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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Prayers for The Hoblits, MMS Aviation, and MAG

Brad and Crystal Hoblit successfully completed their application/evaluation process last week and were accepted as MMS' newest apprentice family. The Hoblits intend to complete maintenance training with MMS before making the move to Burlington, NC where they'll pursue the additional flight training component offered through our partnership with Missionary Air Group (MAG).

Speaking of MAG, several members of MAG's operational staff were in the hangar last Monday for meetings, aviation maintenance strategy sessions, and to participate in the Hoblit's candidate evaluation: Sean Donnelly, President & CEO; Scott Grote, Director of Aviation Maintenance; Keith Dodson, Director of Operations; and Paul Jones, Guatemala Program Director. Paul just returned from a year of language school in Costa Rica and will make the move to Guatemala later this summer. Both Scott and Paul are graduates of MMS apprenticeship.

Scott, Paul, and Sean utilize the MMS Supervisor's Office.

Brad drills holes in the front spar of a horizontal stabilizer...

...and squeezes rivets on a bulkhead frame as part of his technical evaluation conducted by MMS Staff.

He also underwent a consultation flight with Paul Jones, 
MAG's Guatemala Program Director.

Paul and Brad debrief after the flight.

Brad, Crystal, and Lillia Hoblit

The Hoblits have returned home to the Dayton, Ohio area to raise the financial and prayer support necessary to begin service. Please pray for Brad, Crystal, and Lillia as they embark on this new adventure to join us in Coshocton, OH.

And please pray for MMS and MAG as we continue refining roles and responsibilities related to our growing operational relationship and training partnership.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Structure, Wiring, Inspection, and an Engine Run

 Here are a few snapshots of our current projects:

Geoff dimples a new leading edge skin as part of a horizontal stabilizer modification for Missionary Air Group's Cessna 206 down in Rus Rus, Honduras.

Chuck removes corrosion on the airframe of a Cessna 206 being restored for ministry in Suriname.

Andy and Mike discuss how to best route the wiring for the engine analyzer they're installing on Gospel Carrier International's Cessna 172.

Terry cleans the engine of a regional Piper Cherokee undergoing annual inspection.

Josh uses a digital tachometer during the test run of an engine we overhauled for New Life Ministry's Piper Aztec.