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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Oshkosh Continued #1: The Maverick

Thanks for your prayers for Team Oshkosh this past week. Everyone returned home safe, tired, and, at the same time, energized. The initial reports I've received indicate the week was well invested in ministry with exciting opportunities, contacts, possibilities, and options existing now that didn't exist before AirVenture 2009 began.

The turnout was great and the interest in mission aviation was high. The reality of having more than 400 missionaries and Christian workers in one place for seven days created its own unique synergy within the worldwide aviation community gathered at the event known simply as "Oshkosh."

One of the more unique missionary aviation projects on display was the "Maverick," a flying car geared toward meeting air and ground transportation for indigenous peoples in remote locations. The Maverick is a design and development project of Steve Saint and
i-tec (Indigenous peoples Technology Education Center). MMS has worked closely with Steve Saint on several aviation projects and restored the PA-14 used in the making of the feature film, "End of The Spear."

Here's The Maverick on display at Oshkosh.

Here's video of The Maverick in operation.

To watch additional video of The Maverick, and visit the i-tec website, click here.

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