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  • 80-year-old adrenaline addict Patsy Kettle skydives for MAF raising £4K+

    80-year-old adrenaline addict Patsy Kettle skydives for MAF raising £4K+

    12 Nov 2021

    Patsy Kettle – a retired vicar and former teacher from Surrey – decided to celebrate her 80th birthday with an indoor skydive raising thousands for MAF’s 7&5 Campaign. The thrill seeker is no stranger to an adrenaline rush, having already raced a Ferrari and Lamborghini on a previous birthday. Patsy recounts her latest feat and why she’s supporting MAF…

  • DRC missionary ambushed by rebels on the road: ‘Now I fly with MAF!’

    DRC missionary ambushed by rebels on the road: ‘Now I fly with MAF!’

    9 Nov 2021

    Fresh rebel fighting in eastern DRC in recent weeks has forced at least 11,000 refugees into neighbouring Uganda in one single day, according to UNHR. But for MAF frequent flyer, Kenneth Rwego, falling foul of DRC’s dangerous militia is nothing new as he shares his terrifying tale with MAF’s Jill Vine…

  • MAF workshops change lives in South Sudan, 10 years after independence

    MAF workshops change lives in South Sudan, 10 years after independence

    6 Nov 2021

    In South Sudan’s tenth year of independence, MAF continues to run peace and reconciliation workshops all over the country. This month, Rumbek in central South Sudan hosted MAF following on from Kajo Keji in the south and Malakal in the north. Since 2018, 18 workshops have transformed lives, replacing hate with hope…

  • ‘Let there be light’ – solar power under the spotlight

    ‘Let there be light’ – solar power under the spotlight

    31 Oct 2021

    As COP26 gets underway in Glasgow, renewable energy is on the agenda. MAF Technologies PNG has been facilitating solar energy solutions for over 60 years. For remote PNG villages, reliable energy makes the difference between life and death. Elsewhere, for MAF’s headquarters in Chad, solar power is a more sustainable and economically viable option…

  • MAF Scotland raise over £20K for MAF '7&5' Campaign

    MAF Scotland raise over £20K for MAF '7&5' Campaign

    29 Oct 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’s Aerial Health Patrols in PNG go from strength to strength

    MAF’s Aerial Health Patrols in PNG go from strength to strength

    5 Oct 2021

    Four years ago, MAF asked Kompiam Hospital: ‘What would physical and spiritual impact look like in Enga and East Sepik?’ One year on, Kompiam Aerial Health Patrol was born, flying doctors to remote villages in under an hour instead of walking for days to treat patients. Dr Williams shares how MAF has transformed her work and the lives of her people…

  • Five medevacs in five days – saving lives in Papua New Guinea

    Five medevacs in five days – saving lives in Papua New Guinea

    18 Sep 2021

    As one of MAF’s busiest programmes, PNG pilots frequently transport the sick and injured by air in under an hour, avoiding days of treacherous travel by road or river. Saving time, saves lives as MAF’s Annelie Edsmyr reports, one busy week in September…

  • 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 in South Sudan with acute appendicitis

    MAF medevacs missionary in South Sudan 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 Leslie Draper - who helped assemble MAF’s first ever Cessna aircraft - Mark decided to apply to MAF. MAF’s Jo Lamb, takes up the story…

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