Airbus Perlan Glider Preps For Altitude Record Bid

Credit: Perlan glider: Airbus
After modifications to heat critical systems and improve control sticks, the Airbus-sponsored Perlan 2 stratospheric glider has reached 30,615 ft., its highest altitude yet, in test flights in the U.S. The modifications were made after initial testing completed in September in El Calafate, Argentina...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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