Often MAF aeroplanes are the only safe and reliable means of transportation for churches, aid and mission agencies to reach otherwise isolated communities. In regions without passable roads, MAF can reduce a doctor’s all-day trek by foot to a mere 20-minute flight, or provide a single flight that can haul a half-ton of cargo into an area that would otherwise require a train of pack animals, several guides and weeks of grueling effort to reach by land.
MAF planes transport medical supplies to restock a local village clinic, Bibles translated into a local language for the very first time, building supplies for a new school, replacement parts for a broken well or a national pastor to provide encouragement and discipleship to a remote congregation. They bring emergency food, transport the sick and injured, deliver doctors, medicine, and relief supplies. MAF also bring the resources, including seeds and livestock, that enable people in remote communities help build better lives for themselves and their families.
MAF flies over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts to bring the basic services that can only be supplied by using light aircraft. For countless thousands of families, the sound of a MAF plane is the sound of hope.
In New Zealand, MAF is a registered charity funded by voluntary gifts.