Do you want 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 that compete 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 register individually and join an existing team. Register here
FedEx and Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
Throughout the event, attendees will be entertained with “Yours true” as Microsoft Pilot Chris Levesque guides you through a series of live streaming flight simulation experiences on the state-of-the-art Microsoft Flight Simulator. The flight simulations are actual GPS satellite images.
Participants attending the Orbis Flight for Sight event will also take part in a virtual tour of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. This is an amazing plane flying around the world helping those in need. FedEx donated a cargo jet that was converted into a state-of-the-art teaching and training eye clinic.
Nearly 1 billion people around the world are living with vision loss or blindness that could be prevented or treated if they had access to the care we take for granted. Your participation will help end preventable blindness for those living in love and middle-income countries that lack eye care.
Be there December 1, 2022 – Useful information for a good cause
The next Flight for Sight event will take place on December 1, 2022. Teams of up to 12 people must raise at least $2,000. That’s only $166.66 per person. So get your colleagues, 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!
Walk alone? Take a solo flight and join an existing team
December 1, 2022 flight is now open to solo travelers! There is no need to recruit 11 more friends, family or co-workers. Instead, all you have to do is pay your $25 registration fee, meet the $250 individual fundraising minimum, and you’ll be placed on a team of up to 12 of your fellow Solo Adventures. How easy is that? And you’ll make new travel-loving friends just in time for the Christmas season.
Register for the December event today!
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 puzzle” to answer travel trivia. It’s a fun way to test your travel knowledge and make new friends. It is a great team building activity for companies and clubs
Not only that, throughout the competition you can see live satellite imagery from Microsoft flight simulator Join Captain Levesque on virtual flight experiences that will take you to the far corners of the world.
Flying Eye Hospital
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital was made possible by event sponsor FedEx, who donated this unique aircraft transformed it into a state-of-the-art teaching and training eye clinic.
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 has a triple goal. Contribute to the treatment of eye problems that could easily be cured if only people had access to healthcare professionals, raise awareness of eye health among local governments, and train local healthcare professionals.
1 billion people live with preventable eye diseases
Unfortunately, 90% of the 1 billion people with preventable eye diseases live in low- and middle-income countries. That’s where the Flying Eye Hospital becomes so important. The volunteers not only treat eye diseases, but also create opportunities, simulation training and knowledge sharing with local medical professionals.
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital also raises eye health awareness in low- and middle-income countries and opens dialogue with local governments and health ministries to help change global eye health guidelines and priorities.
Flight For Sight helps end preventable blindness
The Flight for Sight event is dear to our hearts and we are honored to host the 2022 event again. We have so much fun meeting people from all over the world and sharing our love of traveling for a cause that matters.
Flight by sight also gives you the opportunity to see some of the world’s greatest wonders in a way that few people ever can – all in 60 minutes and all from the comfort and safety of your home.
But it’s about more than just the incredible view. Flight by sight is an immersive and engaging entertainment and team building experience. During the live streaming flight sim, your team of up to 12 people earn points in a series of problem-solving challenges and trivia competitions that will test your collective intelligence and creative thinking.
So don’t hesitate, join us here on December 1st for the flight to the Sight Event.
FedEx National Event Sponsor
Since 2009, FedEx has been the national event sponsor of Orbis’ other annual fundraiser, Plane Pull for Sight. We attended Plane Pull for Sight this year and it’s a fun event! Imagine a tug of war with a cargo plane! Events are held in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Start planning your team for next year’s plane train now!
These events have raised over $2 million to help end preventable blindness by funding the Flying Eye Hospital programs.
Microsoft flight simulator
Fly around the world from the comfort of your own home. You’ll see firsthand what it’s like to fly Microsoft Flight Simulator. And you can use it yourself with the X-Box Game Pass.
From small planes to widebody jets, you can test your flying skills as you soar over the far corners of the world. During the event you will see an experienced pilot in action!
We hope you will open your heart and wallet to fundraising for this important cause. It’s a fun event and it’s even more fun when you know you’re doing something good in the world.