MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP
A charity organisation that's main focus is based in mission work with a strong emphasis on evangelism and church nurture, providing medical assistance, disaster response, community development, training and development of indigenous peoples.
The charity was formed after 3 WWII pilots, Edwin Hartwig (Australia), Murray Kendon (England) and Jim Truxton (America) had a vision that aviation could be used to spread the gospel. They started Missionary Aviation Agencies in the respective countries with the support of like minded Christians.
The MAF of today provides transport to missionaries, translators, support personnel, consultants, trainers and linguists. They also provide medical evacuations and assist in disaster relief work. They engage in such diverse tasks from digging wells to disaster relief to installing jungle communications. With their strong Christian belief to provide support to many Christian mission organisations, hospitals, local people and governments.
MAF provides its personnel with training in STOL (short take-off and landings) and other specialised techniques as the organisation is involved in flying into steep, short or otherwise difficult runways. The organisation has a range of aircraft they operate worldwide, which include Beechcraft Super King Air 200, Cessna 172P Skyhawk, Cessna 182 SMA Skylane, Cessna T182JT-A Turbo Skylane, Cessna 185 Skywagon, Cessna U206F Stationair, Cessna U206G Stationair II, Cessna TU206G Turbo Stationair, Cessna 207 Skywagon, Cessna 208A Caravan, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, Cessna 210 Centurion, de Havilland DHC-6-200 Twin Otter, Gippsland GA8 Airvan, Gippsland GA8-TC 320 Airvan, Pilatus Po-12, Pilatus PO-6 Porter, Piper PA-28-R Arrow, Piper PA 32R-301T Saratoga, Quest Kodiak 100.