3 aircraft give Samaritan a big leg up
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Three aircraft give Samaritan a big leg up

| Samaritan Aviation Newsletter

Samaritan - Float planes at berth
Two of Samaritan Aviations' three float planes at their home berth on the Sepik River

WEWAK - Samaritan Aviation has grown from having just one pilot in Papua New Guinea back in 2010 to now having three pilots flying every day.

After we started flying we conducted 48 life flights that first year. With three working planes and three pilots we are breaking records by logging 342 flights.

Some of these have resulted in more than one life being saved.

The hope we bring to the people is without a doubt driven by God and we get to be His hands and feet, doing His work.

One recent flight had a personal connection for pilot Matt Condon, who joined us in 2022.

When he arrived with his family, they connected with a young guy named Justin, who spent every day teaching them the local language.

A year later Justin had to call a Samaritan Aviation life flight for his dad who was severely sick with tuberculosis.

After a quick phone call and evaluation, it was determined that his dad was a candidate for a flight into Wewak, the location of the only hospital for the entire Sepik Province.

Matt was the pilot on call that day and was privileged to touch down in Justin's village, where he and his dad were waiting.

Samaritan - Instead of a 1-3 day canoe trip  life-saving flights take mere hours to the only hospital
A Samaritan Aviation aircraft comes in to Land on the Sepik River. Instead of a canoe trip of up to three days, life-saving flights take mere hours to get to the only hospital in Wewak

What would have taken them days of travel was shortened to only a few hours because of Samaritan Aviation.

Thankfully, Justin's dad was given the medicine he needed and was released just three days after being seen. God is good, amen!

Matt, previously a detective with the San Diego Police and a combat veteran, left his career to pursue a call into mission aviation.

His wife Jeannine, an experienced respiratory therapist, also left her job to home school their children while they waited in the USA for deployment.

At Samaritan Aviation, we know there are thousands of people in the East Sepik who do not have immediate access to life-saving medical care.

With only one hospital and treacherous travel, people who desperately need medical attention are vulnerable and exposed.

We believe God’s love must be demonstrated through immediate and practical medical support.

That’s why we have provided emergency flights, given much needed medication and cared for over 500,000 people in this region of Papua New Guinea.

Urgency shows on the faces of Samaritan Aviation staff as they unload a sick passenger from a floatplane


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