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Orbis Unveils its New MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital

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Orbis MD-10 on the ramp at LAX

Orbis Unveils its New MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital at LAX

Photos and story by Bob Shane

June 2, 2016 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Orbis in its worldwide fight against blindness. During an LAX press conference, held on board their new MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), Orbis International introduced its third generation, state of the art, aircraft to the world. It took six years to build and it provides cutting edge technology over the DC-10 that Orbis operated for the last 22 years. The first generation jet aircraft that started it all in 1982 was a modified DC-8, formerly in service with United Airlines.

The World Health Organization estimates that there are 285 million people around the globe that are visually impaired or blind...

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2nd Annual LAX Spotters Weekend

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China Airlines

The weekend of June 1st will see Los Angeles International Airport play host to, what is an ever increasing, group of aviation and photography enthusiasts also known as “Spotters”, for what promises to be a fun-filled weekend chocked full of photography opportunities of the world’s leading airlines that operate in and out of LAX.

Originally started a few years ago by PHXSpotters, this event has ever increasingly become popular due to the numerous spots for photography (not to mention Helicopter overflights!!!), and the large variety of aircraft and airlines that fly here.  This year’s event is being coordinated in tandem with PHXSpotters and the offshoot organization “LAXSpotters”

This event is open to all aviation enthusiasts and photographers to come meet new people, reco...

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Air New Zealand unveils ‘Hobbit-themed’ Boeing 777

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Photo by: Keith Charlot

In the airline’s own words, Air New Zealand says that “stunning 777-300 aircraft … is set to become a flying billboard for the soon-to-be-released movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

“This aircraft is going to excite passengers and fans of Sir Peter Jackson’s award-winning cinema fantasies alike when it begins regular Air New Zealand services between Auckland, Los Angeles and London from this evening,” Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe said after the jet was unveiled Friday afternoon. Kieth Charlot was able to grab a outstanding departure of the Boeing 777-300 from LAX.

Air New Zealand is no stranger to creating bold special liveries for their fleet...

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