Mano a Mano’s New Plane is Flying!

Mano a Mano’s New Plane is Flying! Mano a Mano’s Caravan airplane is now flying in Bolivia! After purchasing it in Minnesota last summer and months of training and prep, it was flown from Fleming Field in the Twin Cities to Cochabamba, Bolivia last October. Over the next 5 months, we obtained registration and certification, […]

Mano a Mano Plane Close to Flying in Bolivia

Last week we painted on the new plane registration number as we are close to finalizing being certified in Bolivia – it is almost ready to start flying and providing emergency flights!

Pictures and Video of New Plane Arriving in Cochabamba

Pictures and Video of New Plane Arriving in Cochabamba Yesterday, Mano a Mano’s new plane arrived in Cochabamba, Bolivia after starting its journey in St. Paul, Minnesota this summer months ago. We are very excited for the impact this plane will have on our aviation program in Bolivia, allowing us to better serve the people […]

Our New Plane Has Arrived in Bolivia

Our New Plane Has Arrived in Bolivia This morning, Mano a Mano’s new plane landed in Cobija, Bolivia (the immigration port) after a few days in Brazil. We are hoping for the plane to arrive in Cochabamba later this morning. Mano a Mano’s pilots picked up the plane from Minnesota over a month ago to […]

Mano a Mano’s New Plane – First Flight

Mano a Mano’s New Plane – First Flight On July 13, 2018, Mano a Mano staff, board members, and supporters went to Fleming Field in South St. Paul, Minnesota for the first flight in our new plane. Special thanks to Mano a Mano Volunteer Tom Merritt for making this video! Mano a Mano Pilots Flying […]

#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 […]

Providing Emergency Flights & Weekend Health Clinics in Bolivia

Providing Emergency Flights & Weekend Health Clinics in Bolivia For many small communities in the tropical Amazon regions of Bolivia, they can be hours or even days away from quality health care, which is especially difficult in cases of emergency. Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Aviation responds to emergencies (mostly in the department of Beni) and […]

Emergency Flight for Mother and Child

Emergency Flight for Mother and Child We were in the middle of a flight to the community of Tacora with volunteer medical professionals from Mano a Mano Bolivia for a training course for doctors and nurses when we received an emergency call over the radio. A woman who had given birth 4 days earlier was […]

Flying in San Benito, Bolivia

Flying in San Benito, Bolivia Post by Mano a Mano International.