Mano a Mano is making progress on our airstrip improvement project in Toro Toro, Bolivia. The project is expected to be completed within a few months.
Toro Toro Airstrip Construction Photos – March/April 2021
Flying Into the Current Airstrip in Toro Toro, Bolivia
Toro Toro Airstrip Designed in 2020, Then Delayed Due to COVID
Mano a Mano’s Aviation Program offers private-pay flights to individuals and businesses in Bolivia to raise funds and subsidize our emergency rescue and weekend clinic programs. Bolivia’s geographic diversity and vast array of natural wonders led us to consider initiating regularly scheduled flights to tourist attractions. A request from Toro Toro’s mayor to repair its damaged runway and fly tourists into the area presented the right opportunity. Toro Toro is well known for its fossilized dinosaur tracks, a significant attraction in Bolivia. We completed the challenging design and plan for the runway re-do, but COVID created two insurmountable challenges in 2020: we were not allowed to send personnel into this community and, during most of the year, flying for non-COVID reasons was prohibited.