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Monday, March 16, 2009

The LeTourneau University Missions Team Arrives

MMS is blessed to have an ongoing relationship with LeTourneau University's School of Aeronautical Science. For nearly every Spring Break since 2003, a missions team of aviation students and students interested in aviation has traveled from their campus in Longview, Texas to spend a week helping us maintain, modify and repair missionary aircraft. The team for 2009 arrived yesterday evening and is already hard at work in our hangar.

The Letourneau Team beside the Gospel Carrier International (GCI)
Super King Air 200 in Hangar C.

Eli and Julia work together to safety wire an
engine component on GCI's King Air 200.

Ken troubleshoots the purge valves on the King Air.

Ben fabricates a brake line for the King Air.

Scott instructs Pete in how to install a bell-crank for a Robertson STOL kit
in the wing of a missionary Cessna 206 from Honduras.

Rachel sandblasts an elevator for a Taylorcraft
in preparation for application of new fabric.

Kevin discusses reassembly of one of the King Air brake master cylinders with Paul.

Matt removes bad skin from a Cessna 206 restoration for a ministry in Brazil.

We're very pleased to have this group of young men and women serving with us this week.


Anonymous said...

Great pics! I'm really proud of my brother Pete for all the amazing work he is doing! Looks like a great team. Have fun!

Keith said...

Thanks for your comment. I hope to feature Pete a bit more in today's (Day 4's)post.