Orbis is an angel of mercy, an aging DC10 reborn as a state-of-the-art Flying Eye Hospital. In the past 30 years, she has flown almost 200 missions in 87 countries, bringing sight to nearly 7 million people. In the series premiere of the new Discovery series Mighty Planes, we board the world’s only flying eye hospital on a fated mission to Mongolia.
With hundreds of people awaiting her arrival, a simple refueling stop in India threatens to derail the mission. On descent into Calcutta, the Orbis plane loses an engine, and a 45-minute stopover turns into a three-day odyssey, as pilots and mechanics work to get the flying eye hospital back in the air. If they fail, it will be the first aborted mission in Orbis’ history.
Format: 1 x1 hour
Produced by EPI Productions for Discovery Canada
Executive Producer Kathryn Oughtred
Series Producer Barry Davies
Director/Writer Nadine Pequeneza
Cinematographer Mike Ellis csc
Sound Recordist Peter Sawade
Editor Mark Stokes