FAA warns of eclipse-related air traffic and delays. Plan ahead and allow extra travel time.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning travelers of potential disruptions due to the total solar eclipse that will take place on April 8. The sun and moon will create a path of totality across 13 states in the US. Pilots are advised to prepare for operational changes and higher traffic volume at airports along the eclipse’s path, including Burlington International Airport, Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Indianapolis International Airport,

Fort Wayne Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The FAA expects the eclipse to impact the US from about 2:30 p.m. EDT to 3:40 p.m. EDT. While most of the US can see a portion of the eclipse, some cities like Dallas, Texas, and Cleveland, Ohio, will be in the line of the totality.

The FAA will limit and possibly cancel practice, approaches, touch-and-goes, and pilot training operations at airports in the eclipse path. NASA has created a map of the “Great North American Eclipse” and will assist the FAA in planning the event.

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