Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

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An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read More

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read More

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read More

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read More

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read More

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read More

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read More

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read More

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read More

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read More

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read More

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read More

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read More

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read More

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read More

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read More

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read More

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read More

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read More

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read More

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read More

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read More

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read More

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read More

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read More

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read More

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read More

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read More

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read More

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read More

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read More

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read more

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read more

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read more

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read more

One Final Emergency: MAF in Uganda

Back in March 2020, MAF was able to answer one last emergency before lockdown in Uganda grounded all of our operations for many weeks. David and Rose-Mary Salmon have been living in North Uganda for many years working with ex-child soldiers near Gulu. In March, Rose-Mary fell seriously ill and remaining remotely would have been extremely risky for her health.  MAF was able to fly them out to Entebbe on our last flight back in March when restrictions were put in place.David and Rose-Mary wrote this letter of thanks to God for all they have seen of His faithfulness to them over the years.

Read more

Achieving the Engineering Dream!

Have you ever thought of becoming an Engineer for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)?  Is this something God might be calling you to do? Dan Perrett has just completed his apprenticeship in Engineering (Cert IV in Aero skills – Avionics) through Aviation Australia in Cairns. He achieved this after five years of dedication and hard work. […]

Read more

Breakthrough Disaster Relief Flight to Kasese

The day has finally arrived our team has waited and worked towards for the last 2 long months. The MAF Uganda team have been communicating with the Office of the Prime Minister to find a way to bring cargo to the people suffering in Kasese after flash-flooding displaced 25,000 people and finally permission was received! Read about what happened here.

Read more

Attacked by a Crocodile: MAF in Arnhem Land

During this time of world wide lockdowns and restrictions on flying, MAF Arnhem Land is blessed and grateful that they have been declared an essential service by the Northern Territory Government and can continue helping people in need during this Covid-19 Crisis. Read about the latest medevac on the link, rescuing a crocodile bite victim. Please help ensure MAF can continue helping people as we have for the past 75 years, by contributing to our current appeal: https://maf.org.au/covid/

Read more

Exciting Updates from MAF Mareeba

2020 will be remembered as a very unusual year, when social distancing was the norm and children and parents alike, studied and worked from home, trying to ensure our safety from Covid-19.  However for MAF in Mareeba there are hopeful ventures afoot.

Read more

Looking back over 75 Years of MAF: A Mother’s Day to Remember

One Sunday morning in May, six women set off from Kawito station, Papua New Guinea on an adventure set by God.  There was laughter in the air and a sense of freedom and celebration as these women zoomed off down the river. Maybe it was the anticipation of a break from the kids and a change of scenery or maybe it was the excitement of what lay ahead. 

Read more

Aerial Health Patrol and Air Strip Surveys in Papua New Guinea

Mission completed! “We were happy to have finished the mission!” Standing in front of Sierra Delta Papa at the end of their 3 days flying are pilots Jan Ivar Andresen from Norway and Corné Noordhoek from the Netherlands. On Wednesday, they took off from Mount Hagen flying Sierra Delta Papa (P2-SDP), which is our dedicated […]

Read more

Disaster Response in Uganda

There’s an overwhelming wave of trials hitting Uganda which are adding to the insurmountable struggles of lockdown. The latest is extreme flooding in Kasese, Western Uganda. At the same time, MAF Uganda’s runway has been flooded from all of the rain which is causing Lake Victoria to swell to record levels which haven’t been seen […]

Read more

Looking Back over 75 Years of MAF: A Story from Grace and Earle Greaves

Grace and Earle Greaves served for over thirty years with MAF. Most of that time was spent at the MAF-AIR training base situated in Ballarat where they were involved in supporting and encouraging many others to ‘go forth’ to other lands. In this excerpt from ‘Wives Within Missionary Aviation Fellowship’ by Raelene Hawke, Grace writes […]

Read more

A State of Readiness in Bangladesh

While numerous nations declare a ‘state of emergency’, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh is declaring a ‘state of readiness’ to serve at this time in this densely populated country. Alone in the sky Mark Blomberg, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh, shares, ‘Right now, we just want to maintain a readiness and an ability to respond […]

Read more

Changing the Ending: One Face Mask at a Time

COVID-19 has brought about challenges that we at MAF were not even aware of. This being a shortage of personal protection equipment for our medical flights and our partner organisations providing health services. Most of the homelands we service in the Northern Territory do not have fully equipped surgeries, clinics or full time Doctors, they […]

Read more

Improving the safety of flying during Covid-19

The Engineering team at Mareeba are always looking at ways to improve systems and products, and it is no different during these difficult days of Covid-19. Ed Hawthorn, Fleet Development Manager, was tasked with developing a physical separation between cockpit and cabin in Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) GippsAero GA8 and Cessna 208 aircraft. This will […]

Read more

Helping During COVID19 Lockdown – Timor-Leste

At 7am on the 8th of April, Pilot Andrew Macdonald and MAF Timor-Leste’s Operations Assistant, Aldo Falo took off in the MAF aircraft VH-MFM for the region of Oecusse. Oecusse is an area of Timor-Leste which is surrounded by West Timor (Indonesia). To access this region from Dili is usually done via sea ferry or by road taking many hours. But with a State of Emergency declared in Timor-Leste due to the current COV19 crisis, Oecusse has become locked away from the world. The ferries have stopped. The borders are closed. They are seemingly alone and cut off from everyone else to face this crisis.

Read more

Engineering through Covid-19

As our world changes to cope with Covid-19, so do the ways in which Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) can help our local communities. Mareeba Engineers Phil Snell and Ben Sibthorpe were made aware that the local doctors at Mareeba hospital were keen to get a special shield made for use with Covid-19 patients, to help […]

Read more

Covid-19: MAF Response and Prayer Points

MAF has been serving isolated communities around the world for 75 years. Our vision is to see isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name and with Covid-19 reaching almost every country in the world, many people are experiencing isolation in a new way.

Read more

God’s Escape Plan

Paul and Clare Woodington have been serving with MAF Australia for the past 13 years, including 8 years in Papua New Guinea from 2012 until now. In this beautifully written story, Paul explains the tension between the ‘should I stay or should I go struggle’ that many of our staff are feeling around the world during the current Covid-19 global emergency.

