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  • 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…

  • MAF’s Kodiak PK-MVK makes her first flight in Papua

    MAF’s Kodiak PK-MVK makes her first flight in Papua

    7 Jul 2021

    On 7 July, MAF’s latest aircraft - PK-MVK - finally made her first operational flight to Emdoman Village following months of coronavirus travel restrictions. On board the one-hour flight were boxes of the New Testament and food supplies destined for remote communities in the central mountainous region of Yahukimo Regency…

  • Saving babies in South Sudan

    Saving babies in South Sudan

    1 Jul 2021

    MAF South Sudan’s maintenance manager and former electrician, James Mollenhauer, always knew his skills would come in handy on the mission field, but little did he know he would be fixing breathing apparatus for newborns. MAF’s Jenny Davies finds out how some simple repairs have transformed the work of ‘In Deed and Truth Hospital’…

  • MAF delivers copies of Bible in Chadian Arabic for the first time

    MAF delivers copies of Bible in Chadian Arabic for the first time

    24 Jun 2021

    25 years in the making, the entire Bible has finally been translated into Chadian Arabic. On 28 May, MAF delivered copies to the remote northern town of Bardaï and dispatched a further batch to Dar Sila in eastern Chad on 24 June. MAF’s Katie Machell reports…

  • MAF partner, 'Ambassador Aviation' evacuates refugees in Mozambique

    MAF partner, 'Ambassador Aviation' evacuates refugees in Mozambique

    21 Jun 2021

    Thousands of people have fled Palma on the northeast coast of Mozambique following terror attacks on 24 March. Since 31 March, local MAF partner – Ambassador Aviation – has rescued more than 1,000 refugees in a joint emergency evacuation effort…

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