Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has been operating life-saving flights across the developing world for over 75 years, enabling those most in need to access food, education, healthcare, and the other necessities of life. This colourful new coffee-table book will take you on a flight through the decades from 1945 to the present day! It charts the growth of an organisation which started from humble beginnings in the aftermath of WWII, with just a handful of RAF veterans inspired to use planes for peace, and grew to become a lifeline for so many around the world. Decade by decade, Above and Beyond recalls key moments in the organisation’s history, giving inspiring examples of how MAF has worked in partnership with NGOs and crisis response teams to reach people living in devastating situations. It also examines MAF’s expert response to global disasters. Without MAF planes, thousands of communities would remain cut off from the essentials they need to survive.
Lavishly illustrated and including moving accounts and fascinating facts about the countries, aircraft, and remote communities where MAF serves, Above and Beyond reveals how aviation and technology are transforming life for some of the world’s most vulnerable and isolated communities. MAF frequent flier, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, has written the foreword to this book and shares his memories of memorable MAF flights. Through the pages of Above and Beyond, readers can travel to the very ends of the earth and discover what it really means to fly for life