaria cases in 2017. MAF continues to fly supplies to Medair in Maban, a three-hour flight from Juba. “We would like to thank MAF and our other partners for their support in bringing in the medical supplies needed for the significant outbreak last year,” Gerard of Medair says. “Our hope is that we won’t have this problem again.”

Read more

15,000 Chickens Transported by MAF Timor-Leste

During March 2018, the MAF Timor-Leste Programme only had one aircraft. VH-MQO faithfully flew around the country delivering sick and injured patients to Dili National Hospital for the Ministry of Health. The plane was used by significant government officials like Jose Ramos Horta, former Prime Minister and President of Timor-Leste and Dr Mari Alkatiri, current Prime Minister of the country. Then VH-MQO has transported staff from aid and development organisations around the nation for their work in health care and technology development. And it has carried fifteen thousand chickens to Oecusse.

Read more

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? Part 1

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? It’s the local communities! It is not an easy task to keep the little bush airstrips in operational condition to comply with the high MAF standards for safety. Keeping the grass cut all the time in a tropical climate, and having a good drainage system to prevent the airstrip from being soggy is very time-consuming. Imagine if your little airstrip doesn’t get a lot of traffic, but you are still having to cut the grass all the time by hand, just in case there’s a medevac or other need.

Read more

Press Release: Five new Cessna Caravans for MAF Papua New Guinea

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) International are pleased to announce the order of five Cessna Caravan 208 turboprops for its operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with the option for purchasing an additional two aircraft. This is the single largest aircraft investment by MAF International in its history. The five aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from Textron Aviation before the end of this year and are expected to be operational in PNG by mid-2019.

Read more

New Hangar Cover for Timor-Leste

When the roof of the hangar in Timor-Leste gets severely damaged by a storm, the staff at MAF Timor-Leste are comforted by the fact that a replacement is already ready and waiting, thanks to the generous support of MAF Australia donors. Here is the story of what happened.

Read more

A Story from Kenya

Describing himself as ‘a jack of all trades, master of none!’ Stan can usually be found working part time as a grader operator and mechanic on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. However in January, his situation was very different: he was on the other side of the world, in a remote area of northern Kenya, where he was able to make use of 5Y-PTL to assist him in meeting his ministry commitments.

Read more

Thank you Jonathan Lowe, Timor Leste

How do you celebrate nearly seven years of leadership and service to MAF and Timor-Leste? That was the question that faced the MAF Timor-Leste team as January 2018 approached and they prepared to farewell Jonathan Lowe and his family who have led the team in Timor-Leste for the past six and a half years.

Read more

Earthquake Response – Papua New Guinea (as of 15th March)

Following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea on February 26th and the many strong aftershocks, MAF PNG has been working hard to bring relief, supplies and medical assistance to those affected. Here is the latest information and some stories sourced from our team on the ground, as of 15th March 2018. 

Read more

All in a Day’s Flying!

All in a day’s flying! 9 hours, 13 landings in-between and a total of 270 minutes in the air transporting people and goods around Papua New Guinea. This is MAF Papua New Guinea.

Read more

What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?

Probably one of the most common questions I’m asked by friends and supporters back home is “What’s it like flying in Papua New Guinea?” A story by MAF Australia Pilot, Dave Rogers.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 2)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 2 of this story provides more background information on how this charter flight is going to meet earthquake and rehabilitation needs for the people at Mougulu and the surrounded area.

Read more

Meeting Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Needs (Part 1)

On Thursday, the 23rd of May, the Twin Otter P2-MFT did a charter flight from Mt Hagen to Mougulu to transport a sawmill and food care packages to the community there. Also on board were Mandy Glass, MAF PNG’s Communications Officer and Laura Meeks, daughter of our Engineering Manager.

Part 1 of this story is a personal account of the flight by Laura Meeks.

Read more

Refugee Response

MAF is working with Samaritan’s Purse to help refugees in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Francis Houghton, Regional Director with Samaritan’s Purse says, “Every time I come here from North America, which is at least four times a year, I fly with MAF wherever I am. Samaritan’s Purse goes to places where others don’t like to go. We try to access the areas that are difficult to reach. Quite often they’re only reachable by air and MAF is there to take us. It’s because of that transport and service that beneficiaries are getting what they need.”

Read more

Restoration of the Forgotten

KeA and Birgitta Arnlund are devoted to missionary work, and have been actively involved with MAF for many years. For the past nine years they have been investing their talents in helping the Turkana people of Lokichoggio in northern Kenya in an ever-expanding ministry of schools, evangelism, community development and food distribution.

Read more

A Year of God’s Grace – Axon Family in Papua New Guinea

Testimony of God’s Grace in the lives of the Axon Family in Papua New Guinea after a terrible accident last year

Read more

Bringing Healthy Smiles – Arnhem Land

It was not your usual dentist visit! Treatments from the Dental Therapist took place under the shade of a tree and children brushed their teeth under a nearby garden tap. MAF and Laynha Health are partnering together to bring health and education to the isolated communities of Arnhem Land.

