Prince William Meets Adventist Aviator
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, visited the Pacific Aerospace Limited (PAL) aircraft factory on April 12 as part of the royal tour of New Zealand.
Pastor Roger Millist, former CEO of Adventist Aviation Services (AAS), was invited by PAL to be present for the tour. PAL manufactures the P750XL aircraft that make up the AAS fleet in Goroka, Papua New Guinea.
“The Duke spent time with me watching an AAS promotional video, looking at a photographic display of the AAS operation and asking technical questions about the aircraft and the work that AAS does,” Millist said.
“William kept referring back to the work that our aircraft do in places like Papua New Guinea and he was quite taken by Roger’s explanation about the humanitarian work that Adventist Aviation does,” said Damian Camp, CEO of PAL.
Millist presented the Duke with a copy of 50 Years Adventist Aviation 1964–2014, a pictorial representation of the mission and operation of AAS.
“His private secretary later told me that the book would be placed in the Royal Library,” Millist said. “AAS is touching people who would likely otherwise have no contact with our Church.”