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Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Chad 206 Project is Completed

This is an exciting day at MMS. The long process of restoring the MAF 206 from Chad, Africa was completed last Friday, it was test flown Monday and Tuesday, and today it's being inspected by a team from the FAA in order to receive its Export Certificate of Airworthiness.

As soon as the Export C of A inspection is passed, the process of taking the airplane apart will start. Considering it took a year of hard work to repair it and put it all together, it seems odd to be taking it apart after only a few days of operation, but the airplane is critically needed in South Africa and the shipping container will be here any day.

Ian takes the Chad 206 up on its test flight Monday afternoon.

Paul, David, Gertjan, and Dale, "Team Coates" with the airplane
after the successful flight.

Thanks for being a part of this process through your interest, your prayers, and your gifts.

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