In the midst of the excitement and work of getting the helicopter registered and airworthy, we’re also trying to support our missionaries who are in their mountain locations until the helicopter is online. Historically we have had a full-time missionary here who has handled the enormous job of compiling missionaries’ supply orders (usually via […]
We had a great week assembling the helicopter and it is now completely ready for it’s test flights. We assembled it and then performed an annual inspection which included running it on the ground and balancing the rotors. It’s running beautifully and is all ready to fly for the final balancing and testing. Our USA […]
Oh happy day! The helicopter is not only here in the Philippines, but now it is HERE – tucked away in the corner of a friend’s hangar as it waits for Josh and Brian to finish assembling it. It’s been a long week of waiting. We arrived in the city last Sunday to make sure […]
I don’t like writing updates like this. I like the updates where we get to tell you about the translation that’s happening in one of our villages or how a certain people group is hearing the Gospel for the very first time! Those things are fun to write about because that’s why we are here…and […]
We returned to the Philippines on New Year’s Eve after being away from our regular ministry for a year of training. That was just three very short months ago. We have been getting things ready for the arrival of the new helicopter. This has been more challenging than we thought. Of the 90 days that […]
Today marks the one year anniversary of when Brian started his helicopter training in Arizona. We left the Philippines for a short, 4-month home assignment in March of 2014, and it has felt a lot like the 3-hour tour that Gilligan and friends left on! It has not been what we expected, but it has been […]
Brian and the guys in the shop have begun the rebuild on the helicopter we’re going to use to start the program in the Philippines.
Just days after returning from the helicopter trip, Brian jumped into training again and started working toward his helicopter flight instructor certificate. He has held an airplane instructor certificate for most of his flying career but needed to add helicopters to the license. It was a very challenging course full of role-playing. The concept is quite simple. As an instructor […]
Brian was able to give rides to 143 passengers on a recent trip to California. Thanks to all who came out to connect with what God is doing in the Philippines through this little helicopter.
He passed! Today was the day of Brian’s final test to get his commercial helicopter pilot’s license and he passed! This is a huge deal and a huge relief and we wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all of you who were praying. Your prayers were abundantly evident today as Brian […]