for a Clear Gospel Message
In Papua New Guinea, New Tribes Mission has eight aircraft including five Cessna 206's, a Bell 206
Long Ranger helicopter and a Beech King Air C90, formerly used by the Australian
Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Papua New Guinea is a string of islands stretching about one
thousand miles east from Indonesia to the Solomon Islands and about six hundred
miles north from Australia to the Equator. Many of our missionaries live
in locations between seventy and one hundred and fifty jungle miles from where
their food is purchased. As a result, in about three thousand hours of
flying each year, our aircraft transport over seven thousand passengers and
nearly two million pounds of cargo.
Cessna TU206G The Cessna 206 is
our workhorse and the backbone of our flight program. The longest
flight it normally flies is about two and a half hours one way or 300
nautical miles. Most missionaries are located between 150 and 70 nautical
miles from the supply and aircraft base. Most flights are one hour to
two and a half hours round trip. This aircraft is used for aerial
surveys, air drops, medical evacuations and day to day transportation.
Bell 206 LongRanger Helicopter The
LongRanger provides essential service to our missionaries living in
remote locations in rugged terrain which would otherwise only be
accessible by a difficult walk.
Beech King Air C90 The King Air
provides pressurized service for medical evacuation to Australia and
can fly to Cairns, Australia from anywhere in Papua New Guinea. The
lack of adequate medical facilities in Papua New Guinea has made
this a necessity. It has been used to save many lives. God provided
two of these aircraft which were purchased from the Royal Flying
Doctor Service in Australia. The second C90 is being used for
parts in support of the C90 until funds are provided to bring it up
to our operational standards. These aircraft provide day to day
transportation between major centers in Papua New Guinea.
Quest Kodiak The
Quest Kodiak aircraft is designed to do what we do. New Tribes
Mission took delivery in 2010 of the first of fourteen aircraft ordered. In 2011 we expect the second one to delivered to Papua New Guinea.
Costs after delivery of about $500,000 each are expected to prepare the
aircraft for use in Papua New Guinea. If you would like to assist with this project, please
contact New Tribes Mission Aviation: http://www.ntm.org/ntmaviation
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