Sorry about being out of the hangar and unable to post for the past week or so.
Thanks for your patience in checking back. I'm just now able to start getting some info up about our team in Oshkosh representing MMS at EAA's AirVenture 2009.
Over the past couple days, our ten person team (Ian, Paul, Scott G., Dave, Andy, Robert, Tim & Michele, and Dwight & Rena) made it safely up to Oshkosh, WI by car, scheduled airline, and private aircraft and prepared for their first day of display in the Fly-4-Life Tent.
Over 500,000 people are expected to attend this year's week-long AirVenture which, as one of its features, is focused on missionary, humanitarian, and rescue aviation. While missionary aviation has been represented at Oshkosh in various venues for many years, this is the first year it has ever been featured in the primary display area. Consequently the missionary presence swelled five-fold from last year's AirVenture growing from 85 missionaries to over 400 missionaries representing Christian aviation progams from all around the world.
Members of our team will man our display in the Fly-4-Life tent, answer questions about mission aviation, speak at churches, represent MMS at special activities, assist Missionary Aviation Support Organization (MASA) with the logistics of feeding 400+ missionaries 3 meals a day, share opportunities to serve through apprenticeship with MMS, and build relationships that will help expand God's Kingdom even further. For the MASA list of special events click here.
I'll post info and updates from the team as I receive them!
Stay tuned and check back often!
Here's the EAA's official Sunday update video: