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If you are interested in seeing the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017 check this out

Written by Andy Anderson

Turkey Mountain Airport

 

Andy is an expert pilot and frequents our local Turkey Mountain Airport.  He  is sending this information for those that want a good view of the eclipse on the 25th. Getting close to any of these airports should make for a clearer view of the eclipse. 

I’m sure by now you are aware that on Monday, August 21 we will have to opportunity to witness something that most people will never see. A total Solar Eclipse will be visible across America’s Heartland. I will list the airports that are in the path of totality and have provided information. It is up to you to select the location that suites you and contact that airport for details. Some are charging for parking on the ramp, some have camping available, some have food available, some require advance reservations and some are having a full weekend of activities. Expect large crowds and congested airspace around these airports. Lots of good information here:http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm

BTW, Don’t be looking at the eclipse without using the special ISO certified solar eclipse glasses.

Enjoy,

Andy Anderson

Woodruff, SC – Triple Tree Aerodrome airport ID (SC00) A 3 day event meals and camping available for a fee read all about it @  http://www.tripletreeaerodrome.com/eclipse-fly-in.php

Carbondale, Il – Southern Illinois Airport (KMDH) Many activities in connection with SI University. Ph: 618-453-1147

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2017/august/02/solar-eclipse-longest-at-carbondale-illinois-airport

St. Joseph, MO – Rosecrans Memorial Airport (KSTJ) Lots of activities planned at airport including free lectures. Front Page Science will be conducting a huge public observing event at Rosecrans Memorial Airport in St. Joseph, Missouri. From there, you can experience 2 minutes and 39 seconds of totality, only 1 second short of the maximum time possible. Ramp fees will be charged. Event information: http://stjosepheclipse.com/

Marshall, Missouri – Marshall Memorial Airport (KMHL) Lots of activities on Sunday and Monday camping available, you need to reserve a parking spot on the ramp in advance. Fees charged for parking and food. I have flyer and information sheet. FBO Phone:660-886-3320

Perryville, Missouri – Perryville Regional Airport (KPCD) Reservations requested phone: 573-517-2069

Perryville Regional Airport (KPCD) with its 2 minutes 40 seconds of totality is a prime Fly-In destination for any eclipse chaser or aviation enthusiasts. With a 7,000’ concrete runway this rural country airport is capable of welcoming multiple aircraft of various sizes but space is limited. Quietly situated in the Bois Brule Bottoms of Perry County near the Mississippi River it is surrounded by hundreds of acres of Missouri farmland. Just land, get out and experience the eclipse, celebrate with newfound science and aviation friends and then simply take back off to your next aviation adventure. Eclipse glasses, food, drink available on site. See our website for reservations or more information. http://www.perryvillemo.com/solareclipse2017  Don’t miss your opportunity to come to where the Sun and the Moon and the River meet!

Atchison, Kansas – Amelia Earhart Airport (K59) Eclipse-Aire-Fest. Lots of activities throughout the day.  The beginning of the eclipse should begin at 11:40 am, it will reach totality (total coverage) at 1:06pm.  We will have about 2 minutes and 19 seconds of total darkness. Visit website for information and reservations: http://atchisonkansas.com/events/eclipse-aire-fest  Phone: 913-367-5249

Bonne Terre, Missouri – Bonne Terre Municipal Airport (1BT) Three day event 19th – 21st. Phone 573-454-1266 Email:bonneterreairportairport.com

Columbia, Missouri – Columbia Regional Airport (KCOU) No events at the airport but activities are planned in town.              www.comoeclipse.com for more information on the events. For fly in information contact the FBO at 573-443-1576

Booneville, Missouri – Jesse Viertel Memorial Airport (KVER) http://www.airnav.com/airport/KVER Phone: 660-882-7441 Events are planned in town but nothing reported at the airport.

No special events at these locations so far, just a place within the totality to park and view:

Fulton Missouri – Elton Hensley Memorial Airport (KFTT) http://www.airnav.com/airport/KFTT Phone: 573-642-6222              No known events planned for in town or at airport

Sullivan, Missouri – Sullivan Regional Airport (KUUV) http://www.airnav.com/airport/KUUV Phone: 573-468-2631              No known events planned for in town or at airport

 

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