Introducing the Piper Aztec

Meet the newest addition to Arctic Barnabas Ministry’s fleet: the Piper Aztec. Our chief pilot, Paul Hadfield, flew down to Nampa, Idaho where he received the generous gift from Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). This aircraft is equipped with turbo charged engines and has GPS enroute/approach capabilities as well as an oxygen system for when we climb to higher altitudes.  In short, it’s a great fit for flying in Alaska.

Paul spent a few days becoming familiar with the new-to-us aircraft. Afterward, he flew from Idaho to Missionary Maintenance Services (MMS) in Ohio where the Aztec will receive its annual inspection and an engine overhaul.

Once the aircraft is ready, Paul will make his way back to Ohio to fly the Aztec here to Alaska. We are grateful to MAF for this generous gift and look forward to bringing the Aztec to her new home this spring!  This plane will help us be even more effective at serving pastors, missionaries, and their families here in the North! Thank you to MAF and to God for providing a new addition to the ABM fleet! To be continued…