Read more

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read more

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read more

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read more

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read more

One Final Emergency: MAF in Uganda

Back in March 2020, MAF was able to answer one last emergency before lockdown in Uganda grounded all of our operations for many weeks. David and Rose-Mary Salmon have been living in North Uganda for many years working with ex-child soldiers near Gulu. In March, Rose-Mary fell seriously ill and remaining remotely would have been extremely risky for her health.  MAF was able to fly them out to Entebbe on our last flight back in March when restrictions were put in place.David and Rose-Mary wrote this letter of thanks to God for all they have seen of His faithfulness to them over the years.

Read more

Achieving the Engineering Dream!

Have you ever thought of becoming an Engineer for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)?  Is this something God might be calling you to do? Dan Perrett has just completed his apprenticeship in Engineering (Cert IV in Aero skills – Avionics) through Aviation Australia in Cairns. He achieved this after five years of dedication and hard work. […]

Read more

Breakthrough Disaster Relief Flight to Kasese

The day has finally arrived our team has waited and worked towards for the last 2 long months. The MAF Uganda team have been communicating with the Office of the Prime Minister to find a way to bring cargo to the people suffering in Kasese after flash-flooding displaced 25,000 people and finally permission was received! Read about what happened here.

Read more

Attacked by a Crocodile: MAF in Arnhem Land

During this time of world wide lockdowns and restrictions on flying, MAF Arnhem Land is blessed and grateful that they have been declared an essential service by the Northern Territory Government and can continue helping people in need during this Covid-19 Crisis. Read about the latest medevac on the link, rescuing a crocodile bite victim. Please help ensure MAF can continue helping people as we have for the past 75 years, by contributing to our current appeal: https://maf.org.au/covid/

Read more

Exciting Updates from MAF Mareeba

2020 will be remembered as a very unusual year, when social distancing was the norm and children and parents alike, studied and worked from home, trying to ensure our safety from Covid-19.  However for MAF in Mareeba there are hopeful ventures afoot.

Read more

Looking back over 75 Years of MAF: A Mother’s Day to Remember

One Sunday morning in May, six women set off from Kawito station, Papua New Guinea on an adventure set by God.  There was laughter in the air and a sense of freedom and celebration as these women zoomed off down the river. Maybe it was the anticipation of a break from the kids and a change of scenery or maybe it was the excitement of what lay ahead. 

Read more

Aerial Health Patrol and Air Strip Surveys in Papua New Guinea

Mission completed! “We were happy to have finished the mission!” Standing in front of Sierra Delta Papa at the end of their 3 days flying are pilots Jan Ivar Andresen from Norway and Corné Noordhoek from the Netherlands. On Wednesday, they took off from Mount Hagen flying Sierra Delta Papa (P2-SDP), which is our dedicated […]

Read more

Disaster Response in Uganda

There’s an overwhelming wave of trials hitting Uganda which are adding to the insurmountable struggles of lockdown. The latest is extreme flooding in Kasese, Western Uganda. At the same time, MAF Uganda’s runway has been flooded from all of the rain which is causing Lake Victoria to swell to record levels which haven’t been seen […]

Read more

Looking Back over 75 Years of MAF: A Story from Grace and Earle Greaves

Grace and Earle Greaves served for over thirty years with MAF. Most of that time was spent at the MAF-AIR training base situated in Ballarat where they were involved in supporting and encouraging many others to ‘go forth’ to other lands. In this excerpt from ‘Wives Within Missionary Aviation Fellowship’ by Raelene Hawke, Grace writes […]

Read more

A State of Readiness in Bangladesh

While numerous nations declare a ‘state of emergency’, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh is declaring a ‘state of readiness’ to serve at this time in this densely populated country. Alone in the sky Mark Blomberg, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh, shares, ‘Right now, we just want to maintain a readiness and an ability to respond […]

Read more

Changing the Ending: One Face Mask at a Time

COVID-19 has brought about challenges that we at MAF were not even aware of. This being a shortage of personal protection equipment for our medical flights and our partner organisations providing health services. Most of the homelands we service in the Northern Territory do not have fully equipped surgeries, clinics or full time Doctors, they […]

Read more

Improving the safety of flying during Covid-19

The Engineering team at Mareeba are always looking at ways to improve systems and products, and it is no different during these difficult days of Covid-19. Ed Hawthorn, Fleet Development Manager, was tasked with developing a physical separation between cockpit and cabin in Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) GippsAero GA8 and Cessna 208 aircraft. This will […]

Read more

Helping During COVID19 Lockdown – Timor-Leste

At 7am on the 8th of April, Pilot Andrew Macdonald and MAF Timor-Leste’s Operations Assistant, Aldo Falo took off in the MAF aircraft VH-MFM for the region of Oecusse. Oecusse is an area of Timor-Leste which is surrounded by West Timor (Indonesia). To access this region from Dili is usually done via sea ferry or by road taking many hours. But with a State of Emergency declared in Timor-Leste due to the current COV19 crisis, Oecusse has become locked away from the world. The ferries have stopped. The borders are closed. They are seemingly alone and cut off from everyone else to face this crisis.

Read more

Engineering through Covid-19

As our world changes to cope with Covid-19, so do the ways in which Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) can help our local communities. Mareeba Engineers Phil Snell and Ben Sibthorpe were made aware that the local doctors at Mareeba hospital were keen to get a special shield made for use with Covid-19 patients, to help […]

Read more

Covid-19: MAF Response and Prayer Points

MAF has been serving isolated communities around the world for 75 years. Our vision is to see isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name and with Covid-19 reaching almost every country in the world, many people are experiencing isolation in a new way.

Read more

God’s Escape Plan

Paul and Clare Woodington have been serving with MAF Australia for the past 13 years, including 8 years in Papua New Guinea from 2012 until now. In this beautifully written story, Paul explains the tension between the ‘should I stay or should I go struggle’ that many of our staff are feeling around the world during the current Covid-19 global emergency.

