(A recent e-mail update on the Caravan project. To receive this e-mails in the future, sign up here.)
June 3rd, 2014 – The new SIM Cessna Caravan continues to be prepared for its service in Africa. Unfortunately, it’s taking a bit longer than expected. Instead of being ready this month or next, the plane is now likely to be completed in October. Building an aircraft is not something you want to rush of course, so we will wait (im)patiently.
I will be at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI from July 28th-August 3rd representing AIM AIR and also raising awareness for the near completion of the SIM Caravan project. I was holding out hope of the plane being ready in time to be at the Oshkosh airshow, but alas… I look forward to seeing some of you while I’m in WI for that brief period.
We are looking to raise approximately $75,000 in additional funds before October. This will allow us to complete the purchase, add a desired avionics upgrade and also cover the cost of the ferry flight to Africa. If you, or an individual or organization you know of, are interested in helping to complete this project, please reply to this e-mail for more information or simply give online at simusa.org/caravan. These funds go straight to this project and are tax-deductible.
Thank you for your support for this project which will expand the ability of SIM and AIM AIR to respond to need, proclaim the gospel and equip the Church.