ORBIS INTERNATIONAL BRINGS THEIR DC-10, A HOSPTIAL WITH WINGS, TO THE 2012 EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH!

Flying Eye Hospital Returns to EAA AirVenture and ORBIS to Announce Details of MD-10 2013 Launch!

Aviation enthusiasts are abuzz with the upcoming EAA AirVenture Convention - the world’s largest airshow – taking place July 23-29, 2012 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This year, ORBIS International’s Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), a literal hospital with wings, returns to AirVenture for the third time and on an unprecedented scale.

The FEH will be the largest plane at the airshow and the only offering a behind-the-scenes look at the interior of an aircraft. Visitors can tour the FEH, which is a result of a unique and lasting alliance forged between the medical and aviation industries. The specially designed and converted DC-10 aircraft allows the ORBIS team and Volunteer Faculty to provide hands-on training to local eye care professionals and convey the latest medical knowledge to treat patients and restore sight.

ORBIS will be holding an onsite press conference on Wednesday, July 25th at 1:00pm CT to discuss the organization’s mission to save sight worldwide as well as plans to replace the existing FEH with a new and improved MD-10 aircraft in 2013.

Please save the date and we will be following up with more details very soon.

More details on ORBIS are available at www.ORBIS.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ORBIS MEDIA ACTIVITIES AT OSHKOSH, OR TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW, PLEASE CONTACT:

Mechal Weiss at Mechal.Weiss@edelman.com or (646) 201-3733
Lindsay Evans at Lindsay.Evans@edelman.com or (646) 234-0011