Bringing help, hope and healing for 75 years
For over 75 years, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has been flying light aircraft to reach inaccessible communities cut off by geographical barriers such as jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts, or isolated by conflict.
During World War II Christian servicemen and women from around the world independently had the vision to use aircraft for good, to reach people living in isolation.
This vision led to the registration of MAF in London in 1945, with the first survey flights of central and east Africa in 1948, and the beginning of MAF’s first programme being established in Sudan in 1950. Like-minded organisations were registered in the USA and Australia around the same time, with programmes beginning in South and Central America and in Papua New Guinea.
Today, MAF serves in 31 countries with 116 aircraft. We enable more than 1,400 aid and development organisations, missions and local churches to bring medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope to thousands of communities.