Aviation

MAF pilot/mechanics and aircraft mechanics use their skills to share the love of Jesus Christ with isolated people. Whether flying indigenous pastors to a church conference, conducting a lifesaving medical evacuation, or transporting food, supplies and materials to support a remote community, MAF pilots bring hope and healing through the holistic ministry of MAF.

MAF is always looking for long-term missionaries—however, due to the nature and locales of MAF's work these pilots must meet certain standards. MAF pilot/mechanics fly in very remote and often rugged locations, so it is essential that they are able to maintain their aircraft. Because of this, we have limited opportunities for pilots without an A&P license.

All candidates must meet the professional qualifications listed below.

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Aviation

Maintenance Specialists

Central Asia (1), Haiti (1), Kalimantan, Indonesia (2), Lesotho (1), Mozambique (2), Papua, Indonesia (2), W. Democratic Republic of the Congo (2)

Maintenance/Avionics Specialists

Kalimantan, Indonesia (1), Papua, Indonesia (1)

Avionics Specialists

E. Democratic Republic of the Congo (1), Papua, Indonesia (1), US Headquarters, Nampa (1)

Pilot/Mechanics

Central Asia (2), E. Democratic Republic of the Congo (2), Haiti (2), Kalimantan, Indonesia (3), Latin America - Affiliates (1), Lesotho (2), Mozambique (2), Papua, Indonesia (3), W. Democratic Republic of the Congo (2)

Pilot Specialists

Haiti (1), Latin America - Affiliates (1), Papua, Indonesia (1), W. Democratic Republic of the Congo (1)

Professional Qualifications

Pilot/Mechanic

  • 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

  • Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic's license
  • Two years of electronics schooling or equivalent
    • NCATT AET certification (preferred)
    • FCC (GROL) certifciation (optional)
  • Experience in avionics including:
    • Troubleshooting, installations, bench repairs and courses

Pilot (without mechanic's license)

(limited opportunities)

  • Commercial Pilot License with instrument rating
  • Minimum 1,000 hours total time
    • 100 hours of instrument experience
    • 200 hours of high performance time
    • A maximum of 500 hours of CFI and/or 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

Missionary Qualifications

All candidates must meet the following personal qualifications. Couples applying to MAF must individually meet these qualifications.

  • Committed relationship with Jesus Christ and affirmation of spiritual maturity by others
  • A desire to be part of fulfilling the Great Commission
  • Willingness to raise prayer and financial support
  • 12 hours of college-level Bible course (view a list of recommended Bible schools) or equivalent (talk to us)
  • Active in a local church or ministry for at least two years