Missionary To Get Use Of New Plane

Date: April 26, 1965
Location: Freemont, OH
Newspaper: The News-Messenger
Page: 16

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A specially-equipped Cessna six-seater plane with a 1,000-mile range will be flown Tuesday to Nairobi, Kenya, where it will be presented to an American missionary, Brother Michael Stimac.

The plane, which will be delivered by Max Conrad, 63, sometimes known as the flying grandfather, was purchased by a St. Louis group for a new organization, the United Missionary Air Training and Transport (UMATT).

UMATT is starting a flight training program at Dayton, Ohio, that will be open to members of all faiths interested in becoming pilots or in learning how small planes can be used more effectively in African missionary work.

The plane was presented Sunday to Brother Thomas Dwyer of Dayton. Both Brother Stimac and Brother Dwyer are members of the Roman Catholic Brothers of Mary, which has missionaries in Africa.

The UMATT flight training program will be conducted at the University of Dayton.

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