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Asas de Socorro pilot Victor Scarparo flies over flooded Rio Grande do Sul (credit: Asas de Socorro)
11 Jun 2024
Asas de Socorro responds to one of Brazil’s worst ever floods
Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil’s most southerly state – is experiencing its worst ever climate change catastrophe due to unprecedented rainfall since April. In response, MAF affiliate Asas de Socorro (ADS) has been delivering lifesaving supplies, rescuing and medevacking the afflicted, and flying in medics to ease the suffering (more…)
06 Jun 2024
MAF co-founder Jack Hemmings AFC marks D-Day’s 80th anniversary
102-year-old war veteran Jack Hemmings AFC visited Normandy’s Bayeux War Cemetery for the first time this week, and attended a host of special events to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the largest ever land, sea and air invasion in history. (more…)
Marcus Grey tucks into his celebration cake (credit: Matt Painter)
30 May 2024
‘Master Air Pilot’ Marcus Grey celebrates 40 years with MAF
Chief flight instructor Marcus Grey, who is also MAF’s chief pilot in Mareeba and Timor-Leste, has clocked up more than 17,000 flight hours around the globe. As one of MAF’s most experienced and highly qualified pilots of all time, Marcus will be honoured as ‘Master Air Pilot’ by the ‘Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ in a London ceremony in October. Marcus shares his incredible journey (more…)
23 May 2024
NEW APP – Check out MAF Wingmate, our new giving app!
Would you like to make a REAL DIFFERENCE, in REAL TIME? With our new app you can choose to donate every time we meet key milestones – such as every 100 passengers we fly or every 50 hours in the air – to support the future of our work. Find out more and help make a difference right away!
20 May 2024
New podcast Ep.7 – ‘Flying in the face of insecurity’
Given Papua New Guinea's recent fuel crisis and escalating civil unrest, how do you stay safe in such a volatile country? Pilot Andrew Symmonds, who was caught up in the riots, and Andy Hedley-Smith - MAF International’s head of security and former close protection manager at the Metropolitan Police - share their top tips.
Severe floods have devastated communities near Kenya’s Rift Valley (credit: Jacqueline Mwende)
17 May 2024
MAF steps up disaster response to Kenyan floods
Devastating floods in Kenya have claimed hundreds of lives and displaced thousands of people since torrential rain lashed the country since March. MAF’s disaster response team has been undertaking aerial survey flights and delivering aid to relieve suffering. MAF’s Sean Atkins and Jacqueline Mwende report (more…)
MAF responds to one of Guinea’s worst road accidents in recent history (credit: Joel Conte)
01 May 2024
MAF medevacs injured to hospital after horrific bus crash in Guinea
On 24 April, a bus destined for Guinea’s capital Conakry plunged into a ravine killing 16 people and injuring more than 50 following a burst tyre. MAF’s newest programme swung into action and joined the national rescue effort by medevacking seven of the most seriously injured to hospital. MAF’s Joel Conte reports (more…)
By 2030, global debt could rise to 100% of GDP as per the IMF (credit: Tanya Spronk, SIL)
29 Apr 2024
MAF flies financial counsellors to Australia’s far-flung Elcho Island
As world leaders gather at this year’s World Economic Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, its president Borge Brende warns of global debt rising to levels not seen since the 1820s. Even Elcho Island residents in Australia’s remote Northern Territory aren't immune from financial pressures. MAF’s Janne Rytkonen catches up with frequent flyers and financial counsellors to the Yolngu - Anglicare (more…)
Pastor David Mumford from Baptist Mid-Missions delivers Bible leadership training (credit: Paula Alderblad)
25 Apr 2024
MAF supports Chad’s Baptists, 50 years after predecessors martyred
For nearly a century, Baptist Mid-Missions have been working with Chadian Christians to grow and equip the Church. 50 years ago, over 130 Chadian pastors were martyred for their faith. Despite the persecution which still persists today, MAF continues to support the Church. Baptist pastor David Mumford tells MAF’s Paula Alderblad, how MAF transforms his work (more…)
23 Apr 2024
Imagine the Relief
Imagine seeing your newborn baby’s cleft palate for the first time. Imagine not knowing that there was treatment for it. Imagine the offer of an MAF flight to a hospital for the operation. Please make a gift so that many more beautiful children like Bella can receive treatment.
25 May 2024
MAF at Big Church Festival
Event date: 25 & 26 May 2024 Join us in the Exhibition Area to connect with the MAF UK recruitment team and delve deeper into opportunities to work abroad with us. We are actively seeking dedicated Christians to fill various roles such as aircraft engineers, seasoned pilots, aviation operations managers, educators, accountants, HR professionals, IT specialists, and more. Whether you're just starting to consider overseas service or have long harboured a desire for mission work, we eagerly await the chance to meet with you face-to-face! If you're attending the Big Church Festival, make sure to seek us out! Kindly inform us of your attendance by registering below or by dropping us an e-mail at Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you believe might be interested!