Casper preps for foreign private jets

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CASPER, Wyo. - People and companies from 19 foreign countries have inquired with the U.S. Customs office in Casper about flying private jets to Natrona County during the eclipse in August.

Customs and Border Protection officer Dale Leatham said he couldn't provide many details but confirmed he has fielded calls from interested parties around the world.

Leatham says he's the only immigration officer in Wyoming and the ability of international jet setters to fly straight to Casper may give the town a leg up on other communities along the route of the total solar eclipse taking place Aug. 21.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that five international airports sit within the limit lines of the eclipse, but Natrona County's is the only one that sits on the central path, offering the longest eclipse duration.