OUR HISTORY

Our history, our values, our story—it makes us who we are.

The Humble Hero

Greeting Trevor Strong is like meeting a long lost friend. His warmth and graciousness are the first things I notice as I shake hands with one of the men who, in the midst of the horrors of WWII,Read more

2016: Trevor Strong Passes

Born in Waihi on November 29, 1914, Trevor Strong, one of the founding members of MAF, passed away in New Zealand on Monday. 8 February at age 101. Trevor once said, "It gives me great joy to thinkRead more

2015: MAF Starts Programme in Liberia

Following long delays caused by the Ebola outbreak, the first aircraft to serve in Liberia arrived at Monrovia on Monday 17 August after completing a landmark five-day trip across 11 countries. MAFRead more

2015: ZK-MAF Arrives in New Zealand

On Wednesday 11 March MAF NZ's Cessna 206 arrives in New Zealand. Over SO people gathered at the hangar of Christian Aviat ion to be part of the Dedication of the aircraft. Rick Velvin {left) andRead more

2014: Work on New MAF Training Centre Starts

MAF enters a joint venture with Aviation Australia in Cairns, offering quality flight training with a specific focus on preparing pilots for "MAF style" bush aviation. The MAF Training Centre inRead more

2013: MAF Aids Typhoon Haiyan Victims

MAF and New Tribes Mission (NTM) combined relief work in the Philippines, which resulted in 367 flight hours, 595 flights,183,181 pounds (83,264 kg) of cargo and 287 passengers delivered.Read more

2012: MAF Unveiled a New Logo

The logo was designed around the themes of Aviation, Technology and the Spirit of Christian Love. Its overall look positioned MAF as a leading professional organisation poised for the future and gaveRead more

2011: MAF Helps Fight Disease and Hunger

MAF assists in efforts to combat measles and cholera epidemics in West DRC. With thousands dying of starvation in Kenya and Somalia, MAF begins twice-weekly flights to the Dadaab refugee camp.Read more

2009: "Ride To Fly" Fundraiser

Frank Carter (second from left) rides "DOT" (the motorbike in the photo above) 4,598 kilometres, from the far north (Cape Reinga) to Bluff (in the extreme south) of New Zealand. This motorbike had anRead more

2008: MAF Assists in Relief Work

In the northern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, responding to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) raids on villagers there (photo). In Haiti: after four major storms caused widespreadRead more

2005: MAF Responds to Tsunami in Indonesia

Following a series of earthquakes and a devastating tsunami, MAF is the first on site in Meulaboh, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. This Cessna 206 landed on a stretch of road to bring essential reliefRead more

2003: MAF Moves Heavy Maintenance Facility to Mareeba

For 40 years the heavy maintenance facility was located in Ballarat, Victoria, but moved to Mareeba (near Cairns) in 2003. This allowed it to better serve MAF field operations in Arnhem Land, Papua NRead more