Flying MissionFM Care MinistriesFM ServicesFM Zambia
Introduction History Personnel Personnel Needs Location Botswana Location Zambia
Introduction Facts about aids Capacity Building Partners Lifeskills/Discipleship Current Personnel Personnel Needs
Introduction Flight Operations
Introduction Flight Operations Partners Our Fleet Guesthouse Logistics Current Personnel Personnel Needs

Where We Began

Flying Mission (FM) began as the personal vision of Dr Malcolm McArthur OBE, FRCS. Through his work with the Scottish Livingstone Hospital, and later Princess Marina, he perceived the great advantage of air transport to service medical and mission work in rural areas of Botswana. In 1977 this vision became a reality and FM was formally constituted to provide a rapid link connecting major centres with distant and inaccessible areas, with the aim of bringing physical and spiritual help to people in need.

Malcolm & Gudrun McArthur
Flying Mission's Founders

Where We Are Now

From small beginnings, with just one part time pilot and an plane, the work has grown to a fleet of aircraft flying over half a million kilometres per year.
FM has continued to grow and change over the years and its work has expanded beyond aviation alone. Today it has four operational departments:

Flying Mission Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Training School (FMA)

Provides:

  • High Quality Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Training ...
  • Life Skills and Character Development ...
  • Biblical values and standards ...
  • Development of well-rounded individuals ...
  • Emphasis on practical training ...

... for Botswana, and the southern African region

Flying Mission Care Ministries (FMC)

Provides:

  • Specialist Training ...
  • Life Skills Training ...
  • Discipleship Training ...
  • Resource Mobilisation ...
  • Networking ...

... towards an empowered, healthy and poverty free Botswana.

Flying Mission Services (FMS)

Provides:

  • Charter Flights ...
  • Air Ambulance Service ...
  • Aircraft Maintenance ...

... based in Botswana and serving southern Africa through aviation excellence.

Flying Mission Zambia (FMZ)

Provides:

  • Aviation support ...
  • Logistical services ...
  • Guest house ...

... to churches, missions and development workers with aim of reaching the next generation with the good news of Jesus Christ.