Are you looking to give back this holiday season? Why not do something different and join the Orbis Canada Flight for Sight travel game?
Flight for Sight is a 60-minute immersive entertainment experience where Dave and I host teams competing in travel trivia challenges and interactive games. It’s the perfect team-building event for companies looking to bring their workforce together or you can sign up individually and join an existing team. Register here
FedEx and Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
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During the course of the event, participants will be entertained by “yours truly” as Microsoft pilot Chris Levesque takes you through sets of live-streamed flight simulation experiences on the state of the art Microsoft Flight Simulator. The flight simulations are actual GPS Satellite imagery.
Participants who take part in the Orbis Flight for Sight event will also take a virtual tour of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. This is an amazing airplane that flies around the world helping those in need. FedEx donated a cargo jet that was transformed into a state-of-the-art teaching and training eye hospital.
Nearly 1 billion people around the world live with vision loss or blindness that could be prevented or treated if they had access to the care that we take so easily for granted. Your participation will help to end avoidable blindness for those living in love and middle-income countries where eye care doesn’t exist. What better gift to give this holiday season than the gift of sight.
Be there December 1, 2022 – Trivia for a Great Cause
The next Flight for Sight event is happening on December 1, 2022. Teams of up to 12 people are required to fundraise at least $2,000. That’s just $166.66 per person. So get your co-workers, family, or friends together for a fun way to raise money for a charity! Having trouble getting 12 people? No Problem. Solo travelers can join an existing team!
Going Alone? Take a Solo Flight and Join an Existing Team
The December 1, 2022 flight is now open to solo travelers! There is no need to recruit 11 other friends, family, or colleagues. Instead, you’ll just need to pay your $25 registration fee, raise the individual fundraising minimum of $250 and you’ll be placed in a team of up to 12 of your fellow solo adventure seekers. How easy is that? And you’ll make new travel-loving friends just in time for the holiday season.
Throughout the day, there are three different hour-long events where teams compete against each other for points. The overall winners will be announced at the end of the final event.
The events are so much fun with teams working on different challenges from “Spot the Difference“, to “Rebus Puzzles” to answering travel trivia. It’s a fun way to test your travel knowledge and make new friends. For businesses and associations, it’s a great team-building exercise
Not only that, but throughout the competition, you’ll be able to see actual satellite imagery of Microsoft Flight Simulator as you join Captain Levesque on virtual flight experiences that take you to the farthest corners of the world.
Flying Eye Hospital
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital was made possible by the event sponsor FedEx who donated this one-of-a-kind plane and transformed it into a state-of-the-art teaching and training eye hospital.
The flying eye hospital travels to half a dozen destinations each year equipped with a full medical team from more than 30 countries. Doctors, nurses anesthesiologists, and biomedical engineers volunteer their time to share their expertise with local medical professionals.
The flying eye hospital’s goal is three-fold. To help treat eye problems that could be easily cured if only people had access to medical professionals, raise awareness of eye health with local governments, and to train local medical professionals.
1 Billion People Live with Avoidable Eye Disease
Sadly, 90% of the 1 billion people living with avoidable eye disease reside in low and middle-income countries. There is where the flying eye hospital become so important. Not only does the volunteer staff treat eye disease, but it also creates opportunities, simulation training, and sharing of expertise with local medical professionals.
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital also generates awareness about eye health in low and middle-income countries and opens dialogue with local governments and ministries of health to help change global eye health policies and priorities.
Flight For Sight Helping to End Avoidable Blindness
The Flight for Sight event is near and dear to our hearts and we are honored to be back as hosts of the 2022 event. We have so much fun meeting people from around the world and sharing our love for travel for an important cause.
Flight for Sight also gives you the chance to see some of the greatest wonders of the world in a way that few people ever can – all in 60 minutes and all from the comfort and safety of home.
But it’s about more than just the incredible view. Flight for Sight is an immersive and engaging entertainment and team-building experience. Throughout the live-streamed flight simulation experience, your team of up to 12 people will earn points in a series of problem-solving challenges and skill-testing trivia competitions that will test your collective brain power and creative thinking.
So don’t delay, join us on December 1 for the flight for Sight Event here.
FedEx National Event Sponsor
Since 2009, FedEx has been the National Event Sponsor of Orbis’s other annual fundraising event, Plane Pull for Sight. We attended Plane Pull for Sight this year and it is one fun event! Imagine having a tug of war with a cargo jet airplane! Events take place in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. Start planning your team for next year’s plane pull right now!
These events have raised over 2 million dollars to help end avoidable blindness by funding the Flying Eye Hospital programs.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Fly around the world from the comfort of your home. You’ll see first hand what its like to fly the Microsoft Flight Simulator. And you can use it yourself with the X-Box Game Pass.
You’ll be able to test your flying skills from small planes to wide body jets as you soar above the far corners of the world. During the event, you’ll get to see an expert pilot in action!
We hope that you will open your hearts and wallets to raise funds for this important cause. It’s a fun events and it’s even more fun when you know you are doing some good in the world.
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