Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a Christian organization that provides aviation services to more than 1,000 Christian and humanitarian agencies, as well as thousands of isolated missionaries and indigenous villagers in the world’s most remote areas. MAF has some of the best bush pilots you’ll ever meet, and they fly people into some of the most remote and difficult airstrips you’ll ever fly into. They are highly trained bush pilots with excellent safety records. These are the pilots you want to fly with when you’re heading into a jungle location or mountain strip.
I’ve had the privilege of photographing stories about MAF’s work in Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Australia, and Timor Leste (East Timor). I also happen to have a brother who is a MAF pilot and without doubt one of the best bush pilots in the world. Here are a few photos of the incredible pilots and support staff from these trips.