|By Fred Harl|
Orbis International, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, brings eye care to developing countries through direct care by volunteers and by educating local professionals to carry on the medical care for future generations. Since 1982, Orbis International has treated nearly 19 million people around the world, and currently has about 500 active volunteer faculty members and 100 partner organizations committed to projects of at least three years in duration. Volunteer pilots from Fedex and United Airlines fly the DC-10 to destinations such as Indonesia, China, Philippines and Vietnam, to name a few.
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Here are some views of my tour of the DC-10:
Aircraft Update: Orbis International will transition to an MD-10, an updated aircraft and airborne medical facility that will continue to be supported by Fedex (the DC-10 is no longer in the service fleet). For more information on the new aircraft, please visit http://www.orbis.org/Default.aspx?cid=9656&lang=1.
Special thanks to the Orbis International (http://orbis.org/blindness.aspx?lang=1) team for being at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and for all the work they do. For more information on what local air medical services are doing, please visit a previous post, http://aeroexperience.blogspot.com/2012/07/st-louis-downtown-airport-is-hub-of.html.