We’re delighted to announce right this moment that we’re partnering with Orbis Worldwide, a non-profit group remodeling lives by means of the therapy and prevention of avoidable blindness, to present flight simmers the possibility to just about discover the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital.

Orbis is making a profound influence on individuals’s lives and we’re proud to assist their struggle in opposition to avoidable blindness; a big however solvable downside that impacts thousands and thousands of individuals all over the world who don’t have entry to eyecare.  In response to the Worldwide Company for the Prevention of Blindness there are 43 million individuals residing with blindness, and 295 million with moderate-to-severe imaginative and prescient loss, 77% of which is totally avoidable.

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is a one-of-a-kind plane and an unbelievable feat of engineering. A transformed MD-10 cargo aircraft, it’s now a completely accredited instructing hospital, geared up with a state-of-the-art working room, laser therapy room, simulation middle, classroom and AV suite, that conducts coaching applications throughout the globe.

We acknowledged a possibility to boost consciousness for Orbis’s trigger by incorporating the Flying Eye Hospital into the Microsoft Flight Simulator expertise.  

Microsoft Flight Simulator customers can tour the Flying Eye Hospital in full hospital mode with stunningly genuine element and be taught extra about Orbis’s mission to coach and encourage native groups to save lots of sight of their communities by accessing the aircraft free-of-charge by means of an in-game information hyperlink or straight by way of Microsoft Flight Simulator Market. The aircraft, nevertheless, shouldn’t be at present accessible for flight.

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital demonstrates how aviation could be a pressure for good on the earth.  Since their first technology DC-Eight took off in 1982, the Orbis aircraft has flown to 97 nations to hold out sight saving applications. This third technology MD-10 that Microsoft Flight Simulator customers can expertise was donated by FedEx staff and launched in 2016.

The aviation sector first pioneered simulation know-how; now Orbis and the broader medical group are quick adopting it. Simply as simulation has been instructing pilots methods to fly for many years, it’s now serving to medical doctors, anesthesiologists and nurses to save lots of sight and enhance affected person care. On board the aircraft, Orbis makes use of simulation to show and prepare eye care groups all over the world – utilizing digital actuality, synthetic eyes and mannequins. Simulation has confirmed much more very important throughout a world pandemic as alternatives for hands-on coaching have decreased.

A ardour for aviation and life like simulation are the threads that tie Orbis and Microsoft Flight Simulator collectively, so we’re proud to showcase this distinctive plane.

The Flying Eye Hospital is on the market as a free obtain for all Microsoft Flight Simulator customers to tour starting right this moment and will probably be accessible as a free obtain within the Market on Xbox Sequence X|S on July 27. The sky is asking!

Go to orbis.org to be taught extra about their mission or go to orbis.org/FlyingEyeHospital to be taught extra concerning the aircraft.

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