PERU: Sky Pilots

A flight of light planes hovered like hummingbirds over the green eastern jungle of Peru last week, dipping into tiny airstrips and steaming rivers to pick up waiting passengers, then heading back to a tin-roofed hangar by remote Lake Yarinacocha. They discharged their passengers, U.S. Protestant missionaries and their Indian assistants, darted back for more. One of the world's most gallant little airlines thus brought together the 300 missionaries and workers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics to S.I.L.'s yearly refresher course.

Flying missionaries is only one of the chores of the...

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