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MAF staff 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 help 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. Because of this, we have limited opportunities for pilots who do not also have a maintenance certification (A&P).

All candidates must meet the missionary and professional qualifications listed below.

Missionary Qualifications

All candidates must meet the following personal qualifications. Couples applying to MAF must individually meet these qualifications. More Information can be found here.

  • 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 or equivalent
  • Active in a local church or ministry for at least two years

Professional 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

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

Pilot (w/o Mechanics 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

Current Aviation Needs

Maintenance Specialists

Africa Region (4), Eurasia Region (1), Indonesia Region (1), Latin America (1)


Africa Region (7), Eurasia Region (2), Indonesia Region (2),

Pilot Specialists

Africa Region (1), Eurasia Area (3), Latin America Region (4),

Aviation Ground School Instructor

Eurasia Area (1)

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