Aviation Opportunities

Serve as a pilot/mechanic

Serve - Overseas - Apply ButtonMAF pilot/mechanics and aircraft mechanics use their skills and gifts to share the love of Jesus Christ with those who have never heard. MAF pilots fly a national pastor to a Bible conference or evacuate a desperately sick villager to a town with a hospital. Or, they may carry essential supplies to remote locations and encourage the believers there, or be a light to those who have never heard.

Most MAF pilot/mechanics fly in locations where it is essential that they are also able to maintain their aircraft. Because of this, we have limited opportunities for a pilot-only (without an A&P license).

Length of Commitment

MAF expects at least a two-term (7 year) committment from those who are called to serve in aviation. It is difficult to accomplish technical training, ministry partnership and language school within the context of a short term assignment. Therefore, aviation personnel join MAF as 'Career' Members.

Interested? Fill out this form and a recruiter will contact you.

Professional Qualifications

All Member staff must meet the member qualifications listed on the right, as well as professional qualifications. Couples applying to MAF must individually meet the member qualifications.


  • Commercial Pilot License with instrument rating
  • Minimum 400 hours total time
  • 50 hours high performance time
  • Airframe & Powerplant Certificate
  • Recommended
    • Certified Flight Instructor rating

Maintenance Technician

  • Airframe & Powerplant Certificate
  • Recommended
    • Experience in general aviation maintenance
    • Inspection Authorization
    • Shop management skills

Avionics Technician

  • Two years of electronics schooling and FCC license
  • Airframe and Powerplant (A & P) mechanic's license
  • Two years of Avionics classes/bench work and installation

Pilot (without mechanic license) - Limited Openings

  • Commercial Pilot License with instrument rating
  • Minimum 1,000 hours total time
    • 100 hours of instrument experience
    • 200 hours of high performance time
    • Up to 500 hours of CFI time may be considered toward the 1,000 total time
    • Up to 500 hours of SIC (second-in-command) time may be considered toward the 1,000 total time
  • Minimum 500-1,000 hours total time if looking to serve with MAF International
  • Maintenance help/duties will be expected on the field
  • Recommended
    • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument rating
    • Turbine experience



MAF Member Qualifications:

  • Committed relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Desire to serve cross-culturally
  • 12 hours college-level Bible courses, or equivalent
  • Agreement with the MAF Doctrinal Statement
  • Active involvement in a local church
  • Team player with a servant heart
  • Good physical and emotional health
  • Financial health – workable debt encumbrance
  • Willingness to raise prayer and financial support
  • Affirmation of spiritual maturity by others

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