About Our Planes

Mission Aviation Fellowship operates a global fleet of more than 140 aircraft capable of taking off and landing on short, rugged airstrips and waterways to bring hope and healing to some of the most isolated people in the world. With its fleet of 52 planes, MAF-US is a significant part of this effort.

MAF flights support Christian workers, evangelists, teachers, medical personnel, and relief workers. MAF planes haul food, seed, and livestock; deliver Bibles and Christian materials; transport the sick and injured; deliver doctors, medicine, and relief supplies; and carry the materials for a better life to people who need it most—people others cannot reach.

MAF airplanes are often the only safe and reliable means of transportation for those involved in ministry. In regions without trafficable roads, MAF typically can reduce a missionary's all-day trek by foot to a mere 20-minute flight.  Click here to learn about MAF's special airplane modifications that allow our aircraft to operate safely in difficult terrain and harsh environmental conditions.

Cessna 206

Single-Engine (Piston) with Seating for 6
21 Cessna 206s are in Service with MAF-US

The powerful engine, rugged construction and a large cabin has made this aircraft a popular bush plane. Cessna describes the 206 as "the sport-utility vehicle of the air."

Adopt a Cessna 206 serving in Lesotho or Mozambique

Cessna 208

Single-Engine (Turboprop) with Seating for 10
11 Cessna 208s are in Service with MAF-US

This plane can be outfitted with various types of landing gear including skis, enlarged tires for unprepared runways, floats, or an under-belly cargo pod used for additional freight capacity.

Adopt a Cessna 208 serving in East DRC or West DRC

Quest KODIAK 100

Single-Engine (Turboprop) with Seating for 10
9 KODIAKs are in Service with MAF-US

Passenger seats in the KODIAK are track-mounted, making them easily removable when cargo is to be carried. It has a large clamshell door in the aft fuselage for cargo loading or for access to the other eight passenger positions.

Adopt a KODIAK serving in Papua

Cessna 182

Single-Engine (SMA Diesel)with Seating for 5
1 Cessna 182s are in Service with MAF-US

The Cessna 182 is an all-metal (mostly aluminum alloy) aircraft, although some parts–such as engine cowling nosebowl and wingtips–are made of fiberglass or thermoplastic material.

HH-MAF, Haiti

Cessna 207

Single-Engine(Piston) with Seating for 8
2 Cessna 207 is in Service with MAF-US

The Model 207 is an eight-seat development of the 206. The nose section was extended 18" and the aft section was extended by 44". The tail moved aft relative to the mainwheel position, making landing a greater challenge.

Adopt a Cessna 207 serving in Haiti

Beechcraft King Air 200

Twin-Turboprop with Seating for 13
2 King Airs are in Service with MAF-US

The longest production run of any civilian turboprop aircraft in its class, it has outlasted all of its previous competitors. A large number of military King Airs have been retired, many have entered civil service with law enforcement and other government organizations; others are now being used by MAF and other organizations.

Cessna 210

Single-Engine (Turbocharged) with Seating for 6
1 Cessna 210 is in Service with MAF-US

Initially a Cessna 182B modified to have retractable landing gear, swept tail, and a new wing. Later the fuselage and wing were completely redesigned - the fuselage was made wider and deeper, and a third side window was added.

Cessna 185

Single-Engine (Turbocharged) with Seating for 6
2 Cessna 185s are in Service with MAF-US

Also known as the Skywagon, this aircraft is basically a Cessna 180 with a strengthened fuselage. The main difference between the two aircraft is the larger vertical fin on the 185 and the engines. The 180 and 185 are widely used in bush flying, the commercial transport of passengers, and freight to remote austere airstrips and floatplane accessible lakes and rivers.

Cessna 172

Single-Engine (Piston) with Seating for 4
2 Cessna 172s are in Service with MAF-US

The most successfully mass-produced light aircraft in history. In the mid-1960s, a lowered rear deck was added that allowed an aft window (which Cessna advertised as "Omni-Vision"). This airframe configuration has remained almost unchanged since then, except for updates in avionics and engines, including the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit in 2005.


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