August 2016 SAMI Newsletter

SAMI Flights:

August 2nd Mission Flight

August 2nd Mission Flight

  • SAMI Mission Flight August 2, 2016. Scott Saunders flew lung transplant patient, Rafael Z., with oxygen from Brooksville, Florida to Miami International Airport. They clapped at touchdown for a crosswind landing on 8L at MIA! Please pray Rafael will have a complete recovery. Thank you.
  • Currently Steve, Sean and Kevin are working on the Aztec’s annual.
  • Information about the use, maintenance, instruction schedule of SAMI’s 172 and Aztec is available on Drop-Box. If you would like access to this information please contact Scott Saunders at scott01s@wmconnect.com
  • Please continue to pray that God will give us direction on how he wants us to use the 172 and Aztec planes.

Hangar Full of Aztec Parts!

Steve, Kathy and Kevin below Aztec Parts

Steve, Kathy and Kevin

Aztec Parts

Aztec Parts

Aztec Parts purchased included seats!

Aztec Parts purchased included seats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In August SAMI was able to purchase a hangar full of Aztec parts for a quarter of the asking price. This great blessing of parts was moved and organized by Steve, Kevin, Kathy, Sean and Scott. Thank you for all of your hard work to assure the Aztec will have parts to keep flying for our ministry!!!

Forest Shares EAA Air Camp Experience
At our August meeting, fifteen-year-old Forest Schrack, the EAA essay contest winner shared his great experience at EAA Aviation Camp in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Forest received a scholarship to attend the camp where he got to fly a simulator, plus experience flying in a plane and Bell 45 helicopter. He learned about airplane structural integrity by building wooden wing ribs and foam wing cores. Forest also built an instrument case, model gliders and the model rocket he built with a partner which did an excellent job keeping an egg safe upon impact with the ground. Thank you Forest for sharing your great experience with our group!

Ministry Opportunities:

Mission Conference – Great Things Done with Small Aircraft: October 1st and 2nd SAMI will be hosting teens from Calvary Chapel of Merritt Island. Joe Hurston, Dwight Bell, SAMI and other missionary pilots will give talks and provide free flights. If you are interested in helping please contact Kyle Dixon at kld32780@yahoo.com or phone 321-289-2613.

Air shows are where people learn about our ministry and we find new members. If you are able to help SAMI have a booth at one of these events please contact Kyle Dixon at kld32780@yahoo.com or phone 321-289-2613.

Prayer Request: SAMI is a chapter of Pilots for Christ International. Please join us in praying for the successful purchase of three Phenom 100 6 passenger airplanes to put in three locations across the USA (west coast, central, east coast). The purchase of these planes would include training and each would be set up with a stretcher for non-ambulatory people. These are fast, fuel efficient jets built in Melbourne, Florida. Please pray we find large corporate donors to help us increase our ability to serve. Thank you!

Friendly Reminders:

Next SAMI meeting September 10th @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am followed by BBQ and fellowship. Please bring a dish to share at our BBQ. Thank you!
SAMI Hanger, 471 Manor Dr, Merritt Island, FL 32952 United States.

SAMI Membership (New and Renewal): SAMI exists to serve others so they can better know Jesus Christ, or discover Him for the first time. If you want to jump in and serve GOD, learn to fly, and be a part of the mission, you need to be a member of SAMI. Subscribe for a Membership and enjoy all of the benefits.
To join or renew click this link https://www.servantairministries.org/involved/become-a-member/

Donations: https://www.servantairministries.org/involved/donate/

Share SAMI: members are encouraged to share our ministry with their local church family and pastors. If you would like a SAMI board member to share our ministry and see how we can help your church (remember SAMI can fly pastors to meetings!) please contact Dick Blondin at rblondin@cfl.rr.com or phone 321-544-1317.

SAMI Information: Visit our website www.servantairministries.org and Facebook page www.facebook.com/servantairministries

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