23rd Dec 2008, 14:02
Trying to get contact information to fly for this operation. Anyone out there that can point me in the right direction , flight ops ,etc.will be much appreciated.....
Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays....
23rd Dec 2008, 14:22
If it is the ORBIS I am thinking about, the 'Flying Eye Hospital', I believe all the crew/staff is volunteer. Years back they flew a DC-8 (-33 I think....) and now I think it a DC-10 (what series I don't know). I would be interested in hearing about what you find out. I was passing through Burbank, CA when the first airplane (the Diesel) was being retrofitted. Fine airplane then (interior at least....), so I imagine the current is outstanding (but dated....). Probably their website would have information on staffing needs. Good luck!!:D
23rd Dec 2008, 14:24
Do you mean ORBIS, the flying eye hospital?. If so I believe their DC10 is flown by retired pilots from Fed. Ex UA.
ORBIS - Chief Pilot Ken Burnham: 20 Years with ORBIS (http://www.orbis.org/Default.aspx?cid=4842&lang=1)
ORBIS - Volunteer Pilots (http://www.orbis.org/Default.aspx?cid=4838&lang=1)
23rd Dec 2008, 14:35
Yes, it the flying hospital Im refering to . Kind of you to offer your replies. The web site unfortunately doesnt have any meat and potatoes aside from a general info email. Maybe if there are any FEDEX or United pilots with knowledge of this worthy cause can help .
all the best