Read more

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read more

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read more

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read more

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read more

One Final Emergency: MAF in Uganda

Back in March 2020, MAF was able to answer one last emergency before lockdown in Uganda grounded all of our operations for many weeks. David and Rose-Mary Salmon have been living in North Uganda for many years working with ex-child soldiers near Gulu. In March, Rose-Mary fell seriously ill and remaining remotely would have been extremely risky for her health.  MAF was able to fly them out to Entebbe on our last flight back in March when restrictions were put in place.David and Rose-Mary wrote this letter of thanks to God for all they have seen of His faithfulness to them over the years.

Read more

Achieving the Engineering Dream!

Have you ever thought of becoming an Engineer for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)?  Is this something God might be calling you to do? Dan Perrett has just completed his apprenticeship in Engineering (Cert IV in Aero skills – Avionics) through Aviation Australia in Cairns. He achieved this after five years of dedication and hard work. […]

Read more

Breakthrough Disaster Relief Flight to Kasese

The day has finally arrived our team has waited and worked towards for the last 2 long months. The MAF Uganda team have been communicating with the Office of the Prime Minister to find a way to bring cargo to the people suffering in Kasese after flash-flooding displaced 25,000 people and finally permission was received! Read about what happened here.

Read more

Attacked by a Crocodile: MAF in Arnhem Land

During this time of world wide lockdowns and restrictions on flying, MAF Arnhem Land is blessed and grateful that they have been declared an essential service by the Northern Territory Government and can continue helping people in need during this Covid-19 Crisis. Read about the latest medevac on the link, rescuing a crocodile bite victim. Please help ensure MAF can continue helping people as we have for the past 75 years, by contributing to our current appeal: https://maf.org.au/covid/

Read more

Exciting Updates from MAF Mareeba

2020 will be remembered as a very unusual year, when social distancing was the norm and children and parents alike, studied and worked from home, trying to ensure our safety from Covid-19.  However for MAF in Mareeba there are hopeful ventures afoot.

Read more

Looking back over 75 Years of MAF: A Mother’s Day to Remember

One Sunday morning in May, six women set off from Kawito station, Papua New Guinea on an adventure set by God.  There was laughter in the air and a sense of freedom and celebration as these women zoomed off down the river. Maybe it was the anticipation of a break from the kids and a change of scenery or maybe it was the excitement of what lay ahead. 

Read more

Aerial Health Patrol and Air Strip Surveys in Papua New Guinea

Mission completed! “We were happy to have finished the mission!” Standing in front of Sierra Delta Papa at the end of their 3 days flying are pilots Jan Ivar Andresen from Norway and Corné Noordhoek from the Netherlands. On Wednesday, they took off from Mount Hagen flying Sierra Delta Papa (P2-SDP), which is our dedicated […]

Read more

Disaster Response in Uganda

There’s an overwhelming wave of trials hitting Uganda which are adding to the insurmountable struggles of lockdown. The latest is extreme flooding in Kasese, Western Uganda. At the same time, MAF Uganda’s runway has been flooded from all of the rain which is causing Lake Victoria to swell to record levels which haven’t been seen […]

Read more

Looking Back over 75 Years of MAF: A Story from Grace and Earle Greaves

Grace and Earle Greaves served for over thirty years with MAF. Most of that time was spent at the MAF-AIR training base situated in Ballarat where they were involved in supporting and encouraging many others to ‘go forth’ to other lands. In this excerpt from ‘Wives Within Missionary Aviation Fellowship’ by Raelene Hawke, Grace writes […]

Read more

A State of Readiness in Bangladesh

While numerous nations declare a ‘state of emergency’, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh is declaring a ‘state of readiness’ to serve at this time in this densely populated country. Alone in the sky Mark Blomberg, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh, shares, ‘Right now, we just want to maintain a readiness and an ability to respond […]

Read more

Changing the Ending: One Face Mask at a Time

COVID-19 has brought about challenges that we at MAF were not even aware of. This being a shortage of personal protection equipment for our medical flights and our partner organisations providing health services. Most of the homelands we service in the Northern Territory do not have fully equipped surgeries, clinics or full time Doctors, they […]

Read more

Improving the safety of flying during Covid-19

The Engineering team at Mareeba are always looking at ways to improve systems and products, and it is no different during these difficult days of Covid-19. Ed Hawthorn, Fleet Development Manager, was tasked with developing a physical separation between cockpit and cabin in Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) GippsAero GA8 and Cessna 208 aircraft. This will […]

Read more

Helping During COVID19 Lockdown – Timor-Leste

At 7am on the 8th of April, Pilot Andrew Macdonald and MAF Timor-Leste’s Operations Assistant, Aldo Falo took off in the MAF aircraft VH-MFM for the region of Oecusse. Oecusse is an area of Timor-Leste which is surrounded by West Timor (Indonesia). To access this region from Dili is usually done via sea ferry or by road taking many hours. But with a State of Emergency declared in Timor-Leste due to the current COV19 crisis, Oecusse has become locked away from the world. The ferries have stopped. The borders are closed. They are seemingly alone and cut off from everyone else to face this crisis.

Read more

Engineering through Covid-19

As our world changes to cope with Covid-19, so do the ways in which Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) can help our local communities. Mareeba Engineers Phil Snell and Ben Sibthorpe were made aware that the local doctors at Mareeba hospital were keen to get a special shield made for use with Covid-19 patients, to help […]

Read more

Covid-19: MAF Response and Prayer Points

MAF has been serving isolated communities around the world for 75 years. Our vision is to see isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name and with Covid-19 reaching almost every country in the world, many people are experiencing isolation in a new way.

Read more

God’s Escape Plan

Paul and Clare Woodington have been serving with MAF Australia for the past 13 years, including 8 years in Papua New Guinea from 2012 until now. In this beautifully written story, Paul explains the tension between the ‘should I stay or should I go struggle’ that many of our staff are feeling around the world during the current Covid-19 global emergency.

Read more

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read more

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read more

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read more

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read more

One Final Emergency: MAF in Uganda

Back in March 2020, MAF was able to answer one last emergency before lockdown in Uganda grounded all of our operations for many weeks. David and Rose-Mary Salmon have been living in North Uganda for many years working with ex-child soldiers near Gulu. In March, Rose-Mary fell seriously ill and remaining remotely would have been extremely risky for her health.  MAF was able to fly them out to Entebbe on our last flight back in March when restrictions were put in place.David and Rose-Mary wrote this letter of thanks to God for all they have seen of His faithfulness to them over the years.

