I had the pleasure of being introduced to Flat
Stanley in 2003 when my friend's granddaughter sent him to me from Dallas
Texas while I was living and working in Bolivia..
Airport Development Manager
Flat Stanley arrived at "El Alto" International
Airport in La Paz, Bolivia, which at approximately 13,000 feet is the
highest commercial airport in the world. With a runway of almost 3 miles,
Flat Stanley's flight from Miami touched down at about twice its sea level
speed to compensate for the lower atmospheric density. While Flat Stanley
didn't appear to suffer from the minimal oxygen levels at this altitude,
the crew of his continuing flight to Santa Cruz, Bolivia were required to
wear their oxygen masks in the cockpit while they computed their takeoff
numbers to prevent light headedness
Photo #4: Flat Stanley took a week-long trip on a
floating hotel up the Mamore River in central Bolivia.
#6: Flat Stanley along with some friends got the opportunity to visit a
thatch-roof, dirt floor school in the jungle near Trinidad, Bolivia.