Monday, July 18, 2016

Salt Lake City Fly In Package Solar Eclipse Tour for August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017 offers a one- of- a- kind total solar eclipse experiences in the USA.  Beginning in 1991, Tropical Sails Corp has taken clients to Africa, Australia, Baja California, Caribbean, China, Indonesia, Tahiti, and Turkey for solar eclipse experiences.

Surprise, AZ, US, July 17, 2016 ( – August 21, 2017 will be the day of an amazing solar eclipse. The last one in North America was Feb. 26, 1979.  The totality of the eclipse can only been seen on a thin ribbon of land going from Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Southern Illinois, Tennessee and South Carolina.
According to Daniel Oppliger, Tropical Sails Corp’s President, “The duration of the solar eclipse increases the closer you are to the center line of the eclipse as well as the closer you are too high noon. At Tropical Sails we consider historical cloud cover as well as the overall length of the eclipse.”  Therefore, Tropical Sails Corp is offering a short tour from Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls, Idaho.  Idaho Falls is second only to central Oregon for the highest probabilities of clear skies.
The tour begins in Salt Lake City the 18th of August two days before the eclipse so that the people on tour get comfortable and grab the essence of the amazing land and the beautiful weather. The observers will reach Salt Lake City before 1 PM on the 18th and their tour guide will be there to welcome them and give them the initial solar eclipse program.  The next day, the tour will be traveling west to visit the Craters of the Moon National Monument. Then on the 3rd day, the coach will visit the Antelope Island State Park on the Great Salt Lake following the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. On the 4th day, the home journey, to the Sale Lake Airport will begin.
The Salt Lake City Solar Eclipse 2017 Tour package is priced at just $1082 pp including the accommodation for the 3 nights, most meals including a western chuck wagon feast, solar eclipse glasses, touring, and a lot more that will make the tour best for everyone.
Further information
For more information on the different Total Solar Eclipse Tours, interested parties may logon to or give them a call at 1(800)595-1003 or 1(623)444-8195

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jackson Wyoming Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017, Planning Underway

Jackson Wyoming Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017, Planning Underway

Jackson Wyoming Solar Eclipse Planning for August 21, 2017

It’s been called the “Great American Eclipse,” and Jackson Hole has been named by those in the know as one of the best places in the country to watch it. Mid-morning on Aug. 21, 2017, the path of a total eclipse of the sun will cross directly above Teton County and Grand Teton National Park.


This rare event may present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many to view a total eclipse, but for Jackson Hole, it also presents the challenge of extra crowds at a time when the valley is typically already filled with summer visitors.

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On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, 37 representatives from local, state and federal government, public lands agencies, business groups and emergency response agencies met to focus on how the community can address gaps in its ability to ensure public safety and enjoyment at the event. In two, half-day workshops, the group worked through a “Threat and Hazard Identification Risk Assessment” (THIRA) to discuss what to prepare for, how stakeholders can share resources, and to determine action plans to ensure risks or hazards can be avoided or lessened.

Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs explained that the 2016 THIRA process served two concurrent purposes: 1) Each year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency requires a proactive THIRA on a potential community risk, and 2) The THIRA offered a timely opportunity to enhance interagency and interdepartmental coordination of eclipse event planning, which began months ago for some agencies and will continue community-wide through the summer of 2017.

“In this case, we’re planning for a positive event that we know is going to happen, as opposed to planning for a large-scale disaster that may never happen,” Ochs said. “This was a major planning session. We identified many potential issues that should be addressed, stakeholders brainstormed possible solutions, and we identified the next steps we need to take to move forward. We would like to thank all the attendees for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend.”

Jackson Wyoming Solar Eclipse Tours

The THIRA was attended by representatives from Teton County, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Town of Jackson, Teton County School District, Jackson Police Department, National Elk Refuge, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, Teton County Search and Rescue, St. John’s Medical Center, Teton County Sheriff’s Office, Teton County Public Health, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, Teton Village Fire Department, Teton County Housing Authority, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, Jackson Hole Airport, and Teton County Emergency Management.

 2017 Solar Eclipse Tour
Participants discussed preparing for a wide-range of potential impacts from an influx of umbraphiles on the valley, including traffic jams; during-event emergencies, such as fires and accidents; lodging shortages; infrastructure requirements; public information needs and additional public safety staffing.

Communities from coast-to-coast within the path of “totality” — the maximum phase of a total eclipse during which the moon’s disk completely covers the sun — have been marketing for eclipse tourists and bracing for large crowds during the 2017 event.

In Jackson Hole, multiple hotels have reported being sold out for quite some time, Ochs said. Eclipse-watching parties and events throughout the valley are also expected.
From start to finish, the eclipse will last for 2 hours and 43 minutes, with totality lasting 2 minutes and 15 seconds. The next North American total eclipse is in 2024. The next opportunity to see a total eclipse near Wyoming is in 2045 in Colorado and Utah.
Tropical Sails Corp has three tours for the eclipse.  There is limited availability as the tours are all about 3/4 full as of July, 2016.