Read more

Achieving the Engineering Dream!

Have you ever thought of becoming an Engineer for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)?  Is this something God might be calling you to do? Dan Perrett has just completed his apprenticeship in Engineering (Cert IV in Aero skills – Avionics) through Aviation Australia in Cairns. He achieved this after five years of dedication and hard work. […]

Read more

Breakthrough Disaster Relief Flight to Kasese

The day has finally arrived our team has waited and worked towards for the last 2 long months. The MAF Uganda team have been communicating with the Office of the Prime Minister to find a way to bring cargo to the people suffering in Kasese after flash-flooding displaced 25,000 people and finally permission was received! Read about what happened here.

Read more

Attacked by a Crocodile: MAF in Arnhem Land

During this time of world wide lockdowns and restrictions on flying, MAF Arnhem Land is blessed and grateful that they have been declared an essential service by the Northern Territory Government and can continue helping people in need during this Covid-19 Crisis. Read about the latest medevac on the link, rescuing a crocodile bite victim. Please help ensure MAF can continue helping people as we have for the past 75 years, by contributing to our current appeal: https://maf.org.au/covid/

Read more

Exciting Updates from MAF Mareeba

2020 will be remembered as a very unusual year, when social distancing was the norm and children and parents alike, studied and worked from home, trying to ensure our safety from Covid-19.  However for MAF in Mareeba there are hopeful ventures afoot.

Read more

Looking back over 75 Years of MAF: A Mother’s Day to Remember

One Sunday morning in May, six women set off from Kawito station, Papua New Guinea on an adventure set by God.  There was laughter in the air and a sense of freedom and celebration as these women zoomed off down the river. Maybe it was the anticipation of a break from the kids and a change of scenery or maybe it was the excitement of what lay ahead. 

Read more

Aerial Health Patrol and Air Strip Surveys in Papua New Guinea

Mission completed! “We were happy to have finished the mission!” Standing in front of Sierra Delta Papa at the end of their 3 days flying are pilots Jan Ivar Andresen from Norway and Corné Noordhoek from the Netherlands. On Wednesday, they took off from Mount Hagen flying Sierra Delta Papa (P2-SDP), which is our dedicated […]

Read more

Disaster Response in Uganda

There’s an overwhelming wave of trials hitting Uganda which are adding to the insurmountable struggles of lockdown. The latest is extreme flooding in Kasese, Western Uganda. At the same time, MAF Uganda’s runway has been flooded from all of the rain which is causing Lake Victoria to swell to record levels which haven’t been seen […]

Read more

Looking Back over 75 Years of MAF: A Story from Grace and Earle Greaves

Grace and Earle Greaves served for over thirty years with MAF. Most of that time was spent at the MAF-AIR training base situated in Ballarat where they were involved in supporting and encouraging many others to ‘go forth’ to other lands. In this excerpt from ‘Wives Within Missionary Aviation Fellowship’ by Raelene Hawke, Grace writes […]

Read more

A State of Readiness in Bangladesh

While numerous nations declare a ‘state of emergency’, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh is declaring a ‘state of readiness’ to serve at this time in this densely populated country. Alone in the sky Mark Blomberg, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh, shares, ‘Right now, we just want to maintain a readiness and an ability to respond […]

Read more

Changing the Ending: One Face Mask at a Time

COVID-19 has brought about challenges that we at MAF were not even aware of. This being a shortage of personal protection equipment for our medical flights and our partner organisations providing health services. Most of the homelands we service in the Northern Territory do not have fully equipped surgeries, clinics or full time Doctors, they […]

Read more

Improving the safety of flying during Covid-19

The Engineering team at Mareeba are always looking at ways to improve systems and products, and it is no different during these difficult days of Covid-19. Ed Hawthorn, Fleet Development Manager, was tasked with developing a physical separation between cockpit and cabin in Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) GippsAero GA8 and Cessna 208 aircraft. This will […]

Read more

Helping During COVID19 Lockdown – Timor-Leste

At 7am on the 8th of April, Pilot Andrew Macdonald and MAF Timor-Leste’s Operations Assistant, Aldo Falo took off in the MAF aircraft VH-MFM for the region of Oecusse. Oecusse is an area of Timor-Leste which is surrounded by West Timor (Indonesia). To access this region from Dili is usually done via sea ferry or by road taking many hours. But with a State of Emergency declared in Timor-Leste due to the current COV19 crisis, Oecusse has become locked away from the world. The ferries have stopped. The borders are closed. They are seemingly alone and cut off from everyone else to face this crisis.

Read more

Engineering through Covid-19

As our world changes to cope with Covid-19, so do the ways in which Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) can help our local communities. Mareeba Engineers Phil Snell and Ben Sibthorpe were made aware that the local doctors at Mareeba hospital were keen to get a special shield made for use with Covid-19 patients, to help […]

Read more

Covid-19: MAF Response and Prayer Points

MAF has been serving isolated communities around the world for 75 years. Our vision is to see isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name and with Covid-19 reaching almost every country in the world, many people are experiencing isolation in a new way.

Read more

God’s Escape Plan

Paul and Clare Woodington have been serving with MAF Australia for the past 13 years, including 8 years in Papua New Guinea from 2012 until now. In this beautifully written story, Paul explains the tension between the ‘should I stay or should I go struggle’ that many of our staff are feeling around the world during the current Covid-19 global emergency.

Read more

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read more

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read more

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read more

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read more

One Final Emergency: MAF in Uganda

Back in March 2020, MAF was able to answer one last emergency before lockdown in Uganda grounded all of our operations for many weeks. David and Rose-Mary Salmon have been living in North Uganda for many years working with ex-child soldiers near Gulu. In March, Rose-Mary fell seriously ill and remaining remotely would have been extremely risky for her health.  MAF was able to fly them out to Entebbe on our last flight back in March when restrictions were put in place.David and Rose-Mary wrote this letter of thanks to God for all they have seen of His faithfulness to them over the years.

Read more

Achieving the Engineering Dream!

