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The Airplane

Our "Wings of Mercy"

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The Flying Hospital is the world's largest fully equipped surgical hospital ever constructed inside an aircraft and the only one of its kind in the world.
Outfitted with the most modern medical equipment, The flying Hospital is an inpatient and outpatient surgical facility dedicated to addressing the unmet medical needs of populations around the world. The L-1011 jet aircraft will be operated by The Flying Hospital, Inc., a 501(c) (3) charitable humanitarian organization based in Los Angeles, California USA.

The Flying Hospital meets all United States Federal Aviation Administration standards and regulations.

The Flying Hospital is a tool that can be used by non-profit organizations, corporations, governmental agencies and other groups wishing to sponsor compassionate medical missions throughout the world. The aircraft offers a fully mobile platform for providing medical, dental inpatient and outpatient surgical services, as well as education and training to local healthcare professionals.

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The specifications of the aircraft are as follows:

L-1011 aircraft is a three engine, wide-body turbofan jet with the following characteristics:

  • Length: 177 feet (59 meters)
  • Height: 55 feet (18.3 meters)
  • Wingspan: 155 feet (51.7 meters)
  • Empty weight: 239,000 lbs.
  • Lower deck with built-in stairway for boarding from the ground level.
  • Flying Distance without refueling: 3,400 nautical miles or eight hours.
  • Average cruising altitude: 35,000 feel (11,667 meters)
  • Crusising speed: .84 mach, equivalent to 480 knots.
  • Runway required: 8,000 feet (2,667 meters)