Series looking at the world of the missionary pilot.
MAF, Mission Aviation Fellowship, was founded 50 years ago to enable missionaries to reach out to people in the most inaccessible parts of the globe.
The series explores how MAF operates in East Africa, one of its most needy and dangerous areas.
Each programme reveals a new aspect of the job as the pilots fly from one dirt airstrip to the next, often the only lifeline for missionaries and the remote communities they serve.The story of a mission of mercy to rescue Congolese civilians from Bunia when tribal violence erupted.
Rogue soldiers were guarding the roads out of town and killing indiscriminately so the small community of missionary pilots in East Africa came together to fly traumatised civilians to safety in their tiny planes.
Missionary pilot Dave Jacobsson lived with his family in the remote North East of Congo until disaster struck.
He was off flying as usual when a tribal war engulfed the village where they lived.
Rebel soldiers killed over 1000 people, while his wife and two sons cowered on the bedroom floor.
He and Donna relive their traumatic story.
Stuart Fitch is setting out from Britain to become a missionary.
What made him choose to become one?
Dale Hamilton is a pastor and a pilot.
He lives on a an island in Lake Victoria and ministers to the island people.
It's a poor and disparate community.
As many as 80% of people may have HIV.
Last December Dale took delivery of a float plane and it has revolutionised the way he gets around.
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How Christian Blind Mission can reach the unreachable thanks to the miracle of flight.