Have you ever thought of becoming an Engineer for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)?  Is this something God might be calling you to do? Dan Perrett has just completed his apprenticeship in Engineering (Cert IV in Aero skills – Avionics) through Aviation Australia in Cairns. He achieved this after five years of dedication and hard work. […]

Read more

Breakthrough Disaster Relief Flight to Kasese

The day has finally arrived our team has waited and worked towards for the last 2 long months. The MAF Uganda team have been communicating with the Office of the Prime Minister to find a way to bring cargo to the people suffering in Kasese after flash-flooding displaced 25,000 people and finally permission was received! Read about what happened here.

Read more

Attacked by a Crocodile: MAF in Arnhem Land

During this time of world wide lockdowns and restrictions on flying, MAF Arnhem Land is blessed and grateful that they have been declared an essential service by the Northern Territory Government and can continue helping people in need during this Covid-19 Crisis. Read about the latest medevac on the link, rescuing a crocodile bite victim. Please help ensure MAF can continue helping people as we have for the past 75 years, by contributing to our current appeal: https://maf.org.au/covid/

Read more

Exciting Updates from MAF Mareeba

2020 will be remembered as a very unusual year, when social distancing was the norm and children and parents alike, studied and worked from home, trying to ensure our safety from Covid-19.  However for MAF in Mareeba there are hopeful ventures afoot.

Read more

Looking back over 75 Years of MAF: A Mother’s Day to Remember

One Sunday morning in May, six women set off from Kawito station, Papua New Guinea on an adventure set by God.  There was laughter in the air and a sense of freedom and celebration as these women zoomed off down the river. Maybe it was the anticipation of a break from the kids and a change of scenery or maybe it was the excitement of what lay ahead. 

Read more

Aerial Health Patrol and Air Strip Surveys in Papua New Guinea

Mission completed! “We were happy to have finished the mission!” Standing in front of Sierra Delta Papa at the end of their 3 days flying are pilots Jan Ivar Andresen from Norway and Corné Noordhoek from the Netherlands. On Wednesday, they took off from Mount Hagen flying Sierra Delta Papa (P2-SDP), which is our dedicated […]

Read more

Disaster Response in Uganda

There’s an overwhelming wave of trials hitting Uganda which are adding to the insurmountable struggles of lockdown. The latest is extreme flooding in Kasese, Western Uganda. At the same time, MAF Uganda’s runway has been flooded from all of the rain which is causing Lake Victoria to swell to record levels which haven’t been seen […]

Read more

Looking Back over 75 Years of MAF: A Story from Grace and Earle Greaves

Grace and Earle Greaves served for over thirty years with MAF. Most of that time was spent at the MAF-AIR training base situated in Ballarat where they were involved in supporting and encouraging many others to ‘go forth’ to other lands. In this excerpt from ‘Wives Within Missionary Aviation Fellowship’ by Raelene Hawke, Grace writes […]

Read more

A State of Readiness in Bangladesh

While numerous nations declare a ‘state of emergency’, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh is declaring a ‘state of readiness’ to serve at this time in this densely populated country. Alone in the sky Mark Blomberg, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh, shares, ‘Right now, we just want to maintain a readiness and an ability to respond […]

Read more

Changing the Ending: One Face Mask at a Time

COVID-19 has brought about challenges that we at MAF were not even aware of. This being a shortage of personal protection equipment for our medical flights and our partner organisations providing health services. Most of the homelands we service in the Northern Territory do not have fully equipped surgeries, clinics or full time Doctors, they […]

Read more

Improving the safety of flying during Covid-19

The Engineering team at Mareeba are always looking at ways to improve systems and products, and it is no different during these difficult days of Covid-19. Ed Hawthorn, Fleet Development Manager, was tasked with developing a physical separation between cockpit and cabin in Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) GippsAero GA8 and Cessna 208 aircraft. This will […]

Read more

Helping During COVID19 Lockdown – Timor-Leste

At 7am on the 8th of April, Pilot Andrew Macdonald and MAF Timor-Leste’s Operations Assistant, Aldo Falo took off in the MAF aircraft VH-MFM for the region of Oecusse. Oecusse is an area of Timor-Leste which is surrounded by West Timor (Indonesia). To access this region from Dili is usually done via sea ferry or by road taking many hours. But with a State of Emergency declared in Timor-Leste due to the current COV19 crisis, Oecusse has become locked away from the world. The ferries have stopped. The borders are closed. They are seemingly alone and cut off from everyone else to face this crisis.

Read more

Engineering through Covid-19

As our world changes to cope with Covid-19, so do the ways in which Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) can help our local communities. Mareeba Engineers Phil Snell and Ben Sibthorpe were made aware that the local doctors at Mareeba hospital were keen to get a special shield made for use with Covid-19 patients, to help […]

Read more

Covid-19: MAF Response and Prayer Points

MAF has been serving isolated communities around the world for 75 years. Our vision is to see isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name and with Covid-19 reaching almost every country in the world, many people are experiencing isolation in a new way.

Read more

God’s Escape Plan

Paul and Clare Woodington have been serving with MAF Australia for the past 13 years, including 8 years in Papua New Guinea from 2012 until now. In this beautifully written story, Paul explains the tension between the ‘should I stay or should I go struggle’ that many of our staff are feeling around the world during the current Covid-19 global emergency.

Read more

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read more

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read more

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read more

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read more

One Final Emergency: MAF in Uganda

Back in March 2020, MAF was able to answer one last emergency before lockdown in Uganda grounded all of our operations for many weeks. David and Rose-Mary Salmon have been living in North Uganda for many years working with ex-child soldiers near Gulu. In March, Rose-Mary fell seriously ill and remaining remotely would have been extremely risky for her health.  MAF was able to fly them out to Entebbe on our last flight back in March when restrictions were put in place.David and Rose-Mary wrote this letter of thanks to God for all they have seen of His faithfulness to them over the years.

Read more

Achieving the Engineering Dream!

