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    • MAF Scotland raise over £16,600 for MAF '7&5' Campaign

      MAF Scotland raise over £16,600 for MAF '7&5' Campaign

      30 Sep 2021

      In the grip of the pandemic, when indoor events were cancelled left, right and centre, MAF Scotland had to get creative when marking MAF’s 75th anniversary. Not one to be defeated, Head of MAF Scotland Heather Malloch and team, set up a joint fundraising initiative with an initial target of £7,500, which was totally smashed by supporters and staff…

    • MAF in West Africa – a new approach to maintenance

      MAF in West Africa – a new approach to maintenance

      8 Sep 2021

      For the last four years, Uganda-based aviation engineer Dave Waterman has been servicing MAF aircraft across Africa. As Dave prepares to move to Liberia in November to play a key role in developing MAF’s new West Africa Maintenance Base, Dave explains how this new operation could help solve MAF’s aviation engineer shortage….

    • MAF medevacs missionary with acute appendicitis

      MAF medevacs missionary with acute appendicitis

      5 Sep 2021

      In the remote village of Lokutok in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria State, access to adequate healthcare is severely limited. Daniel Zobel – a missionary with Diguna – could have died from a burst appendix if MAF hadn’t medevacked him to the capital, Juba, for lifesaving surgery. MAF’s Jenny Davies caught up with Daniel during his recovery…

    • MAF UK’s newest engineer follows in grandad’s footsteps

      MAF UK’s newest engineer follows in grandad’s footsteps

      31 Aug 2021

      At the height of the pandemic with the aviation industry collapsing around him, EasyJet engineer Mark Draper’s future looked uncertain. Inspired by his late grandfather, RAF engineer Lesley Draper - who helped assemble MAF’s first ever Cessna aircraft - Mark decided to apply to MAF. MAF’s Jo Lamb, takes up the story…

    • MAF responds to Haiti's earthquake crisis

      MAF responds to Haiti's earthquake crisis

      24 Aug 2021

      In the wake of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, which hit south-western Haiti on 14 August shortly followed by Tropical Storm Grace, MAF has been responding to the disaster. In the latest tragedy to hit Haiti, MAF has been working with partners in a coordinated relief effort…

    • MAF flies census forms to Australia’s remotest communities

      MAF flies census forms to Australia’s remotest communities

      16 Aug 2021

      Every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics carries out their census. We complete forms via the postal service or online, but what if you live in one of the remotest places on earth where roads are unusable and internet connection is poor? This summer, MAF reached Australia’s most isolated communities - some were counted for the first time…

    • Meet MAF's future mission pilots

      Meet MAF's future mission pilots

      15 Aug 2021

      Since 2015, MAF’s Training Centre in Mareeba, Queensland, Australia has been training up would-be mission pilots and upskilling existing ones to be the best that they can be to serve others. But what unique skills must a MAF mission pilot possess to work in the world’s most isolated places? We caught up with the class of 2021 to find out…

    • MAF pioneer, Jack Hemmings, performs aerobatics for his 100th birthday

      MAF pioneer, Jack Hemmings, performs aerobatics for his 100th birthday

      10 Aug 2021

      Jack Hemmings - one of MAF’s founding fathers – is performing aerobatics today at White Waltham Airfield in Maidenhead to celebrate his centenary. As Jack takes to the skies in a Slingsby T67 Firefly aircraft, we look back on his early days with MAF…

    • Never ending journey – one fortuitous fuel tank takes 152 days to reach hangar

      Never ending journey – one fortuitous fuel tank takes 152 days to reach hangar

      23 Jul 2021

      In Chad, there’s no such thing as ‘next day delivery’. In a politically volatile country with fewer resources and limited infrastructure, waiting is the name of the game. Five months after leaving its New Zealand manufacturer, the 1,900 litre JetA1 fuel bowser finally arrived at MAF’s hangar on 9 July - just before the latest fuel shortage…

    • MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

      MAF delivers more coronavirus vaccine to Kalimantan as cases soar

      12 Jul 2021

      Indonesia has overtaken India as Asia’s ‘Covid-19 hotspot’. Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo is experiencing a surge of cases. In response, MAF has flown out medics, batches of the Sinovac vaccine and coronavirus tests to contain the outbreak…

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