Here's one list of airports close to the center of the path of totality. These are certainly not the only airports, just ones I picked at the edge of
each state. A flight plan with all of these airports roughly describes the path of the eclipse. This all according to the interactive map on this site:
I was thinking of booking a couple of hotels, one or two as backups. But the eclipse is around noon, plenty of time to get to airports with good
viewing in an RV from much of the country. At the very least, I think it would be easy on short notice (i.e., once the weather is known)
to find a room within 300 miles of the path, an easy flight to and from.
The center comes on shore at ~1717Z, and leaves the US at ~1846Z.
Flying during the eclipse would certainly be cool, but this would be my first total eclipse, and I don't want to be distracted by having to watch anything but the eclipse.
S12 S87 2U7 1U2 KJAC KCPR KTOR KAIA KGRI KFNB KSTJ KJEF K02 M30 KHVC M91 KMMI 1A5 KCEU KMKS
I was thinking Casper or Jefferson City.
It would be great if people could chime in on any airports that are recommended or to be avoided, and any local lodging options.
I guess the real question is, "Where are the good parties!"