Background

Becki grew up in Devon and has had a passion for flying ever since her first flying lesson out of Exeter Airport at the age of nine. Pursuing this interest in aviation, she went to Johannesburg, South Africa, after finishing her A-levels to gain a Private Pilots Licence. Becki then went to Bath University to read Physics. While there, she attended the Christian Union, joined a local church and came to know the Lord Jesus.

After living in Qatar until he was 12, Matt moved to Dorset with his family, living in Wimborne and attending Canford School. He went on to read physics at Bath where he met Becki.

We married in 2008 and moved to Cheltenham to enable Becki to continue with her commercial pilot training. Meanwhile, Matt started teacher training at Gloucester University. A job flying out of Plymouth airport as the ‘eye in the sky’ pilot for a local radio station saw Becki and Matt move back to the south-west, where Matt taught science at Holsworthy Community College.

Our MAF journey

Becki first heard of the amazing work of MAF at Christian Union in 2005, and quickly decided to become an Area Rep, giving presentations to churches and groups around the south-west. She spent a week in Uganda in 2007 seeing an MAF operation in action and, once she had gained the required flying experience, began the application process to become a pilot with MAF. Bethan was born in March 2012.

We moved as a family to Madagascar in September 2014 to serve with the MAF programme there. After returning to the UK for the birth of our son Luke we moved to Chad in October 2017 where Becki is working as a pilot and Operations Manager.

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