Serve as a Pilot with MAF

Without qualified pilots to fly them, our planes would sit idle and unused.


MAF pilots provide safe and efficient transportation to thousands of relief workers, missionaries, and relief and development organizations around the world.

In addition to the general requirements for all MAF overseas staff, consideration will be given to those applicants with …

  • A Canadian Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot’s license or foreign equivalent
  • An instrument rating
  • A recommended 1,000 flight hours including 50 hours of high performance (200+ hp) time
  • At least 250 hours of PIC time
  • Additionally, in a few of the countries we serve, MAF may require that a pilot also possess aircraft maintenance qualifications (a Canadian AME or US A&P, or foreign equivalent)

Due to the significant investment of time and money to technically prepare our pilots, the minimum commitment for pilots is normally 4 years (with travel to Canada every 2 years). Shorter terms are sometimes possible for pilots who have acquired a considerable amount of comparable flight experience.

Related Links:



Click here to complete a preliminary Pilot application.

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Click here to see how MAF is using Pilots overseas.


Click here for a list of current staffing needs around the world.

General Requirements for MAF Applicants

We’re missionaries first. In addition to any specific technical qualifications that may
be required, we also require that all applicants and their spouses (if applicable) . . .

Have growing, personal relationships with Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, including a certain amount of Bible training

Have personal commitments to serve cross-culturally based on a clear understanding of God’s command to make disciples of all nations and serve those in need

Be team players
with servant hearts

Be affirmed by other mature Christians of their spiritual maturity and suitability for missionary service

Have a history of active involvement in a local church and/or Christian service

Be in good health, possessing physical stamina, and perseverance

Be willing and able to help raise financial support for MAF programs and present the ministry of MAF wherever possible (after acceptance, MAF will train you on partnership development)

Be Canadian citizens and/or Canadian residents. If married, at least one of you must be a Canadian citizen. If neither of you are Canadian citizens, please contact the MAF support country nearest you (click here for a full listing or contact us toll-free at: 1.877.351.9344)

A word or two about the process of applying for an overseas posting:

Considering a career with MAF isn’t like changing jobs here in Canada.

The very nature of our work, and the places where we minister, require that all our candidates be qualified and up to the task. As a result, the process involved in applying with MAF as a career missionary can be a long one, so patience is a must.

But if you’re serious about joining, this is a good place to start.

First, in case you missed them, please take a moment to read our minimum standards and requirements for overseas service found above. This list is by no means comprehensive, but is designed to help you recognize if a career with MAF is right for you.

If MAF is still where you want to be, let us know of your area of interest and qualifications, by completing a simple introductory questionnaire that gives us a chance to get to know you.

To begin the application process, simply click on the appropriate link above, or speak with an MAF recruiter by calling our national office toll-free during regular business hours at: 1.877.351.9344.

Please note that to join MAF-Canada, you must be a Canadian citizen and/or a permanent resident of Canada.

IF YOU ARE NOT A CANADIAN CITIZEN and have reached this site from a country other than Canada but are still interested in pursuing a career with MAF, contact the MAF office nearest you (click here for a full listing).

Additionally, before beginning the application process, you should click here to review our Statement of Faith.