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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Honduran 206 Returns to Missionary Service!

Hallelujah, the Honduran 206 returned to missionary service today!

After an extended and extensive restoration process, Alas de Socorro's Cessna 206 fired up on the first try and then launched into the sky on its way back to ministry in Honduras. Piloted by missionaries George and Wes, and loaded with cargo, the airplane roared down the runway and into the Coshocton sky on a day perfect for flying.

Assembled as much with our sweat and blood over the past three years as with rivets and screws, it was a joyous moment as the airplane's landing gear left the asphalt of Runway 22. More than twenty different mechanics worked on this airplane during its time in the hangar and many maintenance skills were gained as the airplane was lovingly repaired and restored. Mike Dunkley oversaw the project and what a project it was. It seems that everyone literally had a hand in returning this airplane to service.

We praise the Lord for His working in us and through us, and in and through you, by your gifts and prayers. You truly are our partners in this ministry.

George and Mike

Some of the crew that helped restore the Honduran 206.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Next Blog Post: On Or Around April 1st

No, this isn't an early April Fool's joke. I'm just out of the hangar until the end of the month and then, once I'm back, it's going to take me a day or two to get caught up to the point of blogging again. I appreciate your patience.

In the meantime, feel free to peruse any or all of the previous 199 posts!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Engine's Installed in the Brazilian 206

The engine has been installed in the Asas de Socorro Cessna 206 for ministry in Brazil. With the wings on (see previous video) and the engine in, the emphasis shifts over to completing the instrument panel and the modifications inside the fuselage. Here's the video:

Friday, March 5, 2010

Attaching the Wings to the Brazilian 206

Work on the Brazilian 206 continues to move ahead. Here's a clip of the guys attaching the wings to the fuselage. Lord willing, the next video will feature the engine being installed!

Thanks for being part this ministry through your gifts and prayers!