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 […]

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 […]

“In our struggle, you arrived…and removed some of those struggles.” Story by Hannah Gardener. Photos by SDP’s Aerial Health Patrol Morehead, a district centre situated in the lowlands of Papua New Guinea’s Western Province, is home to a healthcare centre suffering from prolonged depletion of supplies and morale. Twenty years without desperately needed anti-venom is […]

It’s been so great to be out and about flying this week, as we started to survey airstrips in the Goroka area,” shares Glenys Watson. “Some communities met us with dancing and crying – so happy to have seen a plane land after more than two months without. At the same time, I’ve heard stories […]