A documentary made about Mano a Mano’s aviation program in Bolivia and our pilot Ivo Daniel Martinez is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video and Vimeo On Demand. For Amazon Prime Video: log on to your Amazon Prime Video account (you must have a Prime subscription to watch); search for “On the Wing”; go to Season 2, Episode 1 – “Pilot of Hope.” If you do not have an Amazon Prime account, you can rent ($1) or buy ($2) the episode on Vimeo On Demand here (the Mano a Mano episode is #7 – Bolivia – The pilot of hope). We hope you’ll check it out!

Pilot of Hope Trailer

Video trailer credit: Devised TV

Mano a Mano Aviation Program

Our aviation program makes it possible for Mano a Mano to partner with and provide urgently needed services to isolated rural communities whose distance from the city would otherwise prohibit their inclusion in Mano a Mano’s projects.

A Mano a Mano flight to the Bolivian Amazon.

Our Flights Fit Into 4 Basic Categories:

  1. To safely transport Mano a Mano staff and volunteers to remote communities in order to: determine whether a community’s request to partner with Mano a Mano will be accepted; meet with community leaders and local government officials to develop partnership agreements and project plans; select building sites; supervise construction; deliver medical suppliesprovide health care, health education and supervision;
  2. To airlift critically ill and injured patients to city hospitals for emergency care;
  3. To make flight hours available to other non-profit organizations whose missions are consistent with that of Mano a Mano;
  4. To generate revenue by making flight hours available at a commercial rate to businesses and the general public (revenue-generating flights subsidize emergency flights and weekend health clinics, which are provided free of charge to people in need).

Mano a Mano Aviation Program Photos

On The Wing Documentary

“On The Wing” is a documentary series featuring pilots working in a variety of challenging conditions throughout the world. From the series description: “Our heroes are physicians, emergency doctors, farmers and, above all, pilots. They carry on their professions in one of these territories at the ends of the earth. We discover these regions that are so difficult to access, that only the airplane can reveal, through the daily work of those who are living an adventure, in close proximity to nature.”