Date(s) - 08/20/2017 - 08/21/2017
Southern Illinois Airport
The ‘Blue Dot’ is the airport which is within the full and total eclipse path. We plan on meeting Sunday with a BBQ at the airport, and then watch the event on Monday with departures in the afternoon. Be sure and bring all you food and drink as this is a small town.
The Southern Illinois Airport is planning for the arrival of many aircraft to view the eclipse. The airport is in the line of totality. The point of greatest duration, two minutes 38 seconds, is about 10 miles south of KMDH.
The airport will be allowing camping on the field, and has secured portapotties to supplement the pilot’s lounge at the T hangars.
All hotels and B&B’s have been booked for a long time, so if you are staying overnight, camping at the airport is one of the few options left. Please register on the airport’s web site to help them plan accurately to accommodate the visiting pilots & guests. At present 70 aircraft have registered on the airport’s web site: