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Upcoming Solar Eclipse Could Impact Business Aircraft Operations

Some business aircraft flights may be affected by the total solar eclipse that will occur on Aug. 21, said Heidi Williams, NBAA's director of air traffic services and infrastructure. As the moon moves in front of the sun that day, a "path of totality" will develop in portions of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. This rare event has created intense demand for airport services in these areas, and operators should expect delays to ground support, parking and possibly even approach sequencing to busier airports. Pilots should also check NOTAMs carefully for possible TFRs and other events that could affect planned flights around Aug. 21.

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