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MAF Australia Inducted into Hall of Fame
MAF Australia Inducted into Hall of Fame

03 Dec 2018

Winning prestigious Award for Outstanding Contribution and Service to Civil Aviation

CMAA congratulates all of the people who have been a part of the ministry of MAF Australia, through sacrificial giving of prayer, skills, time, media presentations and finances, in order to serve God and people in this unique way.

An Honourable Moment

Congratulations to MAF Australia on their recent win of the prestigious Southern Cross Award for Outstanding Contribution and Service to Civil Aviation in Australia. MAF Australia and was then inducted into the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF).

They stand beside some of the iconic aviation organisations including Trans Australian Airways, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Bush Pilots Australia, and Qantas Airways.

At the Award Dinner on Saturday 24th November 2018, The Honourable Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, and Mr Steve Padgett AAHOF Chair, presented the coveted award for 2018 to Mr Leighton Pittendrigh-Smith, Chair of MAF Australia and Mr Ron Watts retired Pilot and active advocate in NSW.


Photo: L to R - Mr Michael McCormack, Mr Leighton Pittendrigh-Smith, Mr Ron Watts, Mr Steve Padgett

Ron Watts served with MAF in Victoria, Western Australia, Central Australia and Arnhem Land from 1975 - 1984.

The evening was a great honour for all the MAF Australia past and present staff, advocates and donors who attended the event, including Mrs Margaret Baldock, widow of Mr Harry Hartwig - the first pilot for MAF Australia who died in MAF service in 1951. Margaret was overwhelmed and excited that MAF a Christian Ministry doing God’s work has been recognised and honoured by its peers in the aviation industry.

CMAA congratulates all of the people who have been a part of the ministry of MAF Australia, through sacrificial giving of prayer, skills, time, media presentations and finances, in order to serve God and people in this unique way.

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