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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Random Shots

Here's some random shots giving you a small peak into who and what I fly on a regular basis.  Below, a bunch of food and building supplies being unloaded in the village of Data Dian.

More people and supplies being unloaded--the people often rely on MAF for all but the most basic of things which they get from the jungle.  

A body being unloaded in Long Bawan.  It's very important to the people here to bury their loved ones in their home village.  This one was unusual in that there was an actual coffin.  Normally, bodies are just wrapped in sheets and plastic--and are time-critical, since embalming is not usually an option.

A famous Indnoesian TV personality joined me for a flight interior where he was doing a story for his weekly show.  Seemed that there wasn't a single person who didn't know who he was...except for me. :-)

Unloading drums of gasoline in Binuang.  Most villages rely totally on MAF to get their much-needed gasoline for small boat motors, rice machines, grass trimmers (if they have them) etc.

As is often the case, school kids came running out of the school to watch the plane come and go.  As soon as the plane leaves, they usually all go back to school again.

I do a lot of medevacs!  All of the MAF pilots here do.  I've had a wide variety of critical medevacs over the past few months, and most of them would have had no other option for help if not for MAF!

In this case I was flying school kids out of the village to attend school in the city.  Most villages only have limited schooling, up through elementary or Junior High at most.  After that, if a kid wants to keep going to school, they must leave and go to the city.

I could post hundreds of unique photos, all showing a different aspect of our flying here.  The point is, we play an integral part in the lives of the people of East Kalimantan, and we do it all in the name of Jesus!  And I'm so glad to have a small part in that!

1 comment:

Endun Belalai said...

Blessed you all for the service.