Have you ever thought of becoming an Engineer for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)?  Is this something God might be calling you to do? Dan Perrett has just completed his apprenticeship in Engineering (Cert IV in Aero skills – Avionics) through Aviation Australia in Cairns. He achieved this after five years of dedication and hard work. […]

Read more

Breakthrough Disaster Relief Flight to Kasese

The day has finally arrived our team has waited and worked towards for the last 2 long months. The MAF Uganda team have been communicating with the Office of the Prime Minister to find a way to bring cargo to the people suffering in Kasese after flash-flooding displaced 25,000 people and finally permission was received! Read about what happened here.

Read more

Attacked by a Crocodile: MAF in Arnhem Land

During this time of world wide lockdowns and restrictions on flying, MAF Arnhem Land is blessed and grateful that they have been declared an essential service by the Northern Territory Government and can continue helping people in need during this Covid-19 Crisis. Read about the latest medevac on the link, rescuing a crocodile bite victim. Please help ensure MAF can continue helping people as we have for the past 75 years, by contributing to our current appeal: https://maf.org.au/covid/

Read more

Exciting Updates from MAF Mareeba

2020 will be remembered as a very unusual year, when social distancing was the norm and children and parents alike, studied and worked from home, trying to ensure our safety from Covid-19.  However for MAF in Mareeba there are hopeful ventures afoot.

Read more

Looking back over 75 Years of MAF: A Mother’s Day to Remember

One Sunday morning in May, six women set off from Kawito station, Papua New Guinea on an adventure set by God.  There was laughter in the air and a sense of freedom and celebration as these women zoomed off down the river. Maybe it was the anticipation of a break from the kids and a change of scenery or maybe it was the excitement of what lay ahead. 

Read more

Aerial Health Patrol and Air Strip Surveys in Papua New Guinea

Mission completed! “We were happy to have finished the mission!” Standing in front of Sierra Delta Papa at the end of their 3 days flying are pilots Jan Ivar Andresen from Norway and Corné Noordhoek from the Netherlands. On Wednesday, they took off from Mount Hagen flying Sierra Delta Papa (P2-SDP), which is our dedicated […]

Read more

Disaster Response in Uganda

There’s an overwhelming wave of trials hitting Uganda which are adding to the insurmountable struggles of lockdown. The latest is extreme flooding in Kasese, Western Uganda. At the same time, MAF Uganda’s runway has been flooded from all of the rain which is causing Lake Victoria to swell to record levels which haven’t been seen […]

Read more

Looking Back over 75 Years of MAF: A Story from Grace and Earle Greaves

Grace and Earle Greaves served for over thirty years with MAF. Most of that time was spent at the MAF-AIR training base situated in Ballarat where they were involved in supporting and encouraging many others to ‘go forth’ to other lands. In this excerpt from ‘Wives Within Missionary Aviation Fellowship’ by Raelene Hawke, Grace writes […]

Read more

A State of Readiness in Bangladesh

While numerous nations declare a ‘state of emergency’, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh is declaring a ‘state of readiness’ to serve at this time in this densely populated country. Alone in the sky Mark Blomberg, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh, shares, ‘Right now, we just want to maintain a readiness and an ability to respond […]

Read more

Changing the Ending: One Face Mask at a Time

COVID-19 has brought about challenges that we at MAF were not even aware of. This being a shortage of personal protection equipment for our medical flights and our partner organisations providing health services. Most of the homelands we service in the Northern Territory do not have fully equipped surgeries, clinics or full time Doctors, they […]

Read more

Improving the safety of flying during Covid-19

The Engineering team at Mareeba are always looking at ways to improve systems and products, and it is no different during these difficult days of Covid-19. Ed Hawthorn, Fleet Development Manager, was tasked with developing a physical separation between cockpit and cabin in Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) GippsAero GA8 and Cessna 208 aircraft. This will […]

Read more

Helping During COVID19 Lockdown – Timor-Leste

At 7am on the 8th of April, Pilot Andrew Macdonald and MAF Timor-Leste’s Operations Assistant, Aldo Falo took off in the MAF aircraft VH-MFM for the region of Oecusse. Oecusse is an area of Timor-Leste which is surrounded by West Timor (Indonesia). To access this region from Dili is usually done via sea ferry or by road taking many hours. But with a State of Emergency declared in Timor-Leste due to the current COV19 crisis, Oecusse has become locked away from the world. The ferries have stopped. The borders are closed. They are seemingly alone and cut off from everyone else to face this crisis.

Read more

Engineering through Covid-19

As our world changes to cope with Covid-19, so do the ways in which Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) can help our local communities. Mareeba Engineers Phil Snell and Ben Sibthorpe were made aware that the local doctors at Mareeba hospital were keen to get a special shield made for use with Covid-19 patients, to help […]

Read more

Covid-19: MAF Response and Prayer Points

MAF has been serving isolated communities around the world for 75 years. Our vision is to see isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name and with Covid-19 reaching almost every country in the world, many people are experiencing isolation in a new way.

Read more

God’s Escape Plan

Paul and Clare Woodington have been serving with MAF Australia for the past 13 years, including 8 years in Papua New Guinea from 2012 until now. In this beautifully written story, Paul explains the tension between the ‘should I stay or should I go struggle’ that many of our staff are feeling around the world during the current Covid-19 global emergency.

Read more

Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

Read more

An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

Read more

MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

Read more

When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

Read more

One Final Emergency: MAF in Uganda

Back in March 2020, MAF was able to answer one last emergency before lockdown in Uganda grounded all of our operations for many weeks. David and Rose-Mary Salmon have been living in North Uganda for many years working with ex-child soldiers near Gulu. In March, Rose-Mary fell seriously ill and remaining remotely would have been extremely risky for her health.  MAF was able to fly them out to Entebbe on our last flight back in March when restrictions were put in place.David and Rose-Mary wrote this letter of thanks to God for all they have seen of His faithfulness to them over the years.

Read more

Achieving the Engineering Dream!

Have you ever thought of becoming an Engineer for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)?  Is this something God might be calling you to do? Dan Perrett has just completed his apprenticeship in Engineering (Cert IV in Aero skills – Avionics) through Aviation Australia in Cairns. He achieved this after five years of dedication and hard work. […]

Read more

Breakthrough Disaster Relief Flight to Kasese

The day has finally arrived our team has waited and worked towards for the last 2 long months. The MAF Uganda team have been communicating with the Office of the Prime Minister to find a way to bring cargo to the people suffering in Kasese after flash-flooding displaced 25,000 people and finally permission was received! Read about what happened here.

