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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

42Q is heading to service

After a 21/2 year rebuild the Suriname 206 is heading to service. It is easy for us to get attached to such an extensive project. We know that the work we do here at MMS is to fix these planes for their intended purpose so that they can be used to bring the good news of the gospel to places that are remote and would be very difficult to access with out them.

42Q was ferry piloted by Sarah Morris yesterday to Florida where it will be handed over to MAF Suriname to be brought into country for service. Suriname is the only dutch speaking country in south America. Sarah is one of only four female missionary pilots. Following is a couple pictures of the departure.

Bathing the Suriname 206 with prayer and praise. It is finished.
A wave of the wings as Sarah bids farewell with 42Q and heads south toward Florida.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Oshkosh EAA 2015

Every year MMS goes to Oshkosh, WI where we set up a table in the IAMA missions tent representing one of a myriad of Christian Missionary flight organizations and representing missionary aviation as part of the whole of aviation. We are glad to be a part of this big event and grateful for the opportunity to showcase who we are.

each year about 500,000 people come to Oshkosh to watch and see airplanes doing everything from aerobatics to military past and present showing off their skills. There seems to be miles of parked airplanes to walk through and a seaplane base located south just a few miles. It is accessible by bus from the grounds doing hourly shuttles.

Here are some pictures of the event that shows some of the vastness of aviation.
Samaritan Ministries new 206 Cessna will be heading for Papua New Guinea soon.

Icon makes planes in the light sport division. This plane will fold up and fit on a trailer.

Airbus A350 is the largest jetliner in the world. At 6'2" I can stand inside the engine and not touch.

This Junkers 13 was the first metal bodied plane from 1934

This formation of war birds is a complete volunteer effort for the airshow. They pay all of their own expenses and on their own time for the show.