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Bridget Ingham

Pilot, PNG

God first placed the desire to be a pilot in my heart when I was 11 years old. I grew up in a Christian family and excelled academically. I completed a PhD in physics in 2005 and worked as a research scientist in the UK, USA and New Zealand. During my undergraduate study I gained my private pilot’s licence, but let it lapse when I went overseas.

In early 2016 God reminded me of the dream to be a pilot. When I looked into what it would take to become a MAF pilot, God showed me how the different parts of my life—my abilities, opportunities and experiences—all fitted together and that this had been His plan for me all along.

I obtained my commercial pilot’s licence in 2017 and started working for MAF in 2019 as a flight instructor at the MAF Flight Training Centre in Mareeba, Australia, with 6 months in 2020 as a relief pilot in Timor-Leste. I am now serving in Papua New Guinea as a mission pilot.

I am incredibly excited to be used by God in this way, serving Him through working for MAF. I know the future will not be easy, but I know that God goes before me and I can trust Him in all things. I thank and praise Him for everyone who is joining with me and supporting me on this journey of faith.

Favourite verse: Isaiah 40:31 ‘They that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength; they shall rise up on wings like eagles, they 



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