FlightAware’s graphical representation of more than 2,700 aircraft flights in the path of totality during Monday’s solar eclipse. FlightAware Courtesy
FlightAware’s graphical representation of more than 2,700 aircraft flights in the path of totality during Monday’s solar eclipse. FlightAware Courtesy

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FlightAware: 2,700 flights in solar eclipse path of totality

By Jerry Siebenmark

jsiebenmark@wichitaeagle.com

August 24, 2017 10:21 AM

UPDATED August 24, 2017 10:23 AM

Flight tracking data company FlightAware put together what it’s calling a “data visualization” of aircraft flights in the path of totality during Monday’s solar eclipse.

The company said in an e-mail to The Eagle that it tracked more than 2,700 flights traveling through the path at the time of the eclipse.

FlightAware also said regional airports near the path of totality saw a 60 percent increase in traffic compared with the week before.

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark

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