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 finishing his flight training. 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 paying the flight training mostly 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

Hour building – January – April 2020

Ide makes a lot of different flight to build experience in example with flying on instruments.

Safety training – februari 2020

Sabine and Ide will take a safety training course where they’ll learn what to do when being taken hostage, how to handle suspicious situations

High performance – March 2020

Ide will undergo flight training on a higher performance aircraft like the Cessna 210

Tropics health check – 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
190
Hours pilot in command
200
Hours motor planes
390

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

Boaz Chairman
Margreet Secretary
Theo Treasurer
Koen Coordinator companies
Joost Coordinator communication
Yessica Action coordinator
Dipper Mascotte

Facts

Some facts about the MAF organisation

  • Founded in 1945
  • Serves 1200 different organisations
  • Every 3 minutes an MAF airplane takes off from somewhere
Find out more about MAF

Progress

Current funds status
74%
ATPL theory
100%

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Map of airports visited during flight training so far

Airplanes flown

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Dipper is a small yellow airplane which accompanies Ide during his flight training. Follow it wherever he goes! On the page facebook or instagram page you'll find our most recent updates, nice offers to join Ide on flying trips and more..

Meet our great supporters!

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