Longest view of a total solar eclipse from onboard a commercial aircraft
Eric Brown, Glenn Schneider, Skytraders Australia
9/23 minute(s):second(s)
Not Applicable ()
On 11 July 2010 EFLIGHT-2010, a chartered Airbus A319-115 LR/ACJ, remained within the umbral shadow of a total solar eclipse for 9 minutes and 23 seconds. The flight was organised by Eric Brown and astronomer Glenn Schneider (both USA) and executed by Skytraders Australia. It carried 36 passengers and 7 crew members to view totality over the Pacific Ocean some 1,500 miles east of Tahiti, at an altitude of 39,000 feet.