FLAPS Provides Air Transportation
The Free Lutheran Association of Pilot Supporters (FLAPS) has been providing air transportation services for AFLC staff since 1999. Based in Minneapolis, FLAPS airplanes serve in aviation ministry by condensing transportation time. By airplane, staff can make a trip in a day, that would otherwise take three days by car. The result is increased productivity, efficiency, and the honoring of family time for ministry staff. In the past twelve months, our Minneapolis based airplanes have flown over 22,900 air miles, equal to nearly one trip around the earth!
Since three of the planes owned and operated by FLAPS were generously donated to us, there is no debt on any of the planes. This faith based ministry depends on faithful supporters to keep the ministry going.
Costs of operation, e.g. fuel, insurance, and maintenance continue to rise. However, since we have no debt, we can operate at base costs. This is a huge blessing! Based on the number of air miles flown this year, our approximate cost of operation is 60 cents per mile. God uses many tools for ministry, including airplanes. Please pray for safety, and for the necessary resources to keep this ministry operating.