This isn’t just a watch party, it’s a PARTY! (If you just want to watch...this isn’t the place to be! We're going to experience--and party!) Airplanes, music, yummy eats, and of course the best viewing place to see the total eclipse.
Access to the event is per vehicle and only $10. We can accept only a limited amount of vehicles, so register today! There is no parking along the highway to the airport, so a vehicle pass is required to attend the event. Premum parking is available for an additional $10
All proceeds from the event go to support the Aviation Explorers!
Help us to build a foundation for Post 99 Aviation Explorers! Aviation Explorers is a hands-on program for young men and women from the 6th grade to 20 years old. Through local, participating organizations, the program combines exciting, hands-on activities and interactions with aviation professionals representing a wide range of careers. Students will be able to experience what it's like to be a pilot, aircraft mechanic, flight engineer, avionics technician, air traffic controller and more! We are exciting to provide this opportunity to area youth and build a program that will help them discover hidden dreams and first-hand experience. All proceeds from the event will go to support Post 99 that will begin Fall 2017.
Where will you be for the destination event of a generation? Hop in a bi-plane and experience even more!
Join us in Atchison with an estimated crowd of 5k at Eclipe-Aire Fest 2017. You will have the opportunity to lift off by private plane, from the heart of the Amelia Earhart Airport to explore the beautiful Earthwork of Amelia Earhart, experience Missouri river views with the surrounding bluff hills, as you fly over the Amelia Earhart Bridge then on to the picturesque farm landscapes and then back for a quick tour of the 5K people camped below waiting for their look at the first total solar eclipse in over four decades! There is limited space for rides. Book Today!
1929 Command-Aire open cockpit bi-plane
1 or 2 people;
350 lb. total weight restriction
Stearman open cockpit bi-plane
Access to the VIP is $30 per person, and includes the following
- Delicious BBQ buffet by Chuck And Hanks
- Alchoholic and Non-alchoholic drinks (2 drink tickets included)
- Cash bar
- Private indoor bathroom
- Shaded seating
- Eclipse viewing glasses
All with preferred seating (out of the sun, until the action starts!!) and private bathrooms.
Contact Angie at 913- 367-5249 or email K59airport for reservations.
The celebration will include a presentation from astronomer Dr. Duilia de Mello, Professor and Vice-Provost at the Catholic University of America. She is the coordinator for the Vatican Observatory’s international consortium. She will give a scientific presentation on the solar eclipse and astronomy.
Dr. de Mello joined CUA in March 2003 and has been working at Goddard Space Flight Center since then. Prior to this, she spent three years at the Onsala Space Observatory in Sweden as an Assistant Professor. In 1997 she discovered the supernova SN1997D using the 1.52m ESO telescope in Chile.
Cost: included with Event Access Pass
View the only plane in existence just like Amelia Earhart's.
"Muriel" is the historic 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E airplane identical to the model flown by Amelia Earhart during her attempted world flight. She is the only Lockheed Electra L-10E left today. After aviation and Earhart enthusiast Grace McGuire spent 34 years restoring that plane, the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation purchased Muriel and brought her to Atchison in the fall of 2016. The Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation plans to design, build, and run a brand new Amelia Earhart Museum which would house Muriel
Muriel available from 10-12:30 from 2-4 with a donation of $5 to the Amelia Earhart Foundation. Children 12 and under will be admitted free with an adult.
Time: 10a-12:30p, 2p-4p
Cost: Donation of $5 on day of event
Flannigans Right Hook is a Kansas City-based trio of friends that play high-energy Irish-infused-Rock with just a dash of bluegrass. Their music includes rock covers to Irish Traditional to Classical and Originals inspiring their fans to renew their love for all kinds of music. Visit their Facebook page
Cost: included with Event Access Pass