Airbus Perlan Glider Preps For Altitude Record Bid
June 28, 2017
The Perlan 2 stratospheric glider has arrived in Argentina as the Airbus Perlan Mission II team bids to set a new altitude record for sailplanes. The pressurized Perlan 2 is designed to reach 90,000 ft., but chief pilot Jim Payne is hoping to reach 60,000-65,000 ft. this year, enough to beat the...
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