Read more

Attacked by a Crocodile: MAF in Arnhem Land

During this time of world wide lockdowns and restrictions on flying, MAF Arnhem Land is blessed and grateful that they have been declared an essential service by the Northern Territory Government and can continue helping people in need during this Covid-19 Crisis. Read about the latest medevac on the link, rescuing a crocodile bite victim. Please help ensure MAF can continue helping people as we have for the past 75 years, by contributing to our current appeal: https://maf.org.au/covid/

Read more

Exciting Updates from MAF Mareeba

2020 will be remembered as a very unusual year, when social distancing was the norm and children and parents alike, studied and worked from home, trying to ensure our safety from Covid-19.  However for MAF in Mareeba there are hopeful ventures afoot.

Read more

Looking back over 75 Years of MAF: A Mother’s Day to Remember

One Sunday morning in May, six women set off from Kawito station, Papua New Guinea on an adventure set by God.  There was laughter in the air and a sense of freedom and celebration as these women zoomed off down the river. Maybe it was the anticipation of a break from the kids and a change of scenery or maybe it was the excitement of what lay ahead. 

Read more

Aerial Health Patrol and Air Strip Surveys in Papua New Guinea

Mission completed! “We were happy to have finished the mission!” Standing in front of Sierra Delta Papa at the end of their 3 days flying are pilots Jan Ivar Andresen from Norway and Corné Noordhoek from the Netherlands. On Wednesday, they took off from Mount Hagen flying Sierra Delta Papa (P2-SDP), which is our dedicated […]

Read more

Disaster Response in Uganda

There’s an overwhelming wave of trials hitting Uganda which are adding to the insurmountable struggles of lockdown. The latest is extreme flooding in Kasese, Western Uganda. At the same time, MAF Uganda’s runway has been flooded from all of the rain which is causing Lake Victoria to swell to record levels which haven’t been seen […]

Read more

Looking Back over 75 Years of MAF: A Story from Grace and Earle Greaves

Grace and Earle Greaves served for over thirty years with MAF. Most of that time was spent at the MAF-AIR training base situated in Ballarat where they were involved in supporting and encouraging many others to ‘go forth’ to other lands. In this excerpt from ‘Wives Within Missionary Aviation Fellowship’ by Raelene Hawke, Grace writes […]

Read more

A State of Readiness in Bangladesh

While numerous nations declare a ‘state of emergency’, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh is declaring a ‘state of readiness’ to serve at this time in this densely populated country. Alone in the sky Mark Blomberg, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh, shares, ‘Right now, we just want to maintain a readiness and an ability to respond […]

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Changing the Ending: One Face Mask at a Time

COVID-19 has brought about challenges that we at MAF were not even aware of. This being a shortage of personal protection equipment for our medical flights and our partner organisations providing health services. Most of the homelands we service in the Northern Territory do not have fully equipped surgeries, clinics or full time Doctors, they […]

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Improving the safety of flying during Covid-19

The Engineering team at Mareeba are always looking at ways to improve systems and products, and it is no different during these difficult days of Covid-19. Ed Hawthorn, Fleet Development Manager, was tasked with developing a physical separation between cockpit and cabin in Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) GippsAero GA8 and Cessna 208 aircraft. This will […]

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Helping During COVID19 Lockdown – Timor-Leste

At 7am on the 8th of April, Pilot Andrew Macdonald and MAF Timor-Leste’s Operations Assistant, Aldo Falo took off in the MAF aircraft VH-MFM for the region of Oecusse. Oecusse is an area of Timor-Leste which is surrounded by West Timor (Indonesia). To access this region from Dili is usually done via sea ferry or by road taking many hours. But with a State of Emergency declared in Timor-Leste due to the current COV19 crisis, Oecusse has become locked away from the world. The ferries have stopped. The borders are closed. They are seemingly alone and cut off from everyone else to face this crisis.

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Engineering through Covid-19

As our world changes to cope with Covid-19, so do the ways in which Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) can help our local communities. Mareeba Engineers Phil Snell and Ben Sibthorpe were made aware that the local doctors at Mareeba hospital were keen to get a special shield made for use with Covid-19 patients, to help […]

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Covid-19: MAF Response and Prayer Points

MAF has been serving isolated communities around the world for 75 years. Our vision is to see isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name and with Covid-19 reaching almost every country in the world, many people are experiencing isolation in a new way.

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God’s Escape Plan

Paul and Clare Woodington have been serving with MAF Australia for the past 13 years, including 8 years in Papua New Guinea from 2012 until now. In this beautifully written story, Paul explains the tension between the ‘should I stay or should I go struggle’ that many of our staff are feeling around the world during the current Covid-19 global emergency.

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Clothing Children with Love

Clothing Children with Love: MAF’s Partnership with Global Kids Clothes and Crisis Accommodation Gove. Earlier this year we shared with you a need to launch an emergency flight program in Arnhem Land. Thanks to your generous partnership, this program is now providing emergency flights to those escaping from life-threatening domestic violence situations around the homelands of Arnhem […]

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An Interview with Richie Axon serving in Papua New Guinea

MAF Australia’s Richie Axon has served as a pilot in Papua New Guinea since 2010. Along with his family, he is based in Telefomin, an outstation in the west of Papua New Guinea. What’s your story? Where are you from? I grew up with parents who followed Jesus. We moved around when I was a […]

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MAF Pilot, Steven Biggs – stranded but steadfast about the future

As the world navigates new quarantine restrictions, Australian MAF Pilot Steven Biggs, finds himself stuck in southeast Kent having had two Brisbane bound flights cancelled. MAF UK’s Claire Gilderson caught up with Steven in the UK about his future plans and what MAF in West Africa might look like, the other side of the pandemic…. […]

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When God wants to save a life – Medevac in Kenya

On Friday May 29, 2020, MAF pilot Daniel Loewen-Rudgers flew a medevac flight for two babies with heart conditions. The flight enabled the babies to reach hospital in time but it was the actions of many Christians working together that allowed God’s purposes to prevail. ‘It is one of those flights you go to bed […]

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One Final Emergency: MAF in Uganda

Back in March 2020, MAF was able to answer one last emergency before lockdown in Uganda grounded all of our operations for many weeks. David and Rose-Mary Salmon have been living in North Uganda for many years working with ex-child soldiers near Gulu. In March, Rose-Mary fell seriously ill and remaining remotely would have been extremely risky for her health.  MAF was able to fly them out to Entebbe on our last flight back in March when restrictions were put in place.David and Rose-Mary wrote this letter of thanks to God for all they have seen of His faithfulness to them over the years.

