Shadow Flight: Formation flying teams view eclipse from sky

Posted at 4:35 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 17:35:00-04

On August 21, KC Flight and Beechnuts flight teams joined forces to view the solar eclipse from the sky. They called the project "Shadow Flight."

KC Flight pilot Steve “Boomer” Stucky has been flying since 1973 and looked forward to the event. He and his plane, an RV 7 named "Mrs. Jones" (they have a thing going on) along with 12 other planes took to the air 30 minutes before the event.


Watch the video to see from the pilots’ prospective. 

“That was just amazing!” Boomer said after landing. “We got lucky with the clouds, we found a spot where we can see the sun, the corona, the change from light to dark and then back to light. You could look all around and it was like the sun was setting 360-degrees.