The Salem Municipal Airport is expecting a significant number of aircraft arrivals to view the eclipse. Make sure you plan ahead before flying in!
Airport management is coordinating with the management of Salem Aviation Fueling, which provides parking and fuel services for aircraft visiting the Salem Airport, to take reservations of those wishing to visit the airport.
As of July 10 there are over 100 aircraft already on the list, and depending on aircraft sizes, the airport is expected to be considered “full” at approximately 150 aircraft. Depending on the number of passengers per aircraft, this level of activity could translate into several hundred people visiting the airport on Eclipse day. Anyone wishing to get on the reservation list should contact Salem Aviation Fueling at 503-364-0111 (ext. #1) and be ready to provide them with a tail number, aircraft type, arrival day/time, and number of people on board. There will be NO under-wing camping or any other overnight residency allowed at the airport. Failure to make a reservation in advance could result in visiting aircraft not being provided parking or fuel services.
The Flight Deck restaurant at the Salem Airport is hosting an outdoor breakfast on the ramp for visitors, available from 8–11 a.m. the morning of August 21. It will be a buffet line with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee and orange juice for $15 per person – CASH ONLY.
The actual restaurant will open until 11 a.m., which is normal opening time. They are NOT taking reservations for either the breakfast buffet or the restaurant; both will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. They will have tables and chairs set up (as many as possible) outside in the grassy areas near the restaurant. People are welcome to bring chairs or blankets for seating and eating outside.