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Achieving the Engineering Dream!

Have you ever thought of becoming an Engineer for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)?  Is this something God might be calling you to do? Dan Perrett has just completed his apprenticeship in Engineering (Cert IV in Aero skills – Avionics) through Aviation Australia in Cairns. He achieved this after five years of dedication and hard work. […]

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Breakthrough Disaster Relief Flight to Kasese

The day has finally arrived our team has waited and worked towards for the last 2 long months. The MAF Uganda team have been communicating with the Office of the Prime Minister to find a way to bring cargo to the people suffering in Kasese after flash-flooding displaced 25,000 people and finally permission was received! Read about what happened here.

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Attacked by a Crocodile: MAF in Arnhem Land

During this time of world wide lockdowns and restrictions on flying, MAF Arnhem Land is blessed and grateful that they have been declared an essential service by the Northern Territory Government and can continue helping people in need during this Covid-19 Crisis. Read about the latest medevac on the link, rescuing a crocodile bite victim. Please help ensure MAF can continue helping people as we have for the past 75 years, by contributing to our current appeal: https://maf.org.au/covid/

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Exciting Updates from MAF Mareeba

2020 will be remembered as a very unusual year, when social distancing was the norm and children and parents alike, studied and worked from home, trying to ensure our safety from Covid-19.  However for MAF in Mareeba there are hopeful ventures afoot.

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Looking back over 75 Years of MAF: A Mother’s Day to Remember

One Sunday morning in May, six women set off from Kawito station, Papua New Guinea on an adventure set by God.  There was laughter in the air and a sense of freedom and celebration as these women zoomed off down the river. Maybe it was the anticipation of a break from the kids and a change of scenery or maybe it was the excitement of what lay ahead. 

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Aerial Health Patrol and Air Strip Surveys in Papua New Guinea

Mission completed! “We were happy to have finished the mission!” Standing in front of Sierra Delta Papa at the end of their 3 days flying are pilots Jan Ivar Andresen from Norway and Corné Noordhoek from the Netherlands. On Wednesday, they took off from Mount Hagen flying Sierra Delta Papa (P2-SDP), which is our dedicated […]

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Disaster Response in Uganda

There’s an overwhelming wave of trials hitting Uganda which are adding to the insurmountable struggles of lockdown. The latest is extreme flooding in Kasese, Western Uganda. At the same time, MAF Uganda’s runway has been flooded from all of the rain which is causing Lake Victoria to swell to record levels which haven’t been seen […]

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Looking Back over 75 Years of MAF: A Story from Grace and Earle Greaves

Grace and Earle Greaves served for over thirty years with MAF. Most of that time was spent at the MAF-AIR training base situated in Ballarat where they were involved in supporting and encouraging many others to ‘go forth’ to other lands. In this excerpt from ‘Wives Within Missionary Aviation Fellowship’ by Raelene Hawke, Grace writes […]

Read more

A State of Readiness in Bangladesh

While numerous nations declare a ‘state of emergency’, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh is declaring a ‘state of readiness’ to serve at this time in this densely populated country. Alone in the sky Mark Blomberg, MAF’s program manager in Bangladesh, shares, ‘Right now, we just want to maintain a readiness and an ability to respond […]

Read more

Changing the Ending: One Face Mask at a Time

COVID-19 has brought about challenges that we at MAF were not even aware of. This being a shortage of personal protection equipment for our medical flights and our partner organisations providing health services. Most of the homelands we service in the Northern Territory do not have fully equipped surgeries, clinics or full time Doctors, they […]

Read more

Improving the safety of flying during Covid-19

The Engineering team at Mareeba are always looking at ways to improve systems and products, and it is no different during these difficult days of Covid-19. Ed Hawthorn, Fleet Development Manager, was tasked with developing a physical separation between cockpit and cabin in Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) GippsAero GA8 and Cessna 208 aircraft. This will […]

Read more

Helping During COVID19 Lockdown – Timor-Leste

At 7am on the 8th of April, Pilot Andrew Macdonald and MAF Timor-Leste’s Operations Assistant, Aldo Falo took off in the MAF aircraft VH-MFM for the region of Oecusse. Oecusse is an area of Timor-Leste which is surrounded by West Timor (Indonesia). To access this region from Dili is usually done via sea ferry or by road taking many hours. But with a State of Emergency declared in Timor-Leste due to the current COV19 crisis, Oecusse has become locked away from the world. The ferries have stopped. The borders are closed. They are seemingly alone and cut off from everyone else to face this crisis.

Read more

Engineering through Covid-19

As our world changes to cope with Covid-19, so do the ways in which Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) can help our local communities. Mareeba Engineers Phil Snell and Ben Sibthorpe were made aware that the local doctors at Mareeba hospital were keen to get a special shield made for use with Covid-19 patients, to help […]

Read more

Covid-19: MAF Response and Prayer Points

MAF has been serving isolated communities around the world for 75 years. Our vision is to see isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name and with Covid-19 reaching almost every country in the world, many people are experiencing isolation in a new way.

Read more

God’s Escape Plan

Paul and Clare Woodington have been serving with MAF Australia for the past 13 years, including 8 years in Papua New Guinea from 2012 until now. In this beautifully written story, Paul explains the tension between the ‘should I stay or should I go struggle’ that many of our staff are feeling around the world during the current Covid-19 global emergency.

Read more

MAF E-news

In this issue of MAF e-news:

A medevac is requested via handwritten note!
Ride for Fuel: One incredible ride down, one to go!
You're invited! MAF 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner - Australian Celebration
MAF Bus Appeal: The PNG team need your help!

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