Author Archives: Jon

Captain’s Log-March 11, 2018 – Violence In Our Province.

As I write it is raining and, after the dry season, it is so wonderful to see the whole area turning green again.  Then I remember the refugee camp in Bunia, only 14 miles away, and know that there thousands … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-January 1 2018-Burnt Little Girl

One morning at our prayer time before we start work Muno told us that his young daughter had spilled boiling water all over her leg the night before as she was helping her mother cook supper.  This is one of … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-Dec. 26, 2017- Okapi Reserve Aerial Survey

We were recently asked to do the annual aerial survey of The Okapi Reserve and just got it in before the end of the year.  This was a real training time as we changed observer crews each flight to test … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-Dec. 16, 2017-Wedding Day with the King.

Last week all the MAF pilots were handed a very beautiful red invitation to a wedding.  It turned out to be for the son of the Traditional King  on the border of Congo and Uganda.  King Rutahaba Albert Ibanda Kituku … Continue reading

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A Mix of New Tech and Old School

Things are always changing, and much of them for the better.  I was just watching Cher flight follow this afternoon and, although some things are the same, with an HF radio, and talking to the pilots, taking takeoff and landing … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-January 8 2017- Return Service

It is hard to believe it has been 7 months since I have written. Since it has been such a long time between blogs I will just catch you up with a few pix and then give you lots of … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log-28 May 2016- Searching for Downed Aircraft

The calls started coming in on Tuesday morning saying that a plane was lost and suspected down in the huge Ituri rain forest about 130 nautical miles west of Kisangani. Would we send a plane to the area to look … Continue reading

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