An MD-10 airliner converted into the world’s only flying eye care teaching hospital will make its first visit to Seattle and be stationed at the Museum for tours on July 28-29 and Aug. 4-5. The Flying Eye Hospital is operated by Orbis, an international non-profit organization that flies the plane to low and middle-income countries to mentor, train and inspire local eye health teams so they can save sight in their communities.
Orbis and the Flying Eye Hospital
Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital features 3D technology and live broadcast capabilities enabling Orbis, with their expert volunteer faculty, to train more doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals and ultimately treat more people and restore their sight. Orbis is headquartered in the USA with 15 international offices and has worked in over 90 countries. The MD-10 aircraft was donated by FedEx, then custom redesigned and fitted to create the unique aircraft using modular technology.
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29
Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5
Tours will operate during Museum hours, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Tours are FREE with Museum admission
How a Flying Hospital is Changing the Way the World Sees
Orbis leaders will take part in a panel discussion and presentation open to Museum visitors at 2 p.m. on July 28.