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Texas-based 'hop-on' jet service offers exclusive eclipse flight flown by NASA pilot

The special two-hour flight will fly the path of totality during its peak shadow casting, led by former NASA astronaut and JSX pilot Bill Gregory. Photo via JSX

With Texas set to be the prime location for the Great North American Solar Eclipse, airlines are lining up to offer the best vantage point and that includes JSX: The private carrier is offering a once-in-a-lifetime in-flight experience to 12 people, to join a specialty flight from Dallas on Monday, April 8.

This special two-hour flight will fly the path of totality during its peak shadow casting, led by former NASA astronaut and JSX pilot Bill Gregory. Those onboard will receive eclipse viewing glasses for safe solar viewing, themed Solar Eclipse cocktails, and complimentary sun protection.

Flight 4824 will depart on April 8 from JSX’s dedicated hangar at Dallas-Love Field at 1 pm. Every occupant will get their own dedicated window seat for the best chance of viewing the total solar eclipse as the plane travels within the path of totality, circling Dallas, and landing back at the hangar by 3 pm.

Space enthusiasts looking for a unique vantage point from 30,000 feet up can enter the sweepstakes online now until March 14, for a free chance to view the solar phenomenon with a guest.

In addition to the sweepstakes, the hop-on air carrier is partnering with Dallas Love Field’s Frontiers of Flight Museum to identify two children in the local Texas community with an interest in STEM to experience the rare spectacle with a guardian.

Previously serving as NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour pilot and having completed 262 orbits and traveling nearly seven million miles in space, JSX’s Bill Gregory will navigate the solar eclipse with expert commentary throughout the flight. Before joining the JSX team, Bill also served as a former U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and has received numerous accolades for his professional achievements including the NASA Space Flight Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and more.

“With Dallas taking claim as the biggest city in the path of totality, we are thrilled to make this ultra premium and rare viewing opportunity a reality via JSX,” says CEO Alex Wilcox. “We’re committed to prioritizing safe, simple, joy-filled flights for all and are ecstatic to be able to provide travelers with the ultimate JSX experience in tandem with this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event.”

Other airlines offering special eclipse flights include Southwest Airlines and Delta.

JSX is the flight experience that offers convenience at an accessible price point, from checking in at a dedicated hangar 20 minutes prior to departure to flying on a sleek 30-seat jet, to business class legroom, frictionless security, free high speed Starlink Wi-Fi, and in-seat power.


This article originally ran on CultureMap.

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