Our mission

Why we fly

Because there is a direct correlation between living in isolation and chronic poverty. Because many people living in remote places have never heard the Gospel. Because when a person in isolation has a medical emergency they often can’t get the help they need. Aviation and technology is the tool to reach these isolated people with Christ’s love.

How will we help

As a family we will start working for Mission Aviation Fellowship. For more info about this organisation click here. At the moment we are preparing for our mission abroad. Ide is studying and training to get his commercial pilot license which he needs for flying with Mission Aviation Fellowship. Sabine is busy studying foreign languages, taking medical courses and preparing for home-schooling of our kids. After these preparations are finished we will work for MAF abroad on a voluntary basis.

What we need

Our mission isn’t possible without your help! We are funding the flight training by ourselfes but once we start working for MAF we will work on a voluntary base. Making an eternal difference in the lives of isolated people around the world is a team effort. We depend on consistent prayer and financial support from partners like you to carry out this ministry.

Steps till start of mission

ATPL theory – June 2017 till March 2019

Ide will study all the literature and needs to pass all Airline Transport Pilot License theory exams.

Instrument Rating – May 2019 till July 2019

Ide learns how to fly using instruments only in case he has to fly in bad weather.

Commercial Pilot license / flight evaluation – August 2019

Flight training will continue with getting a CPL. After that Ide will undergo a fight evaluation which is a theocratical knowledge test.

Bible school – September 2019 till December 2019

We will go to England to study some months on a bible school to prepare for working in an international environment.

High performance – January 2020 till February 2020

Ide will undergo flight training on a higher performance aircraft like the Cessna 206

Tropics health check / moving abroad – March 2020 till April 2020

We will have to undergo a health check to make sure we’re fit for the tropics. After getting the required vaccinations will move abroad.

Bush flying training – May 2020

This part of training will take part in Australia. Ide will learn to land on the smallest of dirt airstrips.

Start of mission – Summer 2020

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Flight training facts

Hours flying gliders
521
Hours flight training
58
Hours pilot in command
90
Hours motor planes
149

The TFC (home front committee) is a group of persons supporting our mission and helping out with various things.

Chairman of the TFC

Boaz

Secretary

Margreet

Coordinator actions and presentations

Hiske

Treasurer

Theo

Coordinator companies

Koen

Actions

The various running actions the TFC is organising

  • Wine action
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Progress

Bible school funds
50%
ATPL theory
57%
Wine action
15%

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Map of airports visited during flight training so far

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