Missionary Maintenance Services - GroundCrew - December 2011
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Asas de Socorro’s Cessna 206 Leaves for Brazil

Cessna 206 Fuselage
The Asas 206 early in the restoration process.

After extended restoration and repair, Asas de Socorro’s amphibious Cessna 206 returned to service. Jim Streit, a pilot-mechanic with Africa Inland Mission, assisted the process by conducting the return-to-service and subsequent shake-down flights. Jim is in the United States on home assignment from his regular responsibilities in Nairobi, Kenya.

Jim flew the airplane several hours to make sure everything worked properly and to identify any final adjustments necessary before sending the airplane to ministry in Brazil.

Cessna 206 in Flight
The 206 takes off on a shake-down flight.

Watching the aircraft taxi to the runway and make its first flight was an exciting time for everyone, but even more so for each of our staff and apprentice mechanics who’ve had a hand in putting this airplane back in the sky.

Under the current leadership of Supervisor Mike Dunkley, nearly every staff member and apprentice mechanic participated in this project including: Mark Beckwith, Andy Porter, Ben Fisher, Scott Grote, and Jim Newman. Tim Obarow, Terry McClary, and Dennis Satterthwaite provided the administrative and operational oversight.

Post-flight Discussion
Between flights, Jim discusses the flight performance of the airplane with Andy and Mark.

Asas de Socorro Cessna 206
Asas de Socorro’s amphibious Cessna 206.

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