Shortages and changes

The rotor blade on the Long Ranger helicopter in Papua New Guinea has been recalled. As there are thousands of Long Rangers world-wide the helicopter will likely be grounded until it can be replaced.

And that’s just one of the problems that missionary Bobby Bagley is facing. He is trying to run the aviation program there without ten key personnel.

Another mission aviation program in the area has lent them one and one-half pilots. One is full-time and the other part-time. They are currently flying the King Air aircraft for the missionaries.

“We only have two of the six senior persons we need to run the program … so there looks to be a need for major changes made in order to comply with the government aviation