Read more

In the Bag

More than one in twenty five babies born in Papua New Guinea don’t survive their first year. That statistic has deeply moved several of the MAF wives (many of whom are also mothers themselves) on the team based in the country. In response, they are making maternity packs to give to new mums. These presents are not always given in isolation to MAF’s main activity in the country; many are handed out to women whose pregnancy complications lead to a medical evacuation on an MAF flight.

Read more

Bridging a Gap in Disaster Preparedness

The German Red Cross and Red Crescent conducts a simulation on Hatiya Island using a new process called Forecast-based Financing that bridges a much-needed gap in disaster-preparedness.

Read more

Manuela’s Malaria Medevac

MAF is actively partnering with organisations worldwide to help stop the spread of Malaria by flying medicines and vaccines to vulnerable areas as well as transporting patients who are already inflicted with the disease. “One of our nurses needs a medevac! She has cerebral malaria.” MAF Deputy OPS Manager in South Sudan, Leon Primsloo, received the call Saturday at 2 pm. Read about what happened next.

Read more

Comfortable and Efficient: Malaria Treatment Distribution

Two health officers from the Sandaun Provincial Health service are transported by MAF to four of their health centres to distribute Malaria tablets. MAF are pleased to assist the PNG Health Department overcoming a distance of almost 700km in less than 4 hours flight time. How comfortable and efficient is that! That’s where MAF’s heartbeat is making an extra jump: to help others to accomplish their work and to see people in remote areas physically and spiritually uplifted – by medicine and kind words of encouragement.

Read more

Medair’s Fight to Stop Malaria

In 2016 Medair fought a massive upsurge in malaria cases at the Yusuf Batil Refugee Camp in South Sudan, putting into place measures that massively reduced the number of malaria cases in 2017. MAF continues to fly supplies to Medair in Maban, a three-hour flight from Juba. “We would like to thank MAF and our other partners for their support in bringing in the medical supplies needed for the significant outbreak last year,” Gerard of Medair says. “Our hope is that we won’t have this problem again.”

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15,000 Chickens Transported by MAF Timor-Leste

During March 2018, the MAF Timor-Leste Programme only had one aircraft. VH-MQO faithfully flew around the country delivering sick and injured patients to Dili National Hospital for the Ministry of Health. The plane was used by significant government officials like Jose Ramos Horta, former Prime Minister and President of Timor-Leste and Dr Mari Alkatiri, current Prime Minister of the country. Then VH-MQO has transported staff from aid and development organisations around the nation for their work in health care and technology development. And it has carried fifteen thousand chickens to Oecusse.

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Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? Part 1

Who maintains the many little airstrips we land on? It’s the local communities! It is not an easy task to keep the little bush airstrips in operational condition to comply with the high MAF standards for safety. Keeping the grass cut all the time in a tropical climate, and having a good drainage system to prevent the airstrip from being soggy is very time-consuming. Imagine if your little airstrip doesn’t get a lot of traffic, but you are still having to cut the grass all the time by hand, just in case there’s a medevac or other need.

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Press Release: Five new Cessna Caravans for MAF Papua New Guinea

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) International are pleased to announce the order of five Cessna Caravan 208 turboprops for its operations in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with the option for purchasing an additional two aircraft. This is the single largest aircraft investment by MAF International in its history. The five aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from Textron Aviation before the end of this year and are expected to be operational in PNG by mid-2019.

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New Hangar Cover for Timor-Leste

When the roof of the hangar in Timor-Leste gets severely damaged by a storm, the staff at MAF Timor-Leste are comforted by the fact that a replacement is already ready and waiting, thanks to the generous support of MAF Australia donors. Here is the story of what happened.

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A Story from Kenya

Describing himself as ‘a jack of all trades, master of none!’ Stan can usually be found working part time as a grader operator and mechanic on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. However in January, his situation was very different: he was on the other side of the world, in a remote area of northern Kenya, where he was able to make use of 5Y-PTL to assist him in meeting his ministry commitments.

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Thank you Jonathan Lowe, Timor Leste

How do you celebrate nearly seven years of leadership and service to MAF and Timor-Leste? That was the question that faced the MAF Timor-Leste team as January 2018 approached and they prepared to farewell Jonathan Lowe and his family who have led the team in Timor-Leste for the past six and a half years.

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Earthquake Response – Papua New Guinea (as of 15th March)

Following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea on February 26th and the many strong aftershocks, MAF PNG has been working hard to bring relief, supplies and medical assistance to those affected. Here is the latest information and some stories sourced from our team on the ground, as of 15th March 2018. 

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MAF E-news

In this issue of MAF e-news:

• FLAME teaching, praying and serving in South Sudan
• What do building materials, coffee and a saw mill have in common?
• South Sudan Emergency Appeal
• Andrew raises $6000 for MAF
• NITV documentary, "Galiwin'ku Story of Faith"

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