#FlashbackFriday – Interview with Mano a Mano Pilot Ivo

#FlashbackFriday – Interview with Mano a Mano Pilot Ivo #FlashbackFriday - in 2012 we interviewed Mano a Mano Aviation pilot Ivo Daniel Martinez about our aviation program and why it’s so important for the work we do in Bolivia. The program stays extremely busy, providing emergency flights to nearly 50 people throughout Bolivia every month and flying volunteer […]

Recent Emergency Flight – Fernando’s Back Injury

Recent Emergency Flight – Fernando’s Back Injury Fernando experienced a back injury and was taken to the hospital in Trinidad. Tragically, the hardware (bolts, screws, etc.) that was available to and used by the surgeon was faulty and began to fail shortly after Fernando went back home following the operation. Soon he was in excruciating pain. Bolts […]

Flying the Mano a Mano Navajo Plane

Flying the Mano a Mano Navajo Plane We were very happy to have Mano a Mano Aviation pilot Ivo Daniel Martinez and his wife Carolina with us in the Minnesota office a few weeks ago! These are just a few pictures from the Aviation program based in Cochabamba, Bolivia, which focuses on providing emergency air rescues (we […]

Mano a Mano Plane Landing in Oromomo

Below is a quick video of the Mano a Mano plane landing in Oromomo, a small community in the Bolivian Amazon, in the department of Beni, Bolivia where a large portion of our emergency flights and weekend health clinics take place. Read more about recent flights to Oromomo here. Mano a Mano Plane Landing in […]

First Emergency Flights of 2015

We just got a note from our staff at Mano a Mano Aviation about the first emergency flights of the new year. Mano a Mano has 2 single-engine planes and 2 twin-engine planes that provide air transport throughout Bolivia for: emergency air rescues flights for volunteer medical professionals for weekend health clinics flying Mano a […]

Camping Under the Mano a Mano Plane

Camping Under the Mano a Mano Plane Mano a Mano Aviation pilot Ivo Daniel Martinez camping overnight in Mapiri, under the plane as he waits for his passengers the next day. Because we work in extremely rural areas, there is often no where else to stay, and we also like to stay close to our equipment […]

66 Emergency Air Rescues in July

66 Emergency Air Rescues in July Mano a Mano’s aviation program transported 66 Bolivians to emergency care in the month of July. Emergency Flight to Oromomo for a Premature Birth One of the 66 people flown to emergency care last month was an 18-year-old woman with a premature baby. Because we have the Navajo airplane […]

501 Emergency Air Rescues in 2013

In 2013, Mano a Mano’s aviation program provided 501 emergency air rescues throughout Bolivia; this is up from 395 in 2012. Since the program began we have provided 2,166 emergency air rescues. Most Recent Flight Our most recent flight was on Tuesday, when Mano a Mano responded to an emergency call in Tupiza (where Mano […]