DC-3 Missionary Flight – From the cockpit

In the November 2015 issue of Aviation News, Geoff Jones recounted a trip aboard a Missionary Flights International DC-3C-TP, operating from Florida to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  

With a 50-year history and an immeasurable number of support and aid flights to several disadvantaged Caribbean island communities, Florida-based Missionary Flights International (MFI) has lived up to its motto ‘Standing in the Gap’.

Now with a pair of turbine-powered Douglas DC-3C-TP aircraft, MFI has transitioned from the era of piston-powered DC-3s, using them to carry personnel, cargo and mail for church groups and families involved in aid work in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Missionary Flight International’s headquarters moved up the Florida coast from West Palm Beach to Fort Pierce in 2006.  It comprises the main 28,000ft2 (2,601m2) aircraft hangar and offices and neighbouring ‘Larry and Sarah Campbell Maintenance Complex’ which covers 15,000sq ft (1,400m2).

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