MAF pilots complete mission to support Aerial Health Patrol

Story & Pics courtesy of MAF PNG


Mission completed!

“We were happy to have finished the mission!”

Standing in front of MAF PNG’s aircraft Sierra Delta Papa at the end of their 3 days flying are pilots Jan Ivar Andresen from Norway and Corné Noordhoek from the Netherlands. 

On Wednesday, Andresen and Noordhoek took off from Mount Hagen flying Sierra Delta Papa (P2-SDP), MAF’s dedicated aircraft for supporting the work of Aerial Health Patrol (AHP) which is funded through the PNG Sustainable Development Program (PNGSDP).

Similar to the previous week’s flying, the pilots flew AHP staff to and from Balimo so that they had enough personnel to man the hospital and the area health patrol program. The aircraft picked up medical supplies from Port Moresby on behalf of AHP, who are also supporting the local hospital at Balimo.

“Getting supplies into Balimo is a real challenge. So they are really helped by our support with the airplane,” reported Corné. 

Story & Pics courtesy of MAF PNG

Mission Aviation Fellowship is an international Christian organisation whose mission is to fly light aircraft and to use other technology to bring help and hope to people in some of the world’s most isolated communities. Every four minutes a MAF plane is taking off or landing somewhere in the world to assist missions, churches, aid and development agencies, and other local groups to transform lives and share the love of God.

MAF has operated in Papua New Guinea continuously since 1951, serving remote communities through aviation. Using our Cessna Caravan, C208 aircraft we are able to overcome the physical barriers that prevent people in Papua New Guinea from having access to healthcare, education, safe water and the Gospel, helping to bring physical and spiritual healing to the isolated people of this country. We serve the local communities, local church groups, missionaries, NGOs, development and relief agencies, and government departments who are working to change the lives of those living in remote areas.

MAF’s vision is to see isolated people physically and spiritually transformed in Christ’s name by sharing God’s love through aviation and technology.

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