(This blog was submitted by our Missionary/Pilot, Tiffany Brame. Enjoy!)
Indiana is much colder than India…
The weather is finally (hopefully) starting to warm up, and we are hoping to get Gabriel back in the air again soon. Before flight, we need to change the oil and look over everything now that it’s finished it’s first 50hours of flight. The cold winter weather and unheated workspace have dissuaded us from getting it done this far, but the forecast is giving me hope!
I’m back from India for a time, working here in Indiana and gaining more aviation experience, mostly in fixing things. My heart wants to get back there soon, but there are many factors that must be worked out before that will be possible. Until then, I am continuing my language study in what ways I can, and will soon be getting some more time with Gabriel.
My time spent in India was good, but it was not productive in the direct sense of steps moved forward. It was productive in ways of showing some steps that will need to be taken in order to move forward and given some clues as to what will or won’t work.
One exciting possibility that we are considering is that of starting out as an aviation business and simply using the airplane on the side as opportunity allows. This idea is a rather huge concept that would require more people with wisdom in business to come along side, but it also is a concept with really cool possibilities. For example, sustainability and repeatability are much easier to achieve when you also have a way to bring in revenue.
Our current stage, as an organization, is that of writing plans, evaluating possibilities, asking advice and “knocking” on proverbial doors. For this reason, it is a bit difficult to say “here’s what’s happening” but instead I will say “don’t forget us!” We’re still working our way down the road.