Find out about MAF’s worldwide work!
We are looking forward to coming to Whanganui and Hawera, and warmly invite you to join us at one of these events. Tell your friends! All welcome.
Tuesday 14 May
Welcome anytime between 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Whanganui Aero club, Whanganui Airport
Wednesday 15 May
Welcome anytime between 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Waihi Road, Hawera Aero club, Hawera Airport
With a fleet of 130 aircraft in over 30 countries, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) flies in some of the most challenging places in the world! This is an opportunity to find out more about the worldwide ministry of MAF. Chat with some of the MAF New Zealand team and meet MAF NZ CEO Mark Fox. Come and see an operational MAF plane that flew as a lifeline to isolated communities for 30 years!
** Please note that this event is dependent on good weather. Please check our website the day before the event is scheduled to confirm we are able to go ahead.
About the Cessna aircraft
This Cessna 206 is an operational aircraft that flew with MAF for 30 years, first in Cambodia and then in the remote far north of Australia. It has the capacity to carry up to 5 passengers or 400kg of freight. It is currently used to train and prepare pilots for the challenging conditions they will face overseas.
All MAF’s 206s have been modified to suit the environments in which they fly; over-size main wheels and heavy-duty nose gear are designed to withstand the forces exerted on the aircraft from rough airstrips. A large cargo pod underneath the plane allows extra freight to be carried.
One of the smallest aircraft in the MAF fleet, it is a durable, reliable “workhorse”. With a cruising speed of 222kph (120 knots) it is one of the slowest aircraft in the fleet, but its ability to land on short, rugged airstrips makes it ideally suited for MAF’S work.
We look forward to seeing you!