Dear MAF Friends, Family, Partners,   We would like to thank you for your patience as we have been working through the challenges of Covid-19 along with our own safety review following recent incidents.   The condition of the rural airstrips still plays a significant role in limiting our flight operations. The MAF team has committed […]

Facilitating a Trauma Healing Course Part 1: Together We Learn Story and Photos by Harriëtte Knigge At the beginning of March, I was allowed to fly to Moropote with Caroline Wälde to give a trauma healing course. Caroline works with Liebenzell Mission and, for years, they have regularly held week-long courses for the people in […]

Sepik area airstrip surveys Between 19-22 May, our Goroka based pilots Brad Venter and Arjan Paas, along with a team from the Rural Airstrip Agency, RAA, spent a few days in the Sepik to survey various airstrip our Wewak base flies to. Now, Wilfred Knigge und Andy Symmonds, our Wewak based pilots know the ins […]

When pilot Wilfred Knigge lands at an airstrip, he brings his well-established routine and friendly Dutch personality with him. His routine begins by helping the passengers disembark from the aircraft and sending them off with their luggage. This is followed by the normal after-landing checks; walking around the aircraft and weighing and logging passengers and […]