On July 2nd 2019, LATAM Airlines from Chile operated a flight to follow the solar eclipse. To be able to follow the eclipse, the plane had to fly at an altitude of 12,500m at a speed of 900km/h. To achieve such a flight, LATAM worked in partnership with scientist and physician, for two years, to be able to chase the solar eclipse for more than 8 minutes instead of the 2 minutes and 30 seconds on ground. The plane used for the experience was a 787-9 Dreamliner and took off from Mataveri airport on Easter Island.
There were more than 50 passengers coming from 10 different countries on the flight which included scientist as well as enthusiasts. A Guinness World Record was also achieved during the flight. Dr. Glenn Schneider, an astronomer from the Univeristy of Arizona recorded his 35th solar eclipse.