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Monday, February 9, 2009

Rapid Response Trip to Florida

Mike, Chuck, and David are in Florida this week on Rapid Response to assist Missionary Flights International by performing a "hot-section" inspection of the engines on MFI's turbine-powered DC-3.

After a specific number of hours of operation, the hot-section of a turbine engine (the part of a turbine engine where the fuel is burned) is required to be inspected. MMS is able to not only provide that service at our facility in Coshocton, but we can also travel to different locations and provide the service where needed.

One of MFI's DC-3's was modified to turbine power several years ago. Turbine engines are more dependable than the DC-3's original piston engines and are more economically viable in most parts of the world today. Here are two photos taken during the "Turbine-3's" visit to MMS a couple summers ago.

MFI's Turbine-3 taxis away from our hangar.

Taking off

If you'd like to learn more about MFI and their aviation ministry to Haiti, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic, click here. Two MMS graduates currently serve with MFI.

Thank you for your gifts and prayers that not only allow us to maintain and repair missionary airplanes here in Coshocton, but to also travel to where our maintenance services are needed whether it be in the United States or around the world.

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