Forty-three Eclipse Jets landed at the Branson, Missouri Airport for the Eclipse Owners Club Fall Fly-In. Pilots and enthusiasts alike came from all over the United States to take part in the annual fly in that allows pilots to visit with vendors and fellow owners to discuss the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet.
Known as the “Time Saving Machine,” the energy efficient Eclipse 550 Jet allows travelers to fly at speeds of up to 430 mph on the quietest twin-engine jet in general aviation. Before production of the new Eclipse 550 Jet began in June of this year (first deliveries are expected in mid-2013), a total of 261 Eclipse 500 Jets were produced.
“This must be the largest collection of jets comprising one model ever to land on a field at the same time, to see so many Eclipse Jets in one large formation in such a wonderful setting really is incredible,” said Mason Holland, Eclipse CEO. “To look out at over forty aircraft and know that we will be producing that many more Eclipse Jets every year really gives us a sense of accomplishment, we are so impressed by the passion exhibited by our aircraft owners”
Executive Director of Branson Airport, Jeff Bourk said it was certainly a sight to see. “We are excited and fortunate that these pilots were able to fly in to the Branson Airport and experience everything our area has to offer.”