Microsoft Flight Simulator Brings Orbis Flying Eye Hospital to Life
Today we’re pleased to partner with Orbis International. This non-profit organisation transforms lives by the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness.
Orbis has a significant impact on the lives of many people and we are proud to help them fight avoidable blindness. This is a huge problem but one that can be solved. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness estimates that there are 43 million blind people and 295 millions with severe vision impairment. 77% of this is avoidable.
Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, a unique aircraft that is also a remarkable feat of engineering, is the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. It was originally a converted MD-10 cargo aircraft. Now it is a fully-accredited teaching hospital with an operating room, laser room, simulation room, classroom, and AV suite that runs training programs around the world.
The Microsoft Flight Simulator experience has the Flying Eye Hospital as an integral part. This was a great opportunity to increase awareness about Orbis.
Microsoft Flight Simulatorusers have the opportunity to tour the Flying Eye Hospital with incredible detail. You can also learn about Orbis’s mission to inspire and train local teams to save sight. However, the plane is currently not available for flight.
Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is a shining example of how aviation can make a difference in the world. The Orbis plane, which was first launched in 1982 with the DC-8 generation, has been flown to more than 97 countries for sight-saving programs. FedEx employees donated the third generation MD-10 that Microsoft Flight Simulator customers can try. It was launched in 2016.
Simulation technology was first developed by the aviation industry; Orbis and other medical professionals are now adopting it. Simulating pilots for over a century has helped them learn how to fly. Now, simulation is helping nurses, doctors and anesthesiologists to improve their patient care and save sight. Orbis employs simulation on board to train and instruct eye care professionals around the globe using virtual reality and artificial eyes. Simulating has been even more important during global pandemics, when there are fewer opportunities to practice hands-on training.
Passion for aviation and real-life simulation are what bind Orbis and Microsoft Flight Simulator together. We’re proud of this aircraft.
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To learn more about orbis.org, orbis.org/FlyingEyeHospital for more information about the aircraft.
Publited at Thu 15 July 2021, 17:59.41 (+0000).