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A host of new web features are now on-line, all focused on facilitating the work you are involved in - Mission Aviation. This means more resources and connections at your fingertips for you as a member.
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Members: It's Time to Renew
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New Executive Director
I A M A is pleased to announce the selection of its first Executive Director. Through an agreement with New Tribes Mission, Michael Stroh has been made available to IAMA to serve as Executive Director on a nearly full-time basis.
MAF Pilot Dies in Swimming Accident
Indonesia (MNN) -- A tragedy has hit Mission Aviation Fellowship. The ministry has lost a pilot/mechanic, but not the way you might think. MAF's Gene Jordan says 30-year-old Ben Uskert died in a swimming accident in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Wings For Christ Address the High Cost of Training
Wings for Christ Northwest is a new aviation ministry in Washington State, offering partially subsidized flight training to individuals called to Missionary Aviation, but held back by the high cost. Our goal is to enable these missionaries to enter the field without incurring debt, enabling them to serve more efficiently.
Missionary Aviation Spotlighted at EAA AirVenture 2009
Mission aviation will be on the world stage at AirVenture 2009. Each year, the EAA selects three aspects of aviation to be featured at the “world’s largest aviation celebration.” In 2009, humanitarian aviation will be in the spotlight. The overall feature is comprised of mission aviation and public benefit aviation (PBA). The EAA desires to “showcase the breadth and depth of good works accomplished by general aviation throughout the world.” Public benefit aviation includes the people and organizations (such as the Air Care Alliance) who are dedicated to community service.
MAF Dedicates Its First KODIAK Missionary Plane
NAMPA, Idaho – MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) inaugurated a new era in missionary aviation when it dedicated its first KODIAK aircraft on May 2 at its headquarters here.
MAF is a faith-based, nonprofit ministry that serves missions and isolated people around the world with aviation, communications and learning technologies. The new KODIAK is the first of the next-generation bush planes to be produced under a visionary arrangement between MAF and the manufacturer, Quest Aircraft Co. of Sandpoint, Idaho
Meet IAMA Volunteers Rob & Teena Ray
Meet IAMA Volunteers Rob & Teena Ray.
Rob (also and more commonly known as “Smokey”) and Teena both work for Southwest Airlines.
Rob, a former Air Force F-16 pilot, is now Captain up front on the flight deck of a Southwest Airlines 737. Smokey’s flying career spans from his teens logging hundreds of hours towing banners over Florida beaches to one of the most advanced cockpits in aviation, an F-16. He is also an A&P
Mission Aviation Moments: A History Through Art
Mission Aviation Moments: A History Through Art – In keeping with the AirVenture 2009 “Fly for Life”
theme, award-winning artist Sharon Rajnus has created a series of paintings depicting historic moments in mission aviation to debut July 2009 at Oshkosh. From the Andes to Oshkosh, the artist will tell the stories behind these paintings.
MAF Caravan-A floating workhorse
From Aviation News Magazine
Unique operational environments need unique solutions. In Bangladesh, the use of an amphibious aircraft for humanitarian work is answering such a need.
After just a 30-min inspection for Customs approval and only three hours for final import documentation to be approved, Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) new amphibious Cessna Caravan, S2-AEC, arrived in Bangladesh in August 2005 to begin work from its base at Dhaka. The smart new aircraft, purchased through generous donations from individuals, churches and charitable trusts, replaces a long-serving but ageing de Havilland Canada Beaver floatplane