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About Us


PMA is a 501(c)(3) organization, both recognized in Guam, Territory of U.S.A. and with the IRS, U.S.A. All donations are tax-deductible under section 501(c)(3).

OUR TEAM

Brock Welge

BASE MANAGER
DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE
FAA Commercial Multi-Engine IFR Pilot
FAA Certified A&P Mechanic with IA


Stephen & Monet Newton

FAA Commercial Single-Engine IFR Pilot. (Stephen)
FAA A&P Mechanic (Stephen)

Finance Admin Assistant (Monet)


Melody Coleman

FAA Commercial Multi-Engine IFR
FAA Certified Flight Instructor
FAA Certified A&P Mechanic

Justin & Addison Vaughan

Missionary Pilot/Mechanic Intern
FAA Commercial Single-Engine IFR Pilot
FAA Certified A&P Mechanic


Rolly Jr. & Angelyn De Liña

Philippine Certified Aircraft Mechanic (Rolly Jr.)
Construction Worker (Rolly Jr.)

Finance Admin Assistant (Angelyn)


Pacific Mission Aviation (PMA) is a non-profit, non-denominational, evangelical Christian mission organization providing spiritual and physical help through aviation in the islands. We focus on meeting the needs of the total person in the islands of Micronesia and the Philippines, with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son Jesus Christ. All of our pilots and mechanics are volunteer missionaries. We believe that a missionary is called by God to serve and share God’s love to those we serve. Once a missionary is accepted by PMA, they must find partners who will commit to support them on a monthly basis. All donations sent to PMA’s headquarters office, for that missionary, are tax-deductible. PMA is also a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Once the missionary reaches 100% of their required support, they are cleared to move to their island of service.

Each PMA Base has dedicated local staff employed by the mission. Our operations would be lacking if not for these committed and faithful employees. The purpose in all that we do is to glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to demonstrate His love to all those we come in contact with. The aviation branch of PMA is serving the people of Micronesia in a practical way, tending to their physical needs and being available in times of medical and rescue crisis. We also have Pacific Mission Fellowship (PMF) churches, that are an outreach of PMA, reaching people for Christ by sharing the Gospel and discipling men and women to be able to share their faith and love for the Lord Jesus Christ in their island community.

Pacific Mission Aviation began in the Republic of Palau in 1996 with its church ministry: Pacific Mission Fellowship. Edmund Kalau, PMA’s founder, built a multi-purpose center for the church venue and a community outreach base. To this day it is called the “Kalau Gym.” In 2012 Governor Maria Meltel-Gates of Angaur State, made a special request for PMA to serve her island people via aviation services. There is a large open, ocean channel between Angaur Island and the other islands of Palau, which makes access difficult if not impossible during the trade wind season or in stormy weather. The Governor knew PMA and its long history of serving the islands of Yap with medical evacuations, rescue and relief, and transportation. Her desire was for PMA to come do the same in Angaur.

PMA began services to Palau with a Britten-Norman Islander aircraft. After the Islander served for one year, PMA acquired another aircraft: Cessna 206 to make the flights more economical. After another year, PMA acquired a second Cessna 206, so that services would not be interrupted when one aircraft needed maintenance. In May 2016, an MOU was signed between the Republic of Palau and PMA to provide medevac services, sea searches, disaster relief and aerial surveillance. With that agreement, we were awarded a plot of land to lease next to the airport to build a hangar facility. In June 2018, construction began. Now, 2022 – we are in the last stages of construction, working on the final touches inside the building.

In addition to providing transportation, and medevac services to the islands of Angaur and Peleliu, PMA also began flying scenic aerial tours for tourists. These flights provide revenue to help subsidize the flights for the Palauans, and supports free medical evacuations, rescue and relief services to help the nation.

PACIFIC MISSION AVIATION

Pacific Mission Aviation had begun in the Republic of Palau in 1996 with its church ministry: Pacific Mission Fellowship.  Edmund Kalau had built a multi-purpose center for the church venue and a community outreach base. To this day it is called the “Kalau Gym.”  It wasn’t until 2012, when Governor Gates-Meltel of Angaur State, made a special request for PMA to serve her island people via aviation services.  There is a large open ocean channel between Angaur Island and the other islands of Palau, which makes access difficult if not impassible during the trade wind season or in stormy weather.  The Governor knew PMA and our long history of serving the islands of Yap with medical evacuations, rescue and relief, and transportation. She wished for PMA to come do the same in Angaur. 

PMA began services with a Britten-Norman Islander aircraft.  After the Islander served for one year, PMA acquired another aircraft: Cessna 206 to make the flights more economical.  After another year, PMA acquired a second Cessna 206, so that services would not be interrupted when one aircraft needed maintenance.  In May 2016, an MOU was signed between the Republic of Palau and Pacific Mission Aviation to provide medevac services, sea searches, disaster relief and aerial surveillance.   With that agreement, we were awarded a plot of land to lease next to the airport to build a hangar facility.  In June 2018, construction began.  Now, 2020 – we are in the last stages of construction, working on the final touches inside the building.

In addition to providing transportation, and medevac services to the islands of Angaur and Peleliu, PMA also began flying scenic aerial tours for tourists.  There were several reasons for this.  The flights would provide revenue which would subsidize the flights for the local Palauans that PMA served, and support free medical evacuations, rescue and relief services. 

OUR HISTORY

In January of 1956, Pastor Edmund Kalau and his wife Elizabeth started serving as missionaries in Palau and Yap (Micronesia). Pastor Kalau made numerous trips to the outer-islands with the then U.S. Trust Territory-operated field trip ships. On nearly all trips, sick people were taken aboard to be transported to the district center hospitals, but because of the long distances and slowness of the ships, many patients died en route….

OPENING HOURS

Tuesdays – Saturdays:

07:30 a.m.  –  04:00 p.m.

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