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MAF Needs Christian Pilots & Mechanics for Overseas Assignments
OSHKOSH, Wis. -- July 24, 2018––Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is seeking Christian pilots, aircraft mechanics, and pilot-mechanics to serve at its overseas bases.

MAF is a Christian organization with a unique mission: it uses airplanes and other technologies to reach the world’s most isolated people, so that they can experience the love of Jesus and improve their lives. With a fleet of more than 125 airplanes worldwide, MAF supports the work of some 2,000 church, medical, relief, development and mission organizations across Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Indonesia, and Latin America.

And they’re hiring!

According to Chad Irwin of MAF’s Mobilization Department, “The ideal candidate is a committed Christian who feels called to minister overseas through aviation. Pilots need a commercial pilot license with instrument rating and at least 1,000 flight hours. Mechanic candidates need an airframe and powerplant certificate. The ideal person is both a pilot and a mechanic—someone with those credentials needs just 400 flight hours. We also have openings for avionics technicians, teachers, IT folks, and those with finance skills.”

The work is life-changing. Just this spring, MAF was involved in combatting an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), conducting relief flights following earthquakes in Papua New Guinea, and providing food, water, tarps, and other necessities to a refugee camp in the DRC.

“This is in addition to the work we do every day. In a typical day you might fly pastors to a church conference, children to school, or carry a village woman in labor to the hospital,” says Irwin. “In places where ground travel is extremely difficult—if not impossible—every flight makes a difference.”

To learn more, stop by MAF’s AirVenture display. You’ll find MAF at booth 21 along James Ray Blvd. in the AirVenture main aircraft display area, not too far from the main entrance gate. Visitors to the exhibit can try their hand at the flight simulator, talk to MAF pilots, and check out the ministry organization’s Kodiak airplane. Guests can also experience an MAF flight in the small African country of Lesotho, using virtual reality headsets that put you right in the airplane.

More information is also available at

Mission Aviation Fellowship ( was founded in 1945 by WWII pilots who had a vision for how aviation could be used to spread the Gospel. In 1946, pilot Betty Greene flew the first MAF plane on its inaugural flight, transporting two missionaries from Wycliffe Bible Translators to a remote jungle location in Mexico. Since that time MAF has grown to a global family of organizations working in 37 countries. Its U.S. headquarters is in Nampa, Idaho.

Photo: MAF pilot/mechanic Jon Cadd plays with children at Nebobongo Hospital mission station in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo by LuAnne Cadd.


For Information Contact:
Dianna Gibney, 208-498-0778,
At AirVenture contact Alexis Adams, 208-407-7128 [ home ]

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