A Quarter Century for Orbis International

 - March 28, 2007, 6:09 AM

At the United Nations headquarters in New York City last month, supporters of Project Orbis gathered to celebrate 25 years of saving and restoring sight worldwide and to honor the leaders, doctors and donors who have made the project possible. FlightSafety International chairman Al Ueltschi, who helped launch the flying eye hospital with a DC-8 donated by United Airlines, was singled out for special recognition for his regular and sizeable contributions to Orbis over the years. His $10 million donation announced at the UN gathering takes his total given to $40 million. Orbis currently deploys an
ex-Laker Skytrain DC-10.