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Friday, June 24, 2011

The Gabon 207 Is on Its Landing Gear

A major milestone was reached on the Gabon 207 project as the landing gear repair and re-installation was completed.

Thank you for your prayers and gifts making progress on this project possible.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Restoration of Brigade Air's Cessna 172

After several months of inspection, restoration and repair, Brigade Air's Cessna 172 was recently dedicated for ministry.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

GCI's King Air Arrives for Maintenance

Here's a quick video clip of Gospel Carrier International's Super King Air 200 being positioned in Hangar A after it arrived for scheduled maintenance.We expect the the aircraft to be with us for 1-2 weeks.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Graduate In Action On The Field

This is fun! Here's a clip of one of our MMS graduates, Brian Pottinger, landing his Cessna 208 in Anggruk, a village located in the central highland area of Papua, Indonesia. Brian and his family serve with Associated Mission Aviation (AMA). This landing strip is very typical for mountainous flight operations.

Thanks for helping prepare families like the Pottingers for service in remote locations around the world through your prayers and gifts in support of our ministry here in Coshocton, Ohio.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Report From Zambia, Africa

(Here's a report from Josh & Paul updating us on their work in Zambia, Africa. This blog originally appeared as a post on Adelsbergers in Aviation.)

First Service Flight
The 207 was loaded up and prepped for its first real service flight since the new engine was installed. For those of you who are thinking "I wouldn't want to be on the first flight," let me reassure you that the engine has been checked and double checked. We've completed several hours of runs on the test stand, in the plane on the ground and a return to service check flight.

Loading baggage and cargo for the early morning flight.

The couple being flown are from an organization called "Brass Tacks." Brass Tacks sends out missionaries with construction skills all over the world on short term trips. This couple and the two guys we will be flying back with on Friday were involved with building a new cafeteria for the mission's school.

Boarding the 207

After load the baggage and passengers and allowing the engine and turbo to warm up to operational temperature John Louden and the 207 were off. It is around a 3 hour flight to Lusaka.


Today with both planes gone Paul and I will work on breaking down the old 207 engine and packaging it for return to MMS.

Check back again tomorrow for a few final random photos and thoughts.