Mar 2 (Sat) 10am ORBIS comes to Moffett Field

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00am

 

ONE GLORIOUS VISION

HOW AN AIRPLANE BRINGS LIFESAVING PROCEDURES TO THE WORLD

 

ORBIS comes to Moffett Field

Saturday March 2, 2019

 

 

 

Available to the first 18 AOPA members including their guests (who do not have to be AOPA members) on Saturday March 2.  Tour starts promptly at 10 am and finishes at 1030 am, so you still have the rest of the day to fly or relax

 

This FOG flyout is actually a drive out as Moffett Field does not allow General Aviation to Land. THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE.

 

This is a life-changing MD–10—an accredited teaching hospital ready to sprint around the world carrying the most advanced gear available to perform eye surgeries and teach others the skills to do the same. The enormous airplane does it all—carries the hospital itself, creates hospital-grade oxygen on demand, purifies water, even uses its own Jet A fuel to power generators tucked into the hold, allowing it to go to work anywhere there’s a runway long enough to handle the tri-jet. The lumbering airliner-turned-cargo-jet-turned-eye-hospital is the most visible presence of Orbis International, a global force bent on stamping out diseases of the eye that otherwise leave the most vulnerable without hope.

 

“Blindness is so devastating, especially in developing countries, because there are no support services there and without sight in places like that a person is helpless.”

 

The plan travels around the world with a crew of volunteer FedEx pilots, maintenance technicians, doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, IT and AV experts, accountants, and volunteers from just about any other discipline you’d find in a hospital in a major city

 

Just register below.  This special FOG time slot is limited to 18 people.

 

Note: Other times for AOPA members and their guests can be booked by visiting https://fundraise.orbis.org/event/orbis-flying-eye-hospital-saturday-march-2-2019/e221358.

A museum on the field will welcome visitors between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Members must show their ID in order to enter. Note that Moffett is a private airfield, so